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Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
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Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Executive Summary

Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…

Ewen Danielle, Adams Gina, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The various relief packages passed by Congress over the past year have given states more than $50 billion to support and sustain child care. This enormous influx of funds provides challenges and opportunities to transform the child care system,…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented, urgent challenges for the child care and early education workforce. Though the workforce has always been fragile, new stressors presented over the past year have highlighted fundamental structural…
Katz Michael, Greenberg Erica, April, 2019
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Quality early childhood education is an essential building block of academic success. This is especially true for children in low-income families and children learning two languages, who stand to gain the most from these programs. But current…
Henly Julia R., Adams Gina, October, 2018
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This report explores the implications of this trend in the context of the 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), also known as the Child Care and Development Fund. It focuses on four priority populations:…
Henly Julia R., Adams Gina, October, 2018
Executive Summary
The report from which this summary is taken explores the implications of this trend in the context of the 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), also known as the Child Care and Development Fund. It focuses on…
Henly Julia R., Adams Gina, October, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief highlights some barriers that families living in rural areas face in accessing centers and offers policy recommendations to improve their access to quality subsidized care across child care settings. The full report includes more details…
Massey Meg, Walsh Kelly, Milner Justin, Derrick-Mills Teresa, December, 2016
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Procuring a service provider and implementing an intervention in a pay for success (PFS) project require a greater focus on outcomes, performance management, leadership, and organizational strength than in a business-as-usual project. This report…
Massey Meg, Walsh Kelly, Milner Justin, Derrick-Mills Teresa, December, 2016
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This report describes evaluation design in PFS projects, with a focus on early childhood education (ECE). It is part of a larger toolkit for states, localities, and investors considering early childhood PFS projects and is based in part on…
Derrick-Mills Teresa, Burchinal Margaret, Peters H. Elizabeth, De Marco Allison, Forestieri Nina, Fyffe Saunji, Hanson Devlin, Heller Caroline, Pratt Eleanor, Sandstrom Heather, Triplett Timothy, Woods Tyler, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
The Head Start Designation Renewal System (DRS) was created in 2011 as an accountability system to determine whether Head Start grantees are delivering high quality and comprehensive services and to implement a competitive grant making process in…
Derrick-Mills Teresa, Burchinal Margaret, Peters H. Elizabeth, De Marco Allison, Forestieri Nina, Fyffe Saunji, Hanson Devlin, Heller Caroline, Pratt Eleanor, Sandstrom Heather, Triplett Timothy, Woods Tyler, September, 2016
Executive Summary
In 2011, ACF expanded its accountability provisions for the Head Start program through the implementation of the Head Start Designation Renewal System (DRS). Before 2011, Head Start grants were awarded for indefinite periods. The Improving Head…
Derrick-Mills Teresa, Burchinal Margaret, Peters H. Elizabeth, De Marco Allison, Forestieri Nina, Fyffe Saunji, Hanson Devlin, Heller Caroline, Pratt Eleanor, Sandstrom Heather, Triplett Timothy, Woods Tyler, September, 2016
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The appendices included in this volume are the technical companions to the Early Implementation of the Head Start Designation Renewal System: Volume I (Derrick-Mills et al. 2016) report. This volume supplements volume I by providing additional…
Isaacs Julia B., Katz Michael, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report, undertaken as one component of a legislatively mandated assessment of the Massachusetts subsidized child care system, summarizes the findings from a review of budgetary policies and practices in the Department of Early Education and…
Isaacs Julia B., Katz Michael, December, 2014
Executive Summary
This report, undertaken as one component of a legislatively mandated assessment of the Massachusetts subsidized child care system, summarizes the findings from a review of budgetary policies and practices in the Department of Early Education and…