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United States. Department of the Treasury, September 2021
Executive Summary

This is an executive summary of an outline of problems and description of fundamental economic principles faced by the child care sector in the United States. It is part of the discussion surrounding President Biden's Build Back Better Agenda…

Public Consulting Group (Boston, Mass.), July 2021
Executive Summary

In 2021, Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) was contracted by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), to conduct a federally mandated Market Rate Survey (MRS) of child care providers throughout the state. The survey was administered…

University of Virginia. EdPolicyWorks, May 2021
Executive Summary

In 2019, LDOE designated seven community networks that had made considerable progress on meeting these goals as the first cohort of “Ready Start Networks” and gave them a set of additional resources and supports to further strengthen their ECE…

Gold Amanda, Gwam Peace, Anderson Theresa, Gaddy Marcus, May 2021
Executive Summary

Across the United States, interest has grown in two-generation approaches as a strategy for lifting families out of poverty. These approaches vary in the combination of services they offer and their target population, but they all share a common…

Anderson Theresa, Popkin Susan J., McDaniel Marla, Coffey Amelia, Gold Amanda, Spauster Patrick, Gwam Peace, Gaddy Marcus, Okoli Adaeze, May 2021
Executive Summary

This report describes the FCCC vision, the approach to the evaluation, and what FCCC looked like in practice, including an estimation of costs in the three communities. In final reflections on the effort, we ask if the community grantees…

Burroughs Robb, Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Zuschlag Dirk, April 2021
Executive Summary

The 2020 market rate survey included a survey of the universe of 6,896 licensed child care providers known to be open across the state. Providers received a postcard announcing the survey, an email invitation, and a mailed paper survey. Providers…

Hilty Rowan, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hegseth Danielle, Thompson Joy A., Bultinck Erin, Fojut Jackson, Early Diane Marie, March, 2021
Executive Summary
To explore whether and how public Montessori pre-K enrollment policies might create barriers to access for underrepresented families, our team at Child Trends, with support from the Brady Education Foundation: - Compiled a national landscape scan…
Pratt Megan E., Houston Laurie, Sektnan Michaella, March 2021
Executive Summary

The 2020 Oregon Market Price Study identifies child care prices and the geographic distribution of these prices across the state. Prices vary by several factors including the age of the child served, type of care, the local supply and demand for…

United States. Administration for Children and Families, January, 2021
Executive Summary
From September through November 2019, the White House Office of Economic Initiatives partnered with ACF to convene a series of half-day Roundtables in ten locations across the country. Parents, child care providers, employers, state and local…
Emergent Method, January, 2021
Executive Summary
The Louisiana Department of Education contracted with Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm to conduct the 2020 Market Rate Survey of child care providers. This survey was conducted to identify both the typical rates charged…
Washington (State). Department of Commerce. Child Care Collaborative Task Force, 01 December, 2020
Executive Summary
This report includes policy recommendations to begin building a high-quality, sustainable child care system that supports Washington's children, families and communities. The task force, a broad coalition of child care providers, advocates,…
Oregon. Legislative Assembly. Legislative Policy and Research Office, December, 2020
Executive Summary
The Task Force offers the following recommendations, organized from short- to long-term, although many recommendations overlap or are intertwined. Not all of the Task Force’s recommendations are presented as part of this executive summary: please…
Madill Rebecca, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, November, 2020
Executive Summary
This report uses an integrated set of nationally representative surveys of center-based ECE providers and center-based ECE workforce members—the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE)—to identify the relationship between the…
Kansas Head Start Collaboration Office, October 1 2020
Executive Summary

As part of the grant awarded to the Kansas Head Start Collaboration Office (HSCO) by the Administration of Children and Families (ACF), HSCO is required to conduct an annual needs assessment to identify the gaps in collaboration among Head Start…

Child Care Aware of America, Fall 2020
Executive Summary
For over 30 years, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) has kept the nation informed and advocated for affordable, quality child care for all families. This year, in response to COVID-19, we focus our efforts on documenting the devastating impact of…