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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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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
Other

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…

Adams Gina, Hernandez Fernando, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of some key opportunities, challenges, and needed action steps to expand participation of HBCC providers in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Based on expert interviews and a literature review, it first…

Adams Gina, Dwyer Kelly, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of opportunities, challenges, and steps to expand HBCC provider participation in CCDF subsidies. Based on expert interviews and a review of the literature, we first provide background on HBCC providers and CCDF to…

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…
Monarrez Tomas, Greenberg Erica, Luetmer Grace, Chien Carina, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Building on successful applications of DA-based assignment methods in Boston and New Orleans (Abenavoli et al. 2020; Manship, Faria, and Berg 2020; Weiland et al. 2019; Weixler, Lincove, and Valant 2020), this report describes steps taken to use a…
Adams Gina, Todd Margaret, July, 2020
Other
This working paper gives an overview of the key issues and challenges facing both parents and after-school programs and child care providers as they try to ensure that school-age children are safe, supervised, and able to engage in quality distance…
Kuhns Catherine, Adams Gina, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This brief highlights findings from interviews with experts (listed in the acknowledgments) and a quick scan of existing data and documents. After describing the pandemic's impact on the child care and early education system, we explore what is…
Derrick-Mills Teresa, Reginal Travis, Isaacs Julia B., July, 2020
Other
This guide aims to help CCDF Lead Agencies understand some basics about procurement. It defines key procurement terms and suggests where to look for your state's procurement requirements. The guide walks you through key steps for procuring research…
Bogle Mary, Kuhns Catherine, Spievack Natalie, Luetmer Grace, Greenberg Erica, Katz Michael, January, 2020
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This plan is the product of a federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) awarded to OPSR by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in December 2018. The plan was heavily…
Bogle Mary, Kuhns Catherine, Spievack Natalie, Luetmer Grace, Greenberg Erica, Katz Michael, January, 2020
Executive Summary
This plan is the product of a federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) awarded to OPSR by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in December 2018. The plan was heavily…
Dwyer Kelly, Minton Sarah, Tran Victoria, December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The data presented here were taken from the CCDF Policies Database. The CCDF Policies Database contains hundreds of variables designed to capture CCDF policies over time for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and five US Territories and…
Dwyer Kelly, Tran Victoria, Minton Sarah, November, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief serves as a companion piece to the report "Key Cross-State Variations in CCDF Policies as Of October 1, 2018", providing a graphical overview of some of the policy differences across States/Territories. We describe and present policies…
Adams Gina, Allen Eva H., Gangopadhyaya Anuj, Kenney Genevieve M., September, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report explores key questions about the implications of Medicaid work requirements for low-income parents with children. Specifically, will parents need to find child care to comply? Will parents be able to afford care, and if not, can they get…