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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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Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, April 2021
Reports & Papers

This report aims to answer the following questions, summarize findings from analyses conducted in November 2019, highlight gaps in the available information on quality investments, and offer implications for future research. 1) What were states’…

Cunningham Brittany, Ravishankar Nandita, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to provide a summary of available information on the known barriers to and solutions for implementing out-of-state background checks. This summary is intended to inform OCC, states, and TA providers on the type…
Dwyer Kelly, Minton Sarah, Kwon Danielle, Weisner Kennedy, December, 2020
Other
This Book of Tables presents key aspects of the differences in CCDF-funded programs across all 50 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands as of October 1, 2019.…
Minton Sarah, Dwyer Kelly, Kwon Danielle, Weisner Kennedy, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief serves as a companion piece to the report “Key Cross-State Variations in CCDF Policies as of October 1, 2019”, providing a graphical overview of some of the policy differences across States/Territories. Each year, State/Territory…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This snapshot provides an overview of child care research and evaluation supported by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). It further presents the following sections: past research and evaluation; stakeholder engagement; examples of…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This snapshot provides an overview of Head Start research and evaluation supported by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). It further presents the following sections: past research and evaluation; stakeholder engagement; examples of…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Mathur Ambika, November, 2020
Other
This resource guide provides information for researchers about administrative data collected on federal policies and programs that (in whole or part) support young children with disabilities. (author abstract)
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, Daily Sarah, Stepleton Kate, October, 2020
Reports & Papers

The purpose of the Initial Effects of Child Care Reauthorization on Child Care Markets project is to understand early implementation issues related to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 by examining existing data,…

Thomson Dana, Cantrell Emily, Guerra Gabriella, Gooze Rachel A., Tout Kathryn, September, 2020
Literature Review

A recent report, Defining and Measuring Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education (ECE): A Guidebook for Policymakers and Researchers (Access Guidebook), supports movement toward more consistent definitions, analysis, and reporting on…

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…
Shaw Sara H., Hirilall Ashley, Halle Tamara, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
The experience of homelessness is a known risk factor for young children, ages birth to 5. Children experiencing homelessness benefit from early care and education (ECE); however, states, communities and ECE providers face many barriers to ensuring…
Shaw Sara H., Hirilall Ashley, Halle Tamara, March, 2020
Reports & Papers

The purpose of this research brief is to understand the challenges that states and communities face in using data, as well as potential opportunities for strengthening data collected to estimate rates of early childhood homelessness and identify…

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…
Tran Victoria, Dwyer Kelly, Minton Sarah, November, 2019
Other
This Book of Tables presents key aspects of the differences in CCDF-funded programs across all 50 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands as of October 1, 2018.…
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…