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Afterschool Alliance, December, 2020
Executive Summary
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Delgado Christine F., Bailey Jhonelle, Futterer Jenna, Gruen Rinatte L., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood programs, such as Head Start, that serve children at risk can implement programmatic screening procedures to ensure equitable identification of children displaying a range of socioemotional and behavioral needs. We examined…
Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Executive Summary
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…
Montes Guillermo, Infurna Charles J., May, 2019
Executive Summary
The purpose of this study was to identify groups of children at universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) entry who have different probabilities of making a successful transition to kindergarten by the end of the UPK academic year by implementing a…
Henly Julia R., Adams Gina, October, 2018
Executive Summary
The report from which this summary is taken explores the implications of this trend in the context of the 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), also known as the Child Care and Development Fund. It focuses on…
Murphey David A., Epstein Dale J., Shaw Sara H., McDaniel Tyler, Steber Kathryn (Kate), June, 2018
Executive Summary
This report provides a portrait of the well-being of Philadelphia's youngest children. It includes a range of indicators (objective measures) intended to highlight how this group is faring, and how its well-being compares with national data. While…
Bires Carie, Kenefick Beth, Gunderson Anne, 2018
Executive Summary
With generous funding from the Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation and the support of the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), YWCA Greater Pittsburgh partnered with Ounce of Prevention Fund (the Ounce) to identify…
McDaniel Marla, Woods Tyler, Pratt Eleanor, Simms Margaret C., November, 2017
Executive Summary

This report summarizes existing research on racial and ethnic disparities in six programs administered by ACF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Child Support Enforcement Program, the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), Head…

Grodsky Eric, Huangfu Yiyue, Miesner H. Rose, Packard Chiara, September, 2017
Executive Summary
This report describes differences in school readiness as reflected by literacy skills at Kindergarten entry among children in Wisconsin. We document inequalities in literacy skills by race/ethnicity, family income and place. Our results show that…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Human Services Policy, United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, September, 2017
Executive Summary
This brief provides a descriptive picture of Head Start children and families who experience homelessness and the kinds of services Head Start programs offer them. In this brief, "homeless" includes those who are literally homeless (living on…
Curran-Groome William, Atkinson Amanda, March, 2017
Executive Summary
In late 2016, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Education (ED) published a joint policy statement concerning the needs of young children experiencing and at risk of homelessness and…
Mayfield Wayne A., Neth Paula, Carta Judith J., Greenwood Charles R., Olson Dean, Brandt Jenny, Guerrero Gabriela, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Kansas City Early Education Funders Collaborative, March, 2017
Executive Summary
Given that research shows early care and education (ECE) programs can have an important impact on children's school readiness and later success in life, the Kansas City Early Education Funders Collaborative commissioned a landscape survey to better…
Mayfield Wayne A., Olson Dean, Greenwood Charles R., Carta Judith J., Brandt Jenny, Guerrero Gabriela, Neth Paula, December, 2016
Executive Summary
Given that research shows early care and learning programs can have an important impact on children's school readiness and later success in life, the Kansas City Early Education Funders Collaborative commissioned a landscape survey to better…
New York (N.Y.). Office of the Comptroller, New York (N.Y.). Office of the Comptroller. Bureau of Audit and Investigations, New York (N.Y.). Office of the Comptroller. Bureau of Policy and Research, October, 2016
Executive Summary
New York City is in the midst of a homeless crisis that is unparalleled in modern times. Since 2007, the number of families with children relying on the City Department of Homeless Services ("DHS") for shelter has swelled by 68 percent, from 7,624…
Afterschool Alliance, August, 2016
Executive Summary
Given the promising role afterschool programs can play in addressing the inequities faced by families living in communities of concentrated poverty, and with the rise in the number of people living in communities of concentrated poverty, this…