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Weiland Christina, Greenberg Erica, Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Luetmer Grace, Abenavoli Rachel, Gomez Celia J., Johnson Anna D., Harden Brenda Jones, Maier Michelle F., McCormick Meghan P., Morris Pamela A., Nores Milagros, Phillips Deborah A., Snow Catherine, June 2021
Executive Summary

This brief synthesizes the evidence on the pandemic’s impact on young children’s learning and on the ECE programs and teachers that play a critical role in the lives of young children, families, and the U.S. economy. Leaders need a clear…

Chung Phillip, Davis Nathan, Roberts Amy M., Franko Meg, Yost Molly, Woolridge Amy, April 2021
Executive Summary

Despite the ubiquity and importance of FFN care, there is limited data on the characteristics of Colorado’s FFN providers, their needs, and experiences, and most acutely, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of FFN care. Thus,…

Minnesota. Family Child Care Task Force, February 2021
Executive Summary

The Family Child Care Task Force was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 2019 to discuss and make recommendations related to family child care licensing and the Parent Aware program. This report was submitted by the Family Child Care Task…

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…
Action for Children, December, 2020
Executive Summary
Following a request from community leaders, Action for Children gathered and shared critical data and qualitative feedback on the state of Early Childhood Education in Central Ohio. In particular, there was an interest in knowing what the impact of…
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…
Gropp Sara, Lopez Amanda, Schortgen Amanda, Stephens Lora, Wall Melissa, November, 2020
Executive Summary
The Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee (ELAC) decided to shift the focus of this year’s report to the impact that the national public health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had on early care and education. While the pandemic and its…
Bromer Juliet, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Porter Toni, November, 2020
Executive Summary

This report presents findings from in-depth case studies of two FCC networks (FFCN) that serve regulated FCC educators – Little People FCCN and Downtown FCCN . The study sought to understand approaches to service delivery implementation, the…

Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Survey Research and Evaluation Unit, 27 October, 2020
Executive Summary
As part of the PDG B-5’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) collaborated with the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government (Institute of Government) to gather input from…
Child Care Aware of America, October, 2020
Executive Summary
A team of researchers from Yale just published the results of the first large-scale study of the child care workforce during COVID-19. The Yale team compared COVID-19 rates in child care providers who continued providing child care during the first…
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…
Child Care Services Association, September, 2020
Executive Summary
In 2019, with funding from the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE), Child Care Services Association conducted the North Carolina Early Childhood Workforce Study. Data were collected from programs in every county across the…
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Center for Education and Workforce, September, 2020
Executive Summary
In this study we interviewed 18 different childcare providers about the impact of COVID-19 on their business as well as their concerns and priorities for the future. We interviewed a variety of provider types from large, for-profit centers to local…
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, September, 2020
Executive Summary
The 2020, COVID-19 pandemic has invariably disrupted the lives of many families in California. This survey sought to understand how this disruption has impacted parents' child care arrangements, plans, and preferences. An online survey in English…
Perreault Joseph, August, 2020
Executive Summary
When schools reopen in the fall, what are the implications for Family Child Care (FCC)? In an ordinary year, it means school age children who attended full time return to school and the provider looks for younger children to fill those spots. In…