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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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Workman Simon, June 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2018, the Center for American Progress developed an interactive cost estimation tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of child care in each state, and better understand why high-quality child care is out of…

Workman Simon, Capito Jeanna, Connors-Tadros Lori, May 2021
Other

The federal funding opportunity to renew state Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG B-5) planning grants signaled growing recognition of the continued need for system building efforts in early care and education (ECE). Current and proposed…

Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, 03 September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Despite the critical role of child care in supporting the economy, there is a lack of clear understanding as to what it really costs to provide quality child care—particularly as child care programs face new guidelines and challenges responding to…
Workman Simon, Brady Mathew, 03 September, 2020
Other

This resource is an interactive online tool with individual state information. Users are able to select a state and then create cost of care estimates for coronavirus or pre-coronavirus scenarios that depict data on child care centers, family…

Workman Simon, 03 September, 2020
Methods
The interactive tool is intended to demonstrate the increased costs faced by providers who have remained open during the coronavirus pandemic. The calculator allows users to modify several data points but also includes default data to simplify the…
Morrissey Taryn, Workman Simon, 04 August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This issue brief takes a closer look at how Georgia used grants and contracts to increase access to child care. While this program was recently defunded due to COVID-19-related budget cuts, Georgia’s experience can provide a useful guide for other…
Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, November 2019
Reports & Papers

This is a presentation of results of the modeling of child care costs and quality in five separate regions of New York State and in both center- and home-based care settings.

Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, February, 2019
Other
This toolkit is designed to help policymakers, program administrators, researchers, and advocates better understand the true cost of operating a licensed child care program and of achieving high-quality. (author abstract)
Jessen-Howard Steven, Workman Simon, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. Each fact sheet provides state data concerning demographics, child care cost (center-based), subsidy receipt, workforce wages, and economic benefit estimates based on increased…
Malik Rasheed, Hamm Katie, Schochet Leila, Novoa Cristina, Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
To better understand the U.S. supply of licensed child care and national trends in families' proximity to child care, the Center for American Progress analyzed the geographic locations of licensed child care facilities, including centers and family…
Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
Using data from the Center for American Progress' "Where Does Your Child Care Dollar Go?" tool and new analysis that estimates the cost of home-based family child care, this report looks at this "giant math equation" specifically as it relates to…
Jessen-Howard Steven, Malik Rasheed, Workman Simon, Hamm Katie, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
While, anecdotally, many parents know that infant and toddler child care supply is limited, very few studies have analyzed supply and demand for young children specifically. To begin to quantify the problem, the Center for American Progress obtained…
Workman Simon, February, 2018
Other
This document uses data from an interactive tool that estimates the cost of center-based child care by state to discuss the expenses that contribute to the cost, changes in cost related to program quality, and program revenue streams and funding.
Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. Each fact sheet provides state data concerning demographics, child care cost (center-based), subsidy receipt, workforce wages, and economic benefit estimates based on increased…
Workman Simon, 11 May, 2017
Other
This document discusses what quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) are, the quality improvement supports they offer, how they can be improved, and how policymakers and advocates can support quality improvement in early childhood programs.