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Washington (State). Department of Commerce. Child Care Collaborative Task Force, 01 December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Washington State Child Care Collaborative Task Force (task force) is pleased to present this interim report to the Legislature and Governor Inslee. This report includes policy recommendations to begin building a high-quality, sustainable child…
Washington (State). Department of Commerce. Child Care Collaborative Task Force, 01 December, 2020
Executive Summary
This report includes policy recommendations to begin building a high-quality, sustainable child care system that supports Washington's children, families and communities. The task force, a broad coalition of child care providers, advocates,…
Halkitis Sophia, Drobnjak Marija, Hornick-Becker Daryl, Kimiagar Bijan, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
To better inform needed actions, this brief examines two economic dimensions of access to child care — child care cost burden and affordability. For both analyses, data on the cost of either center-based or home-based child care in New York City…
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Center for Education and Workforce, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
This spring, following the dramatic changes resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber Foundation began an in-depth study to understand the implications for families, the childcare industry, and employers. The report that follows, and…
Tilhou Rebecca, Eckhoff Angela, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The purpose of this report is to direct attention to the issues related to childhood in rural Virginia, as rural localities present a unique set of challenges for young children and families. In the sections that follow, we present an overview of…
Pages Remy, Lukes Dylan J., Bailey Drew H., Duncan Greg J., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using an additional decade of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Children and Young Adults (CNLSY), this study replicated and extended Deming’s evaluation of Head Start’s life cycle skill formation impacts in three ways.…
Vermont. Child Development Division, December 2020
Reports & Papers

This report looks at the number of spaces in regulated child care, based on the reported capacity reported by programs each December. It also looks at the enrollment of infants through preschool age children in regulated programs. This report…

Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Legislative Policy and Research Office, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
House Bill 2346 directed the Task Force to make recommendations to the Legislature by December 31, 2020, to achieve the following: - Increase eligible families’ use of child care subsidies; and - Expand access to high-quality, subsidized child care…
Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Legislative Policy and Research Office, December, 2020
Executive Summary
The Task Force offers the following recommendations, organized from short- to long-term, although many recommendations overlap or are intertwined. Not all of the Task Force’s recommendations are presented as part of this executive summary: please…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Provider Cost of Quality Calculator (PCQC) can help states estimate increased costs and help states “test” financial options to support child care programs. The PCQC is a web-based tool that calculates the cost of care based on site-level…
Manship Karen, Muenchow Susan, December 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes what is currently known about the status of California’s early learning and care facilities that are operated by family child care homes (FCCHs) and child care centers. Child care centers include a range of operational…

Campbell Fernanda Q., Patil Pratima A., McSwain Kristin, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is the first of two briefs the Birth to Eight Collaborative will publish following our 2019 first annual landscape of early childhood education and care programs in Boston. In this brief, we report on important questions to help monitor the…
Burwick Andrew, Davis Elizabeth E., Karoly Lynn A., Schulte Theresa, Tout Kathryn, November, 2020
Other
The goals of this paper are twofold. First, the paper provides basic background information about the structure of child care costs and revenues and clearly shows how the pandemic and associated changes in regulations and demand have affected them.…
Madill Rebecca, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Paying for child care can place a burden on households, especially those with low incomes. Currently, there is a dearth of knowledge regarding whether households obtain higher-quality child care when they pay higher prices for that care. To that end…
Madill Rebecca, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, November, 2020
Executive Summary
This report uses an integrated set of nationally representative surveys of center-based ECE providers and center-based ECE workforce members—the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE)—to identify the relationship between the…