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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
Fact Sheets & Briefs

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…

Burroughs Robb, Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Zuschlag Dirk, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Even before the pandemic struck, the financial condition of many providers was precarious, and at the same time, for many families, high-quality care was unavailable or prohibitively expensive. The Michigan Child Development and Care (CDC)…

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
Fact Sheets & Briefs
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
Fact Sheets & Briefs
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…
Porter Toni, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Melvin Samantha A., Bromer Juliet, March, 2021
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This brief presents a conceptual model to help policy makers and other stakeholders understand the constellations of factors that may contribute to the decrease in FCC supply. The model is based on a literature review of the limited research that…
Public Policy Associates, Incorporated, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Following the 2014 reauthorization of the federal Child Care Development Block Grant, which provides child care assistance, Michigan adopted key changes to its CDC program. These changes occurred in three clusters: instituting a graduated exit…

Child Trends, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To understand providers’ experiences during the pandemic, an online survey was shared with child care providers between July 31, 2020 and…

Bishop-Josef Sandra J., February, 2021
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High-quality early childhood care and education programs can help ameliorate the challenges faced by Nebraska children living in rural communities. These programs also strengthen the current and future workforce, contribute to a strong economy and…
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
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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,…

thread, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

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.

Adams Gina, Lou Cary, Willenborg Peter, Schilder Diane, January 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The challenges Black and Latino families face, and larger concerns about structural inequities for communities of color, have only grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, many parents have struggled to balance the need to work with…

Adams Gina, Lou Cary, Willenborg Peter, Schilder Diane, January 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The challenges Black and Latino families face, and larger concerns about structural inequities for communities of color, have only grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, many parents have struggled to balance the need to work with…

Adams Gina, Lou Cary, Willenborg Peter, Schilder Diane, January 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The challenges Black and Latino families face, and larger concerns about structural inequities for communities of color, have only grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, many parents have struggled to balance the need to work with…