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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 Citizens for Children and Youth, October, 2019
Executive Summary
Here's what can happen if we make sure the families who are low and mid-income can afford high-quality care for their babies and toddlers: Children get a strong start in life and their parents can work and know their child's development is being…
United States. Food and Nutrition Service, February, 2019
Executive Summary
This report describes the feasibility of a modeling approach to forecast tiering error rates based on prior data, in lieu of annual assessments of misclassified FDCHs. It presents estimates for forecasted rates and associated improper payments for…
Whitehurst Grover J., 20 December, 2018
Executive Summary
I propose a different way of thinking about the role of early experience, which I call the good-enough model. It is an evolutionary perspective that sees the human species as having evolved in circumstances that support normal development of brain…
Glantz Frederic B., Germuth Amy A., Macaluso Theodore F., Della Torre Karen, August, 2018
Executive Summary
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), provides funding to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes to provide nutritious…
Vinokurov Andrey, Sweet Shauna, Kimbuende Eric, Turner Mark, June, 2017
Executive Summary
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS's) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in efforts to ensure that all children and adults have access to nutritious food. CACFP helps…
Taj Kira, Douglass Anne L., October, 2015
Executive Summary
In order to understand barriers to CACFP participation in communities across the state, BTWIC engaged nearly 800 early education and care providers in a grassroots research effort that included a statewide survey, four focus groups, and six regional…
United States. Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Policy Support, September, 2014
Executive Summary
The Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA) of 2010 (Public Law 111-204) requires all Federal agencies to calculate the amount of erroneous payments in Federal programs and to periodically conduct detailed assessments of vulnerable…
United States. Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Policy Support, August, 2013
Executive Summary
A summary of an estimate of improper payments made in 2012 to family child care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program as a result of misclassification in provider tiering status, which is determined by a provider's low income status or…
Itoyama Shannon, Wroblewski Lauren, January, 2013
Executive Summary
The Child and Adult Care Food Program ("CACFP" or "Program") is a federal nutrition assistance program that provides reimbursements for food served to young children in child care centers, family day care homes, after-school programs, and emergency…
United States. Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Research and Analysis, December, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of an estimate of improper payments made in 2011 to family child care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program as a result of misclassification in provider tiering status, which is determined by a provider's low income status or…
Massey Patricia, Ashbrook Alexandra M., October, 2011
Executive Summary
A summary of an overview of the implementation in Washinton, DC, public schools of the Afterschool Meal Program, which provides federal funding to serve meals and snacks in out-of-school time programs in low-income areas during the school year
United States. Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Research and Analysis, September, 2011
Executive Summary
A summary of an estimate of improper payments made in 2010 to family child care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) as a result of misclassification in provider tiering status, which is determined by a provider's low-income status…
Advisory Panel on Food and Nutrition in Early Years, 05 November, 2010
Executive Summary
A summary of recommended food and nutrition standards for early childhood programs in England
United States. Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Research and Analysis, September, 2010
Executive Summary
A summary of an estimate of improper payments made in 2009 to family child care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) as a result of misclassification in provider tiering status, which is determined by a provider's low-income status…