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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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Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, April 2021
Reports & Papers

This report aims to answer the following questions, summarize findings from analyses conducted in November 2019, highlight gaps in the available information on quality investments, and offer implications for future research. 1) What were states’…

Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, King Carlise, Martinchek Kassandra, Isaacs Julia B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
This list includes resources useful to researchers and agency staff who analyze state-level early care and education (ECE) administrative data for research purposes. The term administrative data refers to information about individual children,…
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, Daily Sarah, Stepleton Kate, October, 2020
Reports & Papers

The purpose of the Initial Effects of Child Care Reauthorization on Child Care Markets project is to understand early implementation issues related to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 by examining existing data,…

Paschall Katherine W., Halle Tamara, Maxwell Kelly, June, 2020
Reports & Papers

The purpose of this report is to use nationally representative data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to provide a descriptive comparison of the types of ECE available in high-density urban, moderate-density urban…

Lin Van-Kim Bui, Shaw Sara H., Maxwell Kelly, August, 2019
Other
The purpose of this brief is to highlight a range of federal, state, and local administrative data sources that could be used to address policy-relevant ECE questions. We describe data sources across four main areas: early care and education; health…
Maxwell Kelly, Warner-Richter Mallory, Partika Anne, Franchett Audrey, Kane Maggie C., August, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes publicly available information about the coordination or inclusion of Head Start across various aspects of state and territory ECE systems. The findings are organized by nine topics: the agency housing Head Start Collaboration…
Maxwell Kelly, Warner-Richter Mallory, Partika Anne, Franchett Audrey, Kane Maggie C., August, 2019
Executive Summary
This report summarizes publicly available information about the coordination or inclusion of Head Start across various aspects of state and territory ECE systems. The findings are organized by nine topics: the agency housing Head Start Collaboration…
Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, Blasberg Amy, Miranda Brenda, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Bingham Gary E., Mason Rihana S., Li Weilin, Bultinck Erin, Gebhart Tracy, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report examines the relationship between star ratings and independent observations of program quality, children's development over the school year, and work climate. This report uses child assessment, observation, and questionnaire data…
Maxwell Kelly, Starr Rebecca, March, 2019
Other
The primary purpose of this brief is to describe a framework for the role of licensing in supporting quality ECE. We hope that this framework will assist Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and licensing administrators in their work to oversee…
Early Diane Marie, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Maxwell Kelly, Bultinck Erin, Nugent Courtney, Mason Rihana S., Miranda Brenda, Blasberg Amy, Bingham Gary E., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines those providers', directors', and teachers' perceptions, including what motivated them to join, what supports they have used and found most helpful, and their suggestions for improving the system. This report presents self-…
Shaw Sara H., Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, June, 2018
Other

This resource is intended to provide guidance to early childhood researchers to prepare data sharing agreements related to the use of administrative data from state agencies. A data sharing agreement is a formal document of agreement between two…

Lin Van-Kim Bui, King Carlise, Maxwell Kelly, Shaw Sara H., May, 2018
Other
This report describes partnerships between researchers and state early childhood agencies in Georgia, Oregon, and South Carolina. Two of these partnerships are with researchers who are external to the state agency, and one is with a research team…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines how ratings differed according to the populations of children that programs served and program accreditation, how long the rating process took, and a comparison of programs' re-ratings to their initial ratings. (author abstract)
Maxwell Kelly, Sotolongo Joy, Gebhart Tracy, January, 2018
Reports & Papers
The reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) includes a requirement for states to monitor the basic health and safety practices of legally operating, license-exempt programs that receive child care subsidy funds. Bright…
Maxwell Kelly, Sotolongo Joy, Gebhart Tracy, January, 2018
Executive Summary
The reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) includes a requirement for states to monitor the basic health and safety practices of legally operating, license-exempt programs that receive child care subsidy funds. Bright…