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Lin Ching-Hsuan, Wiley Angela R. (Angela Renee), November, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Relative child care is the most common type of child care, especially for low-income and racial/ethnic minority families. This type of child care may provide emotional support but also generate stress. This study examines whether the use of relative…
Crosby Danielle A., Mendez Julia L., November, 2017
Reports & Papers

This brief draws on survey and retrospective calendar data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to describe the work schedules of low-income Hispanic parents with young children from birth to age 5 (not yet in…

Matsui Amy K., Adams Gina, Burnett Carol, 10 October, 2017
Multimedia
This webinar discusses the challenges and opportunities involved when parents need both education/training and child care access/support. Viewers will learn about Bridging the Gap, a project that examines how child care intersects with postsecondary…
Matsui Amy K., Adams Gina, Burnett Carol, 10 October, 2017
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses the challenges and opportunities involved when parents need both education/training and child care access/support. Viewers will learn about Bridging the Gap, a project that examines…
Yan Ni, Ansari Arya, Q4 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Informed by the transactional and bioecological theories, this study examined the bidirectional relations between intrusive caregiving and children's externalizing behaviors across the family and school systems during the early elementary school…
Carrillo Dani, Harknett Kristen, Logan Allison, Luhr Sigrid, Schneider Daniel J. (Daniel Jonathan), September, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Drawing on 25 in-depth interviews with parents employed in the service sector in the San Francisco Bay area, we find that meeting the demands of work and parenting almost invariably involved reliance on informal child care. We unpack the…
National Survey of Early Care and Education Project Team, August, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This research snapshot describes work schedules of parents of young children during a reference week in 2012. We describe how work schedules differ for households of different income levels; between one-parent and two-parent families; and in…

Baumgartner Jennifer, McBride Brent A., Ota Carrie L., DiCarlo Cynthia F., July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explores the associations among parental education, weekly work hours, child behaviours, and parental daily hassles and parents desires for continuity between home and childcare. Data were collected using questionnaires from 82 parents…
Goldberg Abbie E., Smith JuliAnna Z., Q3 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Almost no research has examined the role of parent-school relationships in relation to child psychological functioning in adoptive families or same-sex parent families, much less same-sex adoptive families. Yet adoptive families, and particularly…
Williams Matt, June, 2017
Other
This policy brief highlights the need to invest in pathways to higher paying work and presents MCH WinC as a solution to Mississippi's "Middle Skills Gap" that promises to place mothers with child care needs onto pathways toward higher-paying jobs…
Datta A. Rupa, Milesi Carolina, 24 May, 2017
Multimedia

This webinar examines key components of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) Household Survey, with particular focus on adult calendar data content. It considers research issues regarding parental employment that may be…

Datta A. Rupa, Milesi Carolina, 24 May, 2017
Other

This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that examines key components of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) Household Survey, with particular focus on adult calendar data content. It considers research issues…

Davis Belinda Creel, Bustamante Ali, Bronfin Melanie, Rahim Monica Candal, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
Although a wealth of research has focused on benefits for young children and local communities, less attention has been given to the benefits of quality ECE for employers and working parents. To date, we have been unable to locate Louisiana-based…
Davis Belinda Creel, Bustamante Ali, Bronfin Melanie, Rahim Monica Candal, May, 2017
Executive Summary
Although a wealth of research has focused on benefits for young children and local communities, less attention has been given to the benefits of quality ECE for employers and working parents. To date, we have been unable to locate Louisiana-based…
O'Neal Colleen, Weston Lynsey, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Berlin Lisa J., Atapattu Ranga, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Infant-parent interactions occur across many situations, yet most home-based assessments of parenting behaviors are conducted under conditions of low stress, such as free play. In this study, low-income mothers from the Early Head Start Research and…