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Lahr Michael L., Yao Ye, Fei Da, Lee Annie, September 2021
Executive Summary

The following report evaluates the total economic repercussions of the City of Philadelphia’s Beverage Tax from a macroeconomic perspective. No prior studies have taken on this viewpoint. They, instead, have tended to analyze just part of the…

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…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Executive Summary

Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…

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…

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…
Hoskins Lynn, Solheim Mary, Antonsen Kim, Messenger Debra, Reinfeld Rachel, Johnson Zach, Hassan Suad, Zackery Kiarra, Ragatz Kirsten, Johnson Rachel, Swenson Karin, January, 2021
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This paper reflects the work of a partnership between ISAIAH’s Kids Count On Us coalition and Education Minnesota’s Educator Innovation Policy Center, or EPIC. Clearly Minnesota needs a dramatic overhaul of the early care and education system. We…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2021
Executive Summary
The 18th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, includes information for every state on child enrollment, funding, staffing, and…
Davis Angele, Procopio Steven, 2021
Executive Summary

This report by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana provides an overview of the evolution and current structure of an ambitious proposed program for early childhood care and education. It examines the governance model and financial…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Bellows Laura, DiCarlo Cynthia F., Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, 2021
Executive Summary

This report presents key information about the costs of and funding mechanisms for early childhood care and education in Louisiana and the impacts on the early education workforce including (1) the prevalence of turnover, (2) potential drivers of…

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…
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…
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…
Daro Alexandra M., Gallagher Kathleen Cranley, August, 2020
Executive Summary
The Nebraska COVID-19 Early Care and Education Provider Survey II, released in early August 2020, is a second survey following The Nebraska COVID-19 Early Care and Education Provider Survey that was conducted in March 2020. Both surveys were…
Hanno Emily C., Gonzalez Kathryn E., Gardner Madelyn, Jones Stephanie M., Lesaux Nonie K., Hofer Kerry G., Checkoway Amy, Goodson Barbara D., August, 2020
Executive Summary
This report describes the experiences of early educators and caregivers of 3- and 4-year-old children in family child care, community-based center, Head Start, and public school prekindergarten programs during the first few months of the Coronavirus…
Carolan Megan E., May, 2020
Executive Summary
Between April 17 and April 27, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) surveyed early care and education providers, trying to understand more about the effect of the pandemic on the already-fragile early care and education market. The results of the…