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Kane Maggie C., Harris Phoebe, Jordan Dorothy, Lloyd Chrishana M., Testa Mary Beth Salomone, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The document provides an overview of policies related to state definitions and regulations, licensing and subsidy, external systems, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and funding. We also highlight changes to policies related to HBCC…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Grossman Elyse R., 22 April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recently, there has been a substantial increase in public support for policies requiring safer storage of firearms. Child access prevention (CAP) laws are 1 example, because they may reduce firearm-related injuries. Many US states have CAP laws that…
Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Frost Natasha, Babcock Carly, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Introduction Excessive screen media use has been associated with a number of negative health outcomes in young children, including increased risk for obesity and comparatively lagging cognitive development. The purpose of this study was to assess…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Davis Melanie L., Neelon Brian H., Looby Anna Ayers, Frost Natasha, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

OBJECTIVES: Early care and education (ECE) settings have become primary targets for policy change in recent years. In our 2008 study, we assessed state and regional variation in infant feeding regulations for ECE and compared them to national…

Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Frost Natasha, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Most women in the US are not meeting the recommendation of exclusively breastfeeding their infants for the first 6 months of life. The child care environment can be especially influential in a mother's ability to continue breastfeeding after…
Durden Tonia, Mincemoyer Claudia, Crandall Leslie, Alviz Kit, Garcia Aileen, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality family childcare (FCC) can positively influence all areas of a child's growth and development. Thus, it is important to invest in efforts to increase quality, including providing professional development to enhance the skills of those…
National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement, National Association for Regulatory Administration, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies for family child care homes (FCCHs) for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the two U.S. Territories that responded to the survey--Guam and the…
Duffey Kiyah J., Slining Meghan, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Child care facilities' policies can importantly impact health behaviors of toddlers and preschoolers. Our aim was to assess state regulations promoting physical activity (PA) in child care and compare regulations to national recommendations. Methods…
Hallam Rena A., Bargreen Kaitlin, Ridgley Robyn, October-December 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study is a secondary analysis of a statewide sample of licensed family child care providers in the Tennessee Child Care Evaluation and Report Card Program (N = 1,145) that describes the general quality of family child care programs in the state…
Porter Toni, Nichols Tahra, Del Grosso Patricia, Begnoche Carol, Hass Rachel, Vuong Lee, Paulsell Diane, 31 March, 2010
Reports & Papers
A compilation of profiles of 96 initiatives that target and support home-based child care
Afterschool Alliance, October, 2009
Reports & Papers
A 2009 update of and comparison to a 2004 study of the after school child care arrangements of kindergarten through grade 12 students, based on a survey of nearly 30,000 households
Food Assistance & Nutrition Research (Program : U.S.), United States. Food and Nutrition Service, 1999
Reports & Papers
An inquiry into the participation rates of family child care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)