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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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Cruse Lindsey Reichlin, Holtzman Tessa, August 2021

This briefing paper describes how federal and state policy could encourage greater support for parents pursuing postsecondary education through Head Start. (author abstract)

Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. There are snapshots for 50 states, District of Columbia, and a separate national snapshot. Each snapshot provides the following: the number and share of children under age 6…

Schilder Diane, Lou Cary, Willenborg Peter, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021

This appendix documents the technical steps we took to create the State Snapshots of Potential Demand for and Planned Policies to Support Nontraditional-Hour Child Care. (author abstract)

Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Jaramillo Juanita, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Understanding the potential child care needs for parents who work early in the morning, evenings, nights, and weekends has become a growing concern for policymakers trying to make child care more accessible. Families working these nontraditional…

Davis Elizabeth E., Sojourner Aaron J., May 2021

The core challenge our proposal seeks to address is how to ensure that every American family and child has access to high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education (ECE) services in a critical period of human development, breaking a…

Lloyd Chrishana M., Carlson Julianna, Alvira-Hammond Marta, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This second issue brief sets a vision for how the federal government can pursue policy strategies that support access to early care and education for Black families by drawing on historical, contextual, and demographic data related to Black family…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines an underutilized policy of using contracts and grants to pay subsidized child care slots and argues that more states should seize the opportunity amid COVID-19 to stabilize child care programs’ financial outlook to ensure parent…
Ehrlich Stacy B., Connors Maia C., Stein Amanda G., Francis John, Easton John Q., Kabourek Sarah E., Farrar Isabel C., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
As pre-kindergarten (pre-k) expands across the country, school districts are making choices about where to place pre-k classrooms and developing policies for how families can apply and which children are enrolled. In doing so, districts are pulling…
Ehrlich Stacy B., Connors Maia C., Stein Amanda G., Francis John, Easton John Q., Kabourek Sarah E., Farrar Isabel C., October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This study explores whether and how Chicago's school-based pre-k system was more equitable after the district implemented a set of policies focused on changing access to and enrollment in school-based pre-k. The outcomes from Chicago's efforts offer…
McCormick Meghan P., October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
MDRC has identified two central issues to address in order to promote more equitable access: making information on existing high-quality programs more accessible and improving quality by investing in curricula and professional development.…
United States. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The IDEA Part B provisions and requirements apply to children with disabilities ages three through twenty-one who are served under their state's Part B system, consistent with each state's determined age range. Section 619 of IDEA authorizes an…
Thomson Dana, Cantrell Emily, Guerra Gabriella, Gooze Rachel A., Tout Kathryn, September, 2020
Literature Review

A recent report, Defining and Measuring Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education (ECE): A Guidebook for Policymakers and Researchers (Access Guidebook), supports movement toward more consistent definitions, analysis, and reporting on…

Morrissey Taryn, Workman Simon, 04 August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This issue brief takes a closer look at how Georgia used grants and contracts to increase access to child care. While this program was recently defunded due to COVID-19-related budget cuts, Georgia’s experience can provide a useful guide for other…
Banghart Patti, Bedrick Elizabeth, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
States have the opportunity to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on those most affected by child care disruptions by ensuring that child care policies that are implemented promote equitable access. This brief illustrates how CCDF state…
Bedrick Elizabeth, Daily Sarah, June, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A new policy scan from Child Trends shows that states are using these emergency funds to improve the affordability of care and increase provider compensation. Specifically, states are: - Continuing to pay child care providers who accept subsidies…