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Pattnaik Jyotsna, Jalongo Mary Renck, September 2021
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This special issue of Early Childhood Education Journal focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families, programs, teachers (pre-service and inservice), and teacher educators.

Pattnaik Jyotsna, Jalongo Mary Renck, September 2021
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In this special issue of Early Childhood Education Journal, early childhood care and education experts around the world offer authentic, emic perspectives and capture the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families, programs…

Adams Gina, Pratt Eleanor, September 2021
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This is a description of the parent experience of getting and keeping a child care subsidy. It is also a discussion of the role of child care subsidy policy in addressing racial inequalities among families with young children. Each section…

Weyer Matt, August 2021
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The pandemic has brought significant attention to the importance of early care and education (ECE), as well as the importance of engaging families in new ways. For the majority of the country, it has brought to light what advocates and…

Cruse Lindsey Reichlin, Holtzman Tessa, August 2021
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This briefing paper describes how federal and state policy could encourage greater support for parents pursuing postsecondary education through Head Start. (author abstract)

Schilder Diane, Lou Cary, Willenborg Peter, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
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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)

Ackerman Debra J., July 2021
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The report is organized into five sections. Section 1 provides an overview of how child care quality is conceptualized, as well as the link between high-quality programmatic inputs and a provider’s operating costs. Section 2 explores research…

Smith Linda K., McHenry Kathlyn, June 2021
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This paper will make the case for policymakers to consider investing in the entire early care and education system rather than create new structures that could further isolate programs-such as Pre-K-from the mixed delivery system. (author…

Davis Elizabeth E., Sojourner Aaron J., May 2021
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The core challenge our proposal seeks to address is how to ensure that every American family and child has access to high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education (ECE) services in a critical period of human development, breaking a…

Stevens Katharine B., Erickson Jenet, April 27 2021
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This commentary is part of an ongoing discussion about the possibility of implementing public universal child care in the United States. This is a rebuttal to Elliot Haspel's claims of a "research consensus" of the harmlessness of nonparental…

United States. Office of Head Start, 14 April, 2021
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On March 19, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget issued administrative relief guidance, M-21-20 Appendix 3 – Disaster Relief Flexibilities to Reduce Burden for Financial Assistance. It outlines flexibilities and waivers affecting grant…
Stevens Katharine B., Weidinger Matt, April, 2021
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This report proposes allowing parents to advance future child tax credits into the earliest years of their child’s life, giving them greater choice in how to raise their young children. Our proposal aims to help two groups of parents. The first is…
Tracey Sarah, Smith Linda K., Rosen Sophie, April 2021
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The Bipartisan Policy Center recognizes the value of high-quality child care environments on children’s development. To help states move forward in defining high-quality child care facilities, BPC has developed model improvement standards for…

Singer Elly, Wong Sandie, March, 2021
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We discuss oral history interviews with academics who laid the foundation of research and pedagogies in daycare for under three-year-olds in Europe and North and South America since the 1970s. Their work is clearly embedded in the social-political…
Illinois. Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development, Spring 2021
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Governor J.B. Pritzker appointed The Illinois Commission on Equitable Early Childhood Education and Care Funding to figure out how to address the challenges and inequities in the system. He urged us to think big. Our recommendations, spelled out in…