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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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Seefeldt Carol, 1988
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of the development and implementation of accreditation guidelines for early education providers as well an overview of how to improve baccalaureate and fifth-year education for early education providers
Phillips Deborah A., Zigler Edward F., 1987
Other
Peer Reviewed
An overview of empirical, ideological and political influences that have shaped the history of federal child care regulation
Rose-Ackerman Susan, 1983
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A paper estimating the effects of regulation on subsidized child care and examining ways of measuring quality in child care centers impacted by new regulations
Corry Claud B., 1964
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A description of the development and dynamics of child care licensing procedures in the United States
Benjamin Sara E., n.d.
Other
An overview of state regulations on nutrition guidelines and physical activity in child care centers and family child care homes in all 50 states and the Virgin Islands, as well as those operated by the Department of Defense
Child Care Aware of America, n.d.
Other
This resource is an interactive online tool with individual state information. Users can choose to view state data related to six topics/standards: staffing, infectious disease, program activities for healthy development, nutrition and food service…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, n.d.
Other
This resource is an interactive online tool with individual state information. Users can access licensing contact information, licensing regulations, and additional standards, by state/territory.
Child Care Aware of America, n.d.
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a discussion of components of comprehensive background checks for child care workers that ensure the safety of children in child care, and of an overview of federal and state comprehensive background check policies for child care…
Afterschool Investments Project, n.d.
Executive Summary
A summary of an examination of features of exemptions related to care for school-age children in state and territory child care licensing regulations
Mercatus Center, n.d.
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A new study for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University finds that regulations intended to improve the quality of child care often focus on easily observable measures, such as group sizes or child-staff ratios, that do not necessarily affect…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, n.d.
Fact Sheets & Briefs
These standards describe what early childhood professionals are expected to know and do with children from birth through age eight, defining essential learning outcomes in professional preparation and presenting a shared vision of excellence. Each…
National Association for Regulatory Administration, n.d.
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The State of Connecticut has partnered with the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) to analyze, modernize, and strengthen the Department of Public Health's (DPH) child care licensing program. This multi-year project began with…
Ohio. Bureau of Child Care and Development, n.d.
Reports & Papers
An analysis of Ohio child care licensing activities, including inspections conducted, the number and types of violations found, and steps taken to address violations, based on data from licensing inspections performed during state fiscal year 2010
Ohio. Bureau of Child Care and Development, n.d.
Reports & Papers
An analysis of Ohio child care licensing activities, including inspections conducted, the number and types of violations found, and steps taken to address violations, based on data from licensing inspections performed during state fiscal year 2011
National Association for Regulatory Administration, n.d.
Reports & Papers
A study of licensing procedures in each state, including licensing practices, regulatory requirements, and operations for family child care providers, group child care homes, and child care centers, based on a survey of state child care licensing…