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Chen Yiyu, Ferreira van Leer Kevin, Guzman Lina, October 12 2021
Reports & Papers

Our analysis indicates that Latino and Black households often reported leaving or losing a job, cutting work hours, and supervising children while working in response to COVID-related child care disruptions. Although White households reported…

Soltero-Gonzalez Lucinda, Gillanders Cristina, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted families from low-income backgrounds. The shift to remote learning has required parents with preschool-age children to adapt to new ways of collaborating with teachers. Given the longstanding inequities…

Agard Becky, Zeng Nan, McCloskey Morgan, Johnson Susan L., Bellows Laura, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Establishing physical activity (PA) and motor behaviors in early childhood are important for developing healthy activity behaviors. Parents play a central role in shaping young children’s PA and fundamental motor skills (FMS). This…

Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, September 2021
Reports & Papers

In July 2021, GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students commissioned a statewide survey of 400 Georgia parents with children ages 0-4 that focused on a range of topics including childcare arrangements and satisfaction levels,…

Huz Ilana, Banghart Patti, Padilla Christina M., Halle Tamara, Madill Rebecca, September 2021
Reports & Papers

This research brief provides a summary of findings from a survey of parents in Maryland conducted in the fall of 2020 to examine child care needs, access, continuity, and costs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children during…

Nores Milagros, Harmeyer Erin, September 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief reports on the responses of district leaders in one state that offers state-funded preschool (New Jersey) on how they supported preschool learning at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools in New Jersey were closed to in-person…

Wang Wendy, Erickson Jenet, August 2021
Reports & Papers

This report present findings from a survey that examined parent preferences concerning work and child care arrangements. It was conducted May 28 – June 10, 2021, and the final data set is a representative sample of 2,500 adults ages 18-55 living…

Jung Kwanghee, Barnett W. Steven, August 2021
Reports & Papers

Based on a survey of 954 parents of children ages 3-5, this report examines pre- and post-pandemic home and preschool learning activity participation, along with parents' plans for summer and fall. Key lessons from the survey are provided.

Bassok Daphna, Clancy Meghan, Michie Molly, Doromal Justin B., Schoppa Isabelle, July 2021
Reports & Papers

In Virginia, early educators teaching virtually were much more concerned about their students’ learning, social skills, and behavior relative to those teaching in-person. Families can provide another important perspective, especially because many…

Bassok Daphna, Miller-Bains Katherine L., Michie Molly, July 2021
Reports & Papers

Using data from a large statewide survey of families with young children (ages 3-5) in Virginia, this brief describes families’ preferences for virtual or in-person ECE options and examines whether these preferences aligned with the settings…

Zambrana Ruth E., Amaro Gabriel, Butler Courtney, DuPont-Reyes Melissa, Parra-Medina Deborah, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction. Prior to 1980, U.S. national demographic and health data collection did not identify individuals of Hispanic/ Latina/o heritage as a population group. Post-1990, robust immigration from Latin America (e.g., South America, Central…

Doran Elizabeth L., Aikens Nikki, Malone Lizabeth M., Harrington Jeff, Cannon Judith, June 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief discusses the material hardships and financial strains that families may face, as well as the social supports that may help them avoid the adverse links between economic conditions and child and family well-being. We would expect that…

Bernstein Sara, Dang Myley, Li Ann, Klein Ashley Kopack, Reid Natalie, Blesson Elizabeth, Cannon Judith, Harrington Jeff, Larson Addison, Aikens Nikki, Tarullo Louisa B., Malone Lizabeth M., June 2021
Reports & Papers

AIAN FACES 2019 is the second round of this national study in Region XI Head Start. Mathematica and its partner—Educational Testing Service—conducted the study for the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and…

Ali Umair, Herbst Chris M., Makridis Christos A., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Stay-at-home orders (SAHOs) were implemented in most U.S. states to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This paper quantifies the impact of these containment policies on a measure of the supply of child care. The supply of such services may be…

Farah Martha J., Sternberg Saul, Nichols Thomas A., Duda Jeffrey T., Lohrenz Terry, Luo Yi, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, Ramey Sharon L., Montague Read, Ramey Craig T., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Does early exposure to cognitive and linguistic stimulation impact brain structure? Or do genetic predispositions account for the co-occurrence of certain neuroanatomical phenotypes and a tendency to engage children in cognitively stimulating…