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Ali Umair, Herbst Chris M., Makridis Christos A., August 2021
Reports & Papers

Minimum quality regulations are often justified in the child care market because of the presence of information frictions between parents and providers. However, regulations can also have unintended consequences for the quantity and quality of…

Bromer Juliet, Melvin Samantha A., Porter Toni, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, March, 2021
Literature Review
This literature review and conceptual model examine research on the factors that may contribute to the decrease of regulated FCC supply. The research literature primarily focuses on challenges and demands that FCC providers face which we hypothesize…
Porter Toni, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Melvin Samantha A., Bromer Juliet, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief presents a conceptual model to help policy makers and other stakeholders understand the constellations of factors that may contribute to the decrease in FCC supply. The model is based on a literature review of the limited research that…
Indiana. Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, Indiana Head Start State Collaboration Office, 2021
Reports & Papers

This is a profile and analysis of the Head Start and Early Head Start activities across the State of Indiana as revealed by data collected in January of 2021. Sections include enrollment, eligibility, urban/rural analysis, enrollment by program…

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…

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…
Smith Linda K., Bagley Anubhav, Wolters Benjamin, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report, accompanied by an interactive map, describes BPC's mapping methodology, insights gleaned from the data collection process that states can use to optimize the ways they collect supply data, and national findings on the gap in child care…
Kane Maggie C., Lloyd Chrishana M., Shaw Sara H., Efetevbia Victoria, Sun Sarah, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The federally funded Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) programs have provided early childhood education opportunities and comprehensive supports for low-income children and families since 1995 and 1965, respectively. This report examines…
Kane Maggie C., Lloyd Chrishana M., Shaw Sara H., Ekyalongo Yuko, Efetevbia Victoria, Sun Sarah, August, 2020
Executive Summary
The federally funded Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) programs have provided early childhood education opportunities and comprehensive supports for low-income children and families since 1995 and 1965, respectively. This report examines…
Child Trends, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The federally funded Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) programs have been providing early childhood education opportunities and comprehensive supports for low-income children and families for decades. During the 2018-2019 academic year, EHS…
Jessen-Howard Steven, Malik Rasheed, Falgout Mary Katherine (MK), August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Expanding on previous child care supply analysis, the Center for American Progress collected data on infant and toddler child care supply from 19 states and the District of Columbia. In total, the sample represents close to 40 percent of the U.S.…
Child Care Aware of Missouri, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
As part of its work to inform and assist families, child care programs, and the community, CCAMO tracked the number of child care programs across the State that were open prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. To understand the impact of the…
Child Care Aware of Missouri, August, 2020
Executive Summary
Both before and during the pandemic, Child Care Aware® of Missouri (CCAMO) has been collecting and analyzing data around child care in the State. The figures demonstrate what child care experts have long known: Missouri is rife with child care…
Washington (State). Department of Commerce. Child Care Collaborative Task Force, ICF, 01 July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) contracted with ICF, a global consulting firm, to assess Washington state's child care industry to fulfill RCW 43.330.529 and RCW 43.41.800. ICF, with research partners MomsRising, Fran Kipnis, and Capito…
Washington (State). Department of Commerce. Child Care Collaborative Task Force, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In early 2020, the Task Force began a child care industry assessment. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, over half a million children in Washington did not have access to licensed child care. Child care supply and demand was significantly affected by the…