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Bassok Daphna, Miller-Bains Katherine L., Michie Molly, Doromal Justin B., June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief describes the child care experiences of Virginia families with very young children during the pandemic, using data from a large-scale, statewide survey of families. It presents overall patterns as well as trends by family income and…

Garcia Elisa B., Tunzi Dominique, Frede Ellen, Gehres Stephanie, April 2021
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There have been many resources developed to provide information and approaches on how to support families and children experiencing homelessness. This brief considers these resources and presents an overview of family homelessness and information…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In efforts to better understand program availability, quality, and characteristics related to family choice among universal prekindergarten (preK) programs in Vermont, this study examined the characteristics of approved preK programs overall,…

Child Care Aware of America, November, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet addresses questions related to children experiencing homelessness: When are children and families considered homeless? What should child care professionals do to support homeless children and families? How are states required to use…
Hooper Alison, Piggott Gail, Walker Tammy, Chong Caliste, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) conducted an online survey of working families between May 18, 2020 and June 9, 2020, and received over 500 responses. A report with full survey results can be found at: https://…
Hooper Alison, Piggott Gail, Walker Tammy, Chong Caliste, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) conducted an online survey of working families between May 18, 2020 and June 9, 2020 that received over 500 responses. You can find a report with full survey results at https://alabamapartnershipforchildren…
SchoolHouse Connection, February, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet provides an overview of data on young children who experience homelessness along with their parents, focusing on ways in which homelessness hurts their health, development, and education.
Malin Jenessa L., 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief highlights the language, literacy, and educational backgrounds of parents from MSHS-eligible households using data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration 2012-2016 National Agricultural Worker Survey (…
Crosby Danielle A., October, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In this brief, we summarize the research implications of a recent synthesis of the literature on early care and education (ECE) access for low-income Hispanic families. The priority research areas detailed below can expand our understanding of key…
Mendez Julia L., October, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Achievement gaps for low-income Hispanic children, particularly dual language learners, exist at kindergarten entry and widen over time. Improving Hispanic families' use of high-quality ECE can facilitate parental employment and reduce gaps in…
Mattingly Marybeth J., Hartley Robert Paul, Wimer Christopher, 15 December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Working families with young children face substantial barriers in accessing and affording quality child care. Figure 1 shows that among working families with a child under age 3, those who do not pay for child care are more likely to live in poor or…
Mattingly Marybeth J., Wimer Christopher, Spring 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
How often are low-income families pushed into poverty by their child care expenses? In this fact sheet, we use the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) to assess the extent to which child care expenses are pushing families with young children into…
National Women's Law Center, July, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This overview focuses on low-wage working parents and their ability to access high-quality early care and education for their children. It considers the benefits of high-quality early care and education for children, the challenges families face in…
Troe Jessica, Rowell Alex, Madowitz Michael, Hamm Katie, June, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The high cost of child care is well-documented. However, the cost born by parents who leave the workforce is less understood. The Center for American Progress developed a tool to highlight how families are affected economically when a parent leaves…
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Social Policy Division, June, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Drawing on data from the 2014 European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions survey (EU-SILC) -- an EU-wide survey on household income and living conditions, and a source of comparable information on the use of education and care services…