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United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
Our audit covered 1,721 licensed child day centers and family day homes that received CCDF funding during State fiscal year 2018. We used geographic area, total capacity, and total CCDF funding received to select 15 child day center providers and 15…
Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This audit provides a national snapshot of State-level approaches to some of the issues posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in child care settings. Our objective was to identify the approaches that CCDF lead agencies in each State and the…
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…
Eckhoff Angela, Tilhou Rebecca, Austin Nicole, John Rebecca, September, 2019
Reports & Papers
This policy brief explores state-level conduct and discipline policies across the United States as a means to compare and provide models for Virginia's practices and policies as related to preschool and primary age children. Further, we investigate…
Econometrica, Inc., February, 2019
Reports & Papers
The goal of the analysis presented in this report is to forecast the Tier I, Tier II, and overall error rates for each year from FY 2016 through FY 2020 and to estimate the cost to CACFP associated with the predicted tiering errors. This analysis…
Paez Paola, Alcorn Michelle, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Regulations for childcare facilities vary greatly in terms of licenses, services provided, times of operation, and type of care offered. Food safety regulations are determined by each state and they can differ depending on the type of childcare…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Neelon Brian H., Pearce John, Grossman Elyse R., Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Slining Meghan, Duffey Kiyah J., Frost Natasha, August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: State policies have the potential to improve early care and education (ECE) settings, but little is known about the extent to which states are updating their licensing and administrative regulations, especially in response to national…
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…
Leone Cortney M., Jaykus Lee-Ann, Cates Sheryl C., Fraser Angela M., May-June 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives. Close, frequent contact between children and care providers in child-care centers presents many opportunities to spread human noroviruses. We compared state licensing regulations for child-care centers with national guidelines written to…
Slining Meghan, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Duffey Kiyah J., 22 November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The purpose of this study was to review state regulations promoting increased physical activity and decreased sedentary behaviors in infants in child care and to assess consistency with recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations. Methods…

Farris Alisha R., Misyak Sarah, Duffey Kiyah J., Davis George C., Hosig Kathy, Atzaba-Poria Naama, McFerren Mary M., Serrano Elena L., November/December 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Approximately 40% of children bring a packed lunch to school. Little is known about the quality of these lunches. This study examined the nutritional quality of packed lunches compared with school lunches for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten…
Kim Juhee, Kaste Linda M., Fadavi Shahrbanoo, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, July/August 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of state child care regulations in the United States in terms of their inclusion of selected oral health and nutrition standards related to early childhood dental cavities, based on a review of regulations in 50 states and the District of…
Arlington County (Va.). Arlington Economic Development, January, 2010
Reports & Papers
An examination of the role of child care availability in the economic development of Arlington, Virginia, and policy recommendations for the county to both support the child care needs of local businesses and allow for the opening of child care…