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Stoney Louise, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Before the pandemic, growth in child care centers strongly and swiftly out-paced home-based care. This has now shifted. A strong preference for small, home-based child care settings is emerging, and appears to be fairly consistent across the US.…

Zeng Songtian, Douglass Anne L., Lee Yujin, DelVecchio Becky, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It is important to equip small child care providers with business and administrative operations skills so that they can avoid shut down and provide quality child care services in a sustainable manner. This study provides initial efficacy and…
Stoney Louise, Thorman Abigail E., December 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief discusses features of shared services networks and provides a roadmap for introduction and large-scale implementation.

Talan Teri N., August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Early care and education programs are largely open for business during this time of COVID-19. Program leaders are currently responsible for meeting new health and safety requirements, often restricted to lower enrollments, incurring increased costs…
Stoney Louise, April, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to previous sustainability challenges within the child care industry, this brief lays out a strategic plan for recovery dollars, addressing five key issues: automation and business coaching,…
Opportunities Exchange, April, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This infographic charts the three tiers of both pedagogical and business leadership involved in staffed family child care networks.
Stoney Louise, March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A Shared Services framework offers opportunities to re-imagine what is possible and, in this time of deep crisis, consider responses that both address immediate needs and look to the future. Let's view the recent NWLCC recommendations through this…
National Center for Program Management and Fiscal Operations, 2020
Other
Head Start programs can use this resource to find their initial bearings and move forward in the days ahead. Given the unique nature of the pandemic crisis, each of these systems are fluid and there are no rules on how and when to address the…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, December 2019
Reports & Papers

Seminole Nation did not always operate its Head Start Program and manage its Head Start funds in accordance with Federal requirements and did not have effective controls and accountability over funds. Specifically, Seminole Nation did not have…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, December 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Seminole Nation did not always operate its Head Start Program and manage its Head Start funds in accordance with Federal requirements and did not have effective controls and accountability over funds. Specifically, Seminole Nation did not have…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, October 2019
Reports & Papers

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program, administered by the Administration for Children and Families, subsidizes childcare expenditures of low-income families and families receiving temporary public assistance. While researching New…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, October 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program, administered by the Administration for Children and Families, subsidizes childcare expenditures of low-income families and families receiving temporary public assistance. While researching New…

Opportunities Exchange, September, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
High-quality care for infants and toddlers is so expensive to provide that few spaces are available nationwide and prices are significantly more than most families can afford. A micro-center network is a new business model designed to deliver high-…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, August 2019
Reports & Papers

This review summarizes what we reported in prior audits of six States’ implementation of the new criminal background check requirements that were in place as of March and October 2018. We reviewed Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, August 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This review summarizes what we reported in prior audits of six States’ implementation of the new criminal background check requirements that were in place as of March and October 2018. We reviewed Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New…