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Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Lloyd Chrishana M., Carlson Julianna, Ulmen Kara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This two-part series of briefs gives an overview of the process and lessons learned during the transition from in-person to virtual coaching for the Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative (DELCI). This brief, the first in the series, presents an…
Lloyd Chrishana M., Carlson Julianna, Ulmen Kara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This two-part brief series focuses on the key components of virtual coaching for the Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative (DELCI). The first brief presented an overview of the DELCI coaching model and how it was adapted during COVID-19,…
Child Trends, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To understand providers’ experiences during the pandemic, an online survey was shared with child care providers between July 31, 2020 and…

Child Trends, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Garrison Hallie, Early Diane Marie, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
LITTLE grants provide professional development support to enhance language learning and promote early literacy skills in high-quality infant and toddler classrooms in Georgia. This report provides a summary of some demographic characteristics of…
Gebhart Tracy, Garrison Hallie, Franchett Audrey, Fojut Jackson, Epstein Dale J., Madill Rebecca, June, 2020
Reports & Papers

To better understand whether the geographic location of the ECE workforce might be associated with variations in well-being, Child Trends examined differences in Arkansas's ECE workforce by region and by urbanicity. Measures of well-being were…

Gebhart Tracy, Carlson Julianna, Harris Phoebe, Epstein Dale J., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Although there has recently been an increased focus on the benefits and challenges of implementing a salary or compensation parity policy, little has been written about how these policies affect the ECE workforce directly. The purpose of this brief…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Early Diane Marie, Seok Deborah, June, 2020
Reports & Papers
In this brief, we address the following research questions in center-based child care classrooms for preschoolers and toddlers. - Research Question 1 (RQ1): How are various aspects of the work climate (e.g., wages, benefits, teacher stress, teacher…
Gebhart Tracy, Steber Kathryn (Kate), Franchett Audrey, Epstein Dale J., Madill Rebecca, March, 2020
Reports & Papers

To better understand the pressures facing the ECE workforce and whether geographic location of the ECE workforce might be associated with variations in ECE workforce outcomes related to well-being, Child Trends examined the Nebraska ECE workforce…

Dowsett Chantelle J., Steber Kathryn (Kate), December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Arkansas is implementing a partner-driven approach to build business knowledge and practices around basic principles of fiscal health for licensed and registered early childhood education (ECE) providers. The overarching goal of the initiative is to…
Steber Kathryn (Kate), Epstein Dale J., December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet describes strategies and initiatives offered through Partnerships for Early Learners that are designed to support and strengthen the early care and education (ECE) workforce in Indiana.
Steber Kathryn (Kate), Epstein Dale J., December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In early 2017, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) was awarded $2 million in funding from the governor of Georgia to be used for infant/toddler (I/T) language and literacy activities. DECAL used this funding…
Dowsett Chantelle J., Steber Kathryn (Kate), Epstein Dale J., December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Beginning in July 2019, all lead teachers in publicly funded centers in Louisiana are required to obtain their ECAC within 24 months of employment. The ECAC aims to provide foundational training that serves as the minimum qualification that is well-…