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Washington (State). Department of Commerce. Child Care Collaborative Task Force, 01 December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Washington State Child Care Collaborative Task Force (task force) is pleased to present this interim report to the Legislature and Governor Inslee. This report includes policy recommendations to begin building a high-quality, sustainable child…
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…
ICF, Capito Associates, 30 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
In early 2020, the Washington State Departments of Commerce and Children, Youth and Families engaged in research studies related to early childhood education finance. The Child Care Collaborative Task Force, established by the Washington State…
ICF, 30 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
In early 2020, the Washington State Departments of Commerce and Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) engaged in research studies related to early childhood education finance. The Child Care Collaborative Task Force, established by the Washington…
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…
United States. Office of Child Care, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
This priorities report includes analysis of ACF-801 administrative data and summary information from 2019-2021 CCDF state plans. The CCDBG Act of 2014, and associated 2016, CCDF regulation require additional data elements to be reported by states,…
Washington (State). Department of Children, Youth and Families, Washington (State). Department of Social and Health Services, August, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report details recent overpayment data and explains overpayment trends over the past three years. Additionally, this report describes DCYF and DSHS efforts to address the root causes of overpayments, improving the overall integrity of the CCSP…
Ullrich Rebecca, Schmit Stephanie, Cosse Ruth, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief examines children's access to CCDBG-funded child care in states by race and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year (FY) 2016, building upon CLASP's previous Disparate Access research. (author abstract)
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…
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…
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'…
Schulman Karen, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center collected the data in this report from state child care administrators in the fifty states and the District of Columbia (counted as a state in this report). The Center sent the state child care administrators a survey…
Schulman Karen, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report discusses state payment rates for infant care based on February 2017 data.
Schulman Karen, Blank Helen, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Given the importance of child care assistance to families, it is essential for states to have strong child care assistance policies. Under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the major federal child care assistance program, states…