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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Weyer Matt, August 2021
Other

The pandemic has brought significant attention to the importance of early care and education (ECE), as well as the importance of engaging families in new ways. For the majority of the country, it has brought to light what advocates and…

Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. There are snapshots for 50 states, District of Columbia, and a separate national snapshot. Each snapshot provides the following: the number and share of children under age 6…

Mattingly Marybeth J., Carson Jessica A., July 2021
Reports & Papers

In this brief, authors Beth Mattingly and Jess Carson consider the impact of capping child-care expenses for New Englanders paying out of pocket for child care. Using the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, they find that poverty would…

Irwin Clare W., Gallo Audrey, February 2021
Reports & Papers

In an effort to increase access to high-quality prekindergarten (preK) programs for all young children in Vermont, the state passed universal preK legislation in 2014 (Act 166). All 3- and 4-year-olds have access to 10 hours a week of state-…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In efforts to better understand program availability, quality, and characteristics related to family choice among universal prekindergarten (preK) programs in Vermont, this study examined the characteristics of approved preK programs overall,…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
Other

This document includes the literature review, methods, and supporting analyses for "Characteristics of approved universal prekindergarten programs in Vermont in 2018/19."

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…
Smith Kelly B., Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Do states learn from other states through venues other than the legislative enactment of new policies? This article demonstrates that two-way learning can occur through alternative venues: (1) legislators can adjust the budget of similar state…
Procare Solutions, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is an analysis of child care attendance and market changes, only among centers using Procare Solutions software products, during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States. Data were collected by the software and anonymized…
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…
Schulman Karen, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center surveyed state child care administrators to help assess how COVID-19 was affecting child care in their states, how they were using their additional CCDBG funding to address the needs of their child care providers…
Schulman Karen, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
To help assess the current status and future prospects of our critical child care sector, this report examines how the pandemic and recession are affecting state child care systems, how states are responding to the impacts on their child care…
Public Policy Associates, Incorporated, March 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The Child Development and Care (CDC) program provides eligible families with child care assistance. This program is administered in Michigan through the Michigan Department of Education/Office of Great Start (MDE/OGS), with assistance from the…

Cook Kyle Demeo, Irwin Clare W., Gallo Audrey, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands partnered with the Vermont Agency of Education and the Agency of Human Services to address questions about enrollment patterns in universal preK. This study uses data from the 2016/17…
Schmidt Clifford, Schmidt Kathryn, Orlowski Tara Lynne, 2020
Reports & Papers
In 2017, NARA sent a survey to all state child care licensing agencies via an online survey tool. The survey included 144 questions relating to regulatory implementation and operational procedures. Fifty states, the District of Columbia, and America…