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Adams Gina, Pratt Eleanor, September 2021
Executive Summary

This is a summary of a description of the parent experience of getting and keeping a child care subsidy, including the types of care available to parents eligible for subsidies. It is also a discussion of the role of child care subsidy policy in…

Holleman Martha A., June 2021
Executive Summary

With an eye toward making the most of this moment, this brief: • Examines the availability, affordability, and costs of delivering regulated child care in Baltimore to better understand the pressures facing families and providers and to provide…

Connors-Tadros Lori, Northey Kaitlin, Frede Ellen, Hodges Katherine S., Jost Tracy, May 2021
Executive Summary

This study sought to fill a gap in the literature regarding leadership in SOELs, how teams implement policy, and how an enabling environment with a commitment to a shared vision can produce a coherent and aligned early childhood education system…

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…

McHenry Kathlyn, Smith Linda K., March, 2021
Executive Summary
This is a summary of a report that provides a national overview of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) expenditures on child care. It examines trends in TANF spending on child care (5-year and 20-year) and the intersection of TANF and…
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…

Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Executive Summary
Over the course of the evaluation, we addressed ten research questions organized under two broad headings: (1) the assessment process and tier ratings and (2) coaching (Table S.1). To address these research questions, the RAND study team engaged in…
Hoffman Emily Brown, Whittingham Colleen E., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This research to practice summary describes how an 8-week case study used field notes, interviews, and video-based fieldwork to examine local instructional practices and to investigate the policies and protocols which facilitate these practices. We…
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…
Pratt Megan E., Chandler Kelly D., Barrett-Rivera Brenda, Thogmartin Asia, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), September 30 2020
Executive Summary

This study provides an in-depth examination of experiences with the Employment-Related Day Care (ERDC) program. The study aim was to identify common experiences and appraisals from parents, providers, and Department of Human Services (ODHS)…

PRE4CLE, 11 September, 2020
Executive Summary
The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the weaknesses in the child care and early education system, but it also provides an opportunity to start fresh and build a newly resilient system that offers high-quality care and education to children, reliable…
Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Colby Anna, Winans Nathalie, Quinn Daniel, September 2020
Executive Summary

Public Policy Associates, Inc. (PPA), the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are partnering to carry out a study of the effects of child care assistance program policy changes…

Miksic Mai, Hurley Kendra, June, 2020
Executive Summary
In June, the Day Care Council of New York (DCCNY) examined a sample of 13 ECCs to determine how they are operating during this pandemic. DCCNY interviewed a total of nine center-based providers and four family child care providers to determine…
Stipek Deborah J., May, 2020
Executive Summary
This report reviews all of the state QRIS validation studies that examined associations between individual rating elements and child outcomes as well as other research that exists on four elements of the California QRIS, referred to as Quality…