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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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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.

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…

Bipartisan Policy Center, June 2021
Reports & Papers

The research conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Bipartisan Policy Center seeks to understand how work settings are changing for employed parents and how that impacts child care demands. Specific research objectives included: 1.…

Rachidi Angela, April 2021
Reports & Papers

In summer 2020, the American Enterprise Institute launched a longitudinal survey to better understand the changing dynamics of American families during this difficult time and assess federal efforts to mitigate hardship and support caretaking.…

Bassok Daphna, Schoppa Isabelle, Michie Molly, Doromal Justin B., April 2021
Reports & Papers

This winter, nearly 7,000 Virginia parents and guardians of children 0-5 completed a survey about their experiences during the pandemic. This brief describes families’ concerns related to their employment and financial stability, their ability to…

Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
This study was funded by The Nicholson Foundation and conducted by the FDU Poll. The online survey was designed to provide estimates of adults in New Jersey with children age 3 years and younger. The survey was conducted February 5-21, 2021 with 781…
Hartley Robert Paul, Chaudry Ajay, Boteach Melissa, Mitchell Estelle, Menefee Kathryn, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This paper examines and quantifies the impact that child care for all could have on women’s lifetime earnings and retirement security, underscoring just how much women and families have to gain now and over the long-term when we recognize child care…
Cui Jiashan, Hanson Rachel, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This Data Point uses data from the 2019 Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) survey. The ECPP survey asks about young children’s participation in weekly child care. The survey includes three types of care: care from a family member other…
American Compass, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
This survey, based on data collected in January 2021, has two parts: Part I: State of the American Family, and Part II: Supporting Families. Part II in particular looks at family preferences for balancing work and child care, along with preferences…
Barnett W. Steven, Jung Kwanghee, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
To learn about the pandemic’s impacts on young children’s learning and development NIEER developed a parent survey regarding children’s home learning activities and preschool participation during the pandemic. The first survey was conducted in…
Texas Workforce Commission, 15 January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Subsidized child care is a support service that allows parents to become and remain employed, thereby contributing to the Texas economy. This report demonstrates that subsidized child care is an effective work support service that enables parents to…
Holmes Jennifer F., St. Laurent Christine W., Spencer Rebecca M., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Unhealthy dietary choices are associated with poor sleep in children through adults. Yet, how diet and sleep are related in early childhood, when diet is reliant on parent choices around food availability, is unknown. The authors aimed to explore…

Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Kentucky Youth Advocates, Metro United Way, United Way of Kentucky, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Learning Grove, Child Care Advocates of Kentucky, Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C), Appalachian Early Childhood Network, EC Learn, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
From November 16th through December 18th, 2020, we asked Kentucky parents and families to share their thoughts and concerns about the continuing impact on child care of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 1,400 responded. The survey was also provided in a…
Delap Suzanne, Franko Meg, Hasan Nazia, Longworth-Reed Laricia, McGee Andrew B., Nicolaou Katherine, Roberts Amy M., Thornton Courtney, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Families already had trouble finding affordable child care before the pandemic. COVID-19 has only made things worse. Many child care providers have shut down or reduced enrollment, family members are out of work, and school operations are shifting…