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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…
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…
Otten Jennifer J., Bradford Victoria A., Stover Bert, Hill Heather D., Osborne Cynthia, Getts Katherine, Seixas Noah, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Little is known about the health of the 2.2 million early care and education (ECE) workers responsible for the care, well-being, and success of the approximately ten million children younger than age six enrolled in ECE, or the extent to which…

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…
Washington (State). Department of Early Learning, 02 March, 2018
Reports & Papers
The intent of Phase II is to better understand the operating costs of child care facilities and the costs associated with Early Achievers. By identifying costs, DEL can identify the investment needed for each level of Early Achievers. DEL intends…
Boyd-Swan Casey, Herbst Chris M., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper sheds light on two key issues regarding the demand for teacher characteristics in the market for center-based child care. First, we study the extent to which teacher qualifications--often considered important inputs to classroom quality--…
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…
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 child care centers for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the two U.S. Territories that responded to the survey --Guam and the Virgin Islands.…
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…
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, August, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of child care center obesity prevention practices and child care resource and referral agency health-related training and technical assistance offerings, based on a survey of 113 agencies from 29 states
Tarnai John, Fall 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of child care market rates in the state of Washington in 2010 by provider type and child age, and also of the number and subsidy status of children served and provider capacity, sponsorship, and costs, based on a survey of 2,004 child care…
Rohacek Monica, Adams Gina, Kisker Ellen Eliason, 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of child care center directors' definitions of child care quality, the quality of care in the directors' centers, and the relationship between director and center characteristics and center quality, based on in-depth interviews with…
Brandon Peter D., 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the use of child care arrangements among immigrant families to non-immigrant families
Phillips Deborah A., Voran Miriam, Kisker Ellen Eliason, Howes Carollee, Whitebook Marcy, 1991
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of child care quality in child care centers serving children from low-income families, its relationship to type of center-based programming, and its comparability to child care quality in centers serving upper- and middle-income families,…