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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…

Hughes Sheryl O., Power Thomas G., Beck Ashley, Betz Drew, Goodell L. Suzanne, Hopwood Veronica, Jaramillo J. Andrea, Lanigan Jane, Martinez AnaMaria Diez, Micheli Nilda, Olivera Yadira, Overath Irene, Parker Louise, Ramos Guadalupe, Thompson Yuri Peralta, Johnson Susan L., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To assess the short-term effects of an obesity prevention program promoting eating self-regulation and healthy food preferences in low-income Hispanic children. Design: Randomized controlled trial with pretest, posttest, and 6- and 12-…
Hill Zoelene, Gennetian Lisa A., Mendez Julia L., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) serves dual goals of promoting low-income parents' employment, education, and training, and supporting parents' use of high quality child care and education. While changes in CCDF policies have aimed to…
Gennetian Lisa A., Mendez Julia L., Hill Zoelene, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
The findings in this brief suggest that policymakers' review of certain policies and administrative practices for CCDF (and related social services) might uncover factors that (perhaps inadvertently) create barriers for eligible Hispanic families'…
Greenberg Erica, Michie Molly, Adams Gina, February, 2018
Reports & Papers
This study is the second project, and it explores strategies in four communities with unusually high rates of enrollment among low-income immigrant families and negligible (or nonexistent) gaps in enrollment between children of immigrants and…
Mattingly Marybeth J., Schaefer Andrew, Carson Jessica A., Fall 2016
Reports & Papers
Access to quality, affordable child care is critical for American working families, and it is a major focus of efforts to bring about more family-friendly workplaces. In this brief, we analyze families' child care expenses and identify, among…
Lyon Kate, Geary Erin, Sparr Mariel, Buckless Brandie, Salvador Melina, Morales Julie, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The following explains the purpose of this report: 1. Describe the Tribal Home Visiting Program, grantees, and family and community contexts that influence implementation of the program 2. Highlight the expanded reach and availability of home…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
In December of 2007, OHS turned to the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS), a relevant Federal resource that collects data annually on farmworker populations, to explore regional population demographics for MSHS-eligible families. In…
Park Maki, McHugh Margie, June, 2014
Reports & Papers
Many programs face difficulties engaging with immigrant and refugee parents who often require support building U.S. cultural and systems knowledge and in overcoming English language and literacy barriers. These difficulties have been exacerbated in…
Gelatt Julia, Adams Gina, Huerta Sandra, March, 2014
Reports & Papers
Given that children of immigrants form a growing share of the population of young children in the country, policymakers wishing to ensure that their prekindergarten programs are reaching children who could benefit from early education must continue…
Reid Jeanne L., Ready Douglas D., November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As policymakers expand access to preschool, the sociodemographic composition of preschool classrooms will become increasingly important. These efforts may create programs that increase the concentration of children from low-income families or,…
Condon Marie-Celeste, 2011
Reports & Papers
Incarcerated mothers and their babies are invisible to most of us. Little is known about the discourses surrounding women who give birth and begin raising their babies while doing time in prison. I conducted a two year, exploratory, qualitative…
Smith Linda K., 09 July, 2010
Reports & Papers
An examination of child care challenges facing child care providers and parents in rural areas, based on survey responses from child care resource and referral agencies in 42 states
Crosnoe Robert, Leventhal Tama, Wirth R. J., Pierce Kim M., Pianta Robert C., NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, May/June 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between both math and reading achievement and growth and both family socioeconomic status and environmental stimulation at home, in preschool, in child care, and in 1st-grade classrooms, from a secondary analysis of data…
Augustine Jennifer March, Cavanagh Shannon E., Crosnoe Robert, September 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between maternal education and type, quality, and quantity of early child care arrangements used, based on a secondary analysis of data from a longitudinal study of 1,127 children and thier families