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Cruse Lindsey Reichlin, Gault Barbara, Suh Joo Yeoun, DeMario Mary Ann, May, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief discusses the time demands and time use of single mothers in college, the affordability of and access to child care with a particular focus on campus-based care, and the postsecondary outcomes of student parents by campus child care…
Ancell Katherine S., Bruns Deborah A., Chitiyo Jonathan, March, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
This article will provide examples of programs that successfully involve fathers, and offer strategies to promote father involvement in the lives of young children with disabilities. Although some are loosely based on recommendations from well-…
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, February, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This document discusses how the availability, intensity, and affordability of early childhood education and care services, as well as work-family policies, can affect women's labor force participation across Organisation for Economic Co-operation…
Horne Rebecca M., Breitkreuz Rhonda, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In the majority of Canadian provinces, the child care system is characterized by a lack of regulated, affordable, and accessible child care spaces. Given that mothers continue to be primarily responsible for the care of children, such limited…
Sihto Tiina, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose -- The purpose of this paper is to examine the changes in local childcare policy that have taken place between the years 2008 and 2016 in the city of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and to study how the local gender contract for women is being reshaped…
Chacko Anil, Fabiano Gregory A., Doctoroff Greta L., Fortson Beverly, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Engaging fathers and improving their parenting and, in turn, outcomes for their children in preventive/promotion-focused parenting interventions has been a notable, but understudied, challenge in the field. This study evaluated the effects of a…
Acevedo-Polakovich Ignacio D., Spring Hannah E., Stacy Sara T., Nordquist Erica A., Normand Mary M., November, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
In the United States (U.S.), Early Head Start programs provide important services and resources that can benefit children and families. While additional benefits occur when these programs engage fathers, Early Head Start has historically experienced…
Cabrera Natasha J., Karberg Elizabeth, Malin Jenessa L., Aldoney Daniela, November/December 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using data from a diverse sample of low-income families who participated in the Early Head Start Research Evaluation Project (n = 73), we explored the association between mothers' and fathers' playfulness with toddlers, toddler's affect during play…
Warash Barbara G., Root Amy Kennedy, Doris Meghan Devito, May/June 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Play is essential for growth and learning during early childhood. However, the current focus on academics in preschool education has resulted in less emphasis placed on play as a learning tool. In the current study, parents' value of play was…
Chien Nina C., Minton Sarah, Giannarelli Linda, January, 2017
Reports & Papers
The federal government provides subsidies for child care to low-income families to promote employment and child development, among other reasons. These subsidies currently provide child care for 15 percent of eligible families, and the current…
Simms Kimberly Burgess, Chien Nina C., Enchautegui Maria E., 20 December, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
One of the primary motivations for public investment in early care and education is its potential to increase parental employment. Indeed, economic theory and empirical evidence suggest that such support can improve parental labor force…
Enchautegui Maria E., Chien Nina C., Simms Kimberly Burgess, Ghertner Robin, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
One of the purposes of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is to provide parents with child care to enable their work. In FY2014, 1.4 million children (from 853,000 families) received subsidies through this program averaging $4,800 per year.…
Enchautegui Maria E., Chien Nina C., Simms Kimberly Burgess, Ghertner Robin, December, 2016
Executive Summary
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) provides access to child care for low-income families so they can work, attend school, or enroll in training to improve the well-being of their families and support early learning and development of their…
Foster Tricia D., Froyen Laura C., Skibbe Lori E., Bowles Ryan P., Decker Kalli B., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The home learning environment (HLE) that children experience early on is highly predictive of their later academic competencies; however, the bulk of this work is operationalized from mothers' perspectives. This study investigates the HLE provided…
Duursma Elisabeth, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Bookreading is known to benefit young children's language and literacy development. However, research has demonstrated that how adults interact around a book with a child is probably even more important than reading the complete text. Dialogic or…