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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Fung Nickie, Conroy Kara, Brown Elizabeth, Harding Jessica F., Holdbrook Jeanette, Rankin Max, Roemer Grace, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Grantees faced challenges in their efforts to create and sustain systems change. Connecting the child care and workforce development systems required establishing new partnerships and progress sometimes stalled due to organizational change and…

Fung Nickie, Harding Jessica F., Brown Elizabeth, Conroy Kara, Holdbrook Jeanette, Roemer Grace, Rankin Max, June 2021
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SWFI grantees worked toward the overarching goal of removing child care barriers faced by working families in need of training by facilitating parents’ access to child care and child care subsidies. Addressing child care needs is crucial in…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
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This work studies the impact of Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) public preschool program using data on more than 4,000 preschool applicants from 1997 to 2003. The study leverages the randomization embedded in the BPS preschool lottery-based…

University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center, April, 2021
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Highlights: - Parental absences cost Louisiana businesses $762 million annually from missed work, turnovers, and other related costs. - The impact to the economy goes beyond individual employers. These absences have a $1.3 billion total impact on…
University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center, April, 2021
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Research clearly demonstrates the importance and benefits of providing young children with access to high-quality early care and education. Child care also plays a critical role in the Louisiana economy with broad immediate impacts for employees and…
thread, 2021
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This policy fact sheet presents data from Alaska about cost-effectiveness, school success outcomes, access to, and affordability of high quality early childhood education programs, pre-k in particular.

Washington STEM, Washington Communities for Children, November, 2020
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This brief examines the state of early learning and care in Southwest Washington. Areas of focus include: economic impact on employers, families, and child care programs as small businesses; early learning workforce; access, affordability, and…
Decker-Woodrow Lauren, Muroga Atsuko, Bowden A. Brooks, Lamey Gay, March, 2020
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Westat, in collaboration with Teachers College Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, has conducted a benefit-cost analysis of the Pre-K 4 SA initiative, to provide the citizens of San Antonio and city policy makers with an…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., September, 2019
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Many Nebraska children start school far behind and never catch up, which can lead to high school dropout and involvement in the criminal justice system. Greater investments in high-quality early learning from the ages of birth to five years--a…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Maxey Heather, Goodman Ben, May, 2019
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Given the long-term benefits of high-quality child care to children's cognitive, social, and emotional development, commonwealth and federal policymakers should continue to promote quality, access and affordability. Massachusetts policymakers should…
Green Beth L., Ayoub Catherine, Bartlett Jessica Dym, Furrer Carrie Jean, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Buttita Katherine, Von Ende Adam, Koepp Andrew, Regalbuto Eric, Sanders Mary Beth, October, 2018
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This brief is an overview of a longitudinal research study that draws upon several sources of data to examine links between Early Head Start (EHS) participation and incidences of child abuse and neglect. The study also discusses the role of several…
Indiana University Southeast. Applied Research and Education Center, 2018
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Investments in high quality early care and education (ECE) provide immediate benefits to local business and the region's economy. Early Care and Education enjoy healthy economic development multipliers in both employment and earnings. This means…
Wilder Research Center, February, 2017
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This fact sheet presents the potential economic benefits of increasing public investment in early care and education programs in Vermont.
RAND Corporation, 2017
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Motivated by the growing knowledge of the importance of the first five years of life for promoting lifelong health and well-being, especially for children at greatest risk of poor outcomes, RAND researchers have conducted a series of reviews to…
RAND Corporation, 2017
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In support of decisionmakers in New Hampshire considering options for expanding investments in early childhood, especially for the state's most vulnerable children, researchers from the RAND Corporation conducted an assessment of the landscape of…