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Hammond Rachel, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This paper is primarily focused on policy changes that could incent developers to incorporate ECE facilities in housing developments. As such, I conducted interviews with affordable housing developers, employees at state housing and finance…

Hammond Rachel, May 2021
Executive Summary

This paper is primarily focused on policy changes that could incent developers to incorporate ECE facilities in housing developments. As such, I conducted interviews with affordable housing developers, employees at state housing and finance…

Tracey Sarah, Smith Linda K., Rosen Sophie, April 2021
Other

The Bipartisan Policy Center recognizes the value of high-quality child care environments on children’s development. To help states move forward in defining high-quality child care facilities, BPC has developed model improvement standards for…

Sussman Carl, January 2021
Reports & Papers

This report examines the relationship between the qualitative character of child care facilities and early childhood development as well as the role public policy could play in creating better environments for young children, especially those low…

Gull Carla, Goldstein Suzanne Levenson, Rosengarten Tricia, Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Tree climbing is one aspect of nature play; however, it is limited in many areas due to fear of liability, heightened safety awareness, unclear policies, accessibility, and restrictive outdoor play time. This study investigated current practices…
Carter Jake A., Erhardt Robert J., Jones Bradley T., Donati George L., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Few schools and child care facilities test for Pb in their drinking water. Reviewing the United States Environmental Protection Agency Lead and Copper rule data can contribute to guiding future legislation on Pb testing. This work aims to (i)…
Dinkel Danae, Dev Dipti A., Guo Yage, Sedani Ami, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Abel Kayla, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the physical activity environment in childcare programs across type (childcare centers [CCCs] and family childcare homes [FCCHs]) and geographic location (urban and rural) as assessed by physical activity…
North Carolina State University. Natural Learning Initiative, National Wildlife Federation. Early Childhood Health Outdoors, September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
While the immediate and long-term benefits of time outside in child care settings are clear, the large majority of child care facilities are not designed and managed to support long durations of outside time to engage young children and their…
Matthews Elizabeth, Lippman Peter C., March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
The impacts of high-quality early childhood education on children's health and development are legion and far-reaching. Historically, efforts to improve quality have targeted the social and curricular aspects of early childhood programs. The…
Liempd Ine van, Oudgenoeg-Paz Ora, Leseman Paul P. M., February, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

There is increasing awareness that the physical environment plays a critical role in young children's cognitive and social development, by offering opportunities for exploration and interaction. In this article a narrative review is presented of…