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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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National Association for the Education of Young Children, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate child care programs, affecting children, families, and economies across the country. To understand the depth of the ongoing crisis and the extreme measures child care providers have taken to stay open…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The essential yet chronically undervalued child care sector has sacrificed and struggled to serve children and families since the start of the COVID pandemic. NAEYC’s newest survey, completed between November 13–29, 2020, by more than 6,000…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
From September 18-30, NAEYC sent a brief survey to 1,600 individuals who had indicated in July that their program had raised tuition rates, or thought they might have to. 206 individuals responded to the survey; 68% from a child care center and 27%…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 29 July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The lack of sufficient public investment for child care in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced families, educators, and programs into a series of impossible choices. To help policymakers and the public understand the challenges the field is…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 13 July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This online survey, created and conducted by NAEYC using SurveyMonkey, represents the responses of a non-randomized sample of 5,344 individuals working in center or home-based child care programs who completed the survey between June 19 and June 30…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 20 May, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
State-by-state data from the April survey is shared on the following pages and can also be accessed via this interactive map. This survey was entirely voluntary and shared by word-of-mouth, so the numbers of respondents in each state vary widely and…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 12 May, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To the extent that additional funding and policy changes are coming for the Paycheck Protection Program, NAEYC encourages Congress and the Small Business Administration to make these funds increasingly available to true small businesses, such as…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 17 April, 2020
Reports & Papers
An initial survey from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), conducted March 12–16, found that nearly half of child care programs anticipated that they would not survive a closure of more than two weeks without…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 27 March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
On March 12, as the country was beginning to recognize the ways in which the spread of the coronavirus would jeopardize lives and livelihoods, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) developed a brief survey asking child…
McDonald Davida, January 2009
Other
An overview of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) early childhood education program accreditation process and the ways in which the accreditation process can support improvements in child care and early education…
McDonald Davida, December, 2007
Other
An overview of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) early childhood education program accreditation process and the ways in which the accreditation process can support improvements in child care and early education…
Williamson Suzanne, 2006
Other
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of the parental, economical, and social and cognitive developmental benefits of mixed-age groupings in family child care settings
Youngquist Joan, Edwards Carolyn Pope, Heaton Ruth, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A description of the implementation of a projects investigation approach to learning in a family child care setting, including issues of theory and practice related to collaboration among children and supporting collaboration with families
Dickinson David K., Tabors Patton O., 2002
Other
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of how early childhood programs can make a difference through classroom-based experiences and by efforts of preschool staff to help parents communicate with their children in ways that build the language skills critical to early literacy
Buell Martha J., Hallam Rena A., Beck Heidi L., May, 2001
Other
Peer Reviewed
Family support literature indicates that child care programs can serve as a conduit for information on services and supports that families may need (Powell 1989; Lopez & Dorros 1999). Given resource constraints it is often challenging for child…