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Fung Nickie, Conroy Kara, Brown Elizabeth, Harding Jessica F., Holdbrook Jeanette, Rankin Max, Roemer Grace, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Grantees faced challenges in their efforts to create and sustain systems change. Connecting the child care and workforce development systems required establishing new partnerships and progress sometimes stalled due to organizational change and…

Fung Nickie, Harding Jessica F., Brown Elizabeth, Conroy Kara, Holdbrook Jeanette, Roemer Grace, Rankin Max, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

SWFI grantees worked toward the overarching goal of removing child care barriers faced by working families in need of training by facilitating parents’ access to child care and child care subsidies. Addressing child care needs is crucial in…

Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2021
Reports & Papers

The 18th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, includes information for every state on child enrollment, funding, staffing, and…

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…
Keating Kim, Cole Patricia A., Schaffner Mollyrose, 2020
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 bridges the gap between science and policy with national and state-by-state data on the well-being of America's babies. The 2020 edition of the Yearbook, along with issue-based briefs, adds to the ability to see…
Keating Kim, Daily Sarah, Cole Patricia A., Murphey David A., Pina Gabriel, Ryberg Renee, Moron Leanna, Laurore Jessie, 2019
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 is a first-of-its-kind resource for stakeholders who recognize the critical importance of supporting the healthy development and well-being of America's babies and toddlers. It seeks to bridge the gap between…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Given the importance of the state-federal partnership in ECE, the Bipartisan Policy Center undertook this study to explore whether states, like the federal government, are making progress toward improved integration and governance in ECE programs.…
King Carlise, Perkins Victoria, Nugent Courtney, Jordan Elizabeth, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
The mission of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) is to support state policymakers in developing and using coordinated state early care and education (ECE). With these goals in mind, we launched our third national survey to examine the…
Sedgwick Donna, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigates if the collaborative process differs among a group of public programs involved in varying levels of interorganizational activities. Thomson and Perry (2006) suggest five process dimensions underlie collaboration: governance,…
Carolan Megan E., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
All Head Start grantees are required to annually submit the Program Information Report (PIR), which requests data on a range of demographic and operational questions. ICS reviewed nationally data on a range of issues, as well as pulled PIR data by…
Glass Valerie Q., Willox Lara, Barrow Katie M., Jones Sarah, May/June 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Our qualitative study explores three phenomena: (a) the phenomenon of being a queer parent with a child in preschool; (b) the phenomenon of being a preschool teacher or administrator when children with queer parents are present in the classroom; and…
Prussin II Aaron J., Vikram Amit, Bibby Kyle J., Marr Linsey C., 04 March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Children's daycare centers appear to be hubs of respiratory infectious disease transmission, yet there is only limited information about the airborne microbial communities that are present in daycare centers. We have investigated the microbial…

Sedgwick Donna, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article examines collaboration between Head Start and the Virginia Preschool Initiative to see how collaborative challenges vary given the degree of collaborative activity between programs. Limited collaborative management research addresses…
Ackerman Debra J., 2016
Reports & Papers
The current early care and education (ECE) policy context is bringing increased attention to the training completed by the child care workforce and to the use of registries to track such training. Although ECE workforce registries are designed to…
Build Initiative, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
A total of 35 states and territories responded to a BUILD survey in Fall 2014 related to the alignment of QRIS and CCR&R services in their state. The survey was primarily responded to by QRIS administrators and staff. (author abstract)