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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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Child Care State Capacity Building Center, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief introduces a graphic organizer for thinking about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This graphic organizer represents the early care and education system, including its constituents and the critical factors that affected it. The…

National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief will help states, territories, and Tribes reflect on the supports child care providers need as they reopen child care that closed during the pandemic. It will also help them come into compliance with health and safety training and…

Adams Gina, Hernandez Fernando, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of some key opportunities, challenges, and needed action steps to expand participation of HBCC providers in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Based on expert interviews and a literature review, it first…

Melnick Hanna, Plasencia Sara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This research review summarizes what is known about the extent to which COVID-19 spreads in child care and preschool programs. It synthesizes findings from 11 studies that measure transmission in these settings, both in the United States and…
United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water, United States. Office of Child Care, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This factsheet is part of EPA’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities (3Ts) Toolkit, referenced in Important Resources. It also includes considerations for lead sampling after extended closures. This factsheet…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Our audit covered 1,721 licensed child day centers and family day homes that received CCDF funding during State fiscal year 2018. We used geographic area, total capacity, and total CCDF funding received to select 15 child day center providers and 15…
Child Trends, December 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

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

Child Care Aware of America. Emergency Child Care & Technical Assistance Center, 05 October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The following considerations are intended to assist child care system professionals in responding to parents' needs for creative, flexible child care options during COVID-19 while ensuring that health and safety precautions are met. State rules…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This audit provides a national snapshot of State-level approaches to some of the issues posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in child care settings. Our objective was to identify the approaches that CCDF lead agencies in each State and the…
North Carolina State University. Natural Learning Initiative, National Wildlife Federation. Early Childhood Health Outdoors, September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This document offers considerations to agencies, including state, county, and municipal regulators, and quality improvement assessors, offering guidance for the operation of child care centers during COVID-19, with a focus on keeping children…
North Carolina State University. Natural Learning Initiative, National Wildlife Federation. Early Childhood Health Outdoors, September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
During the pandemic, all involved in the care of young children (birth to age seven) are searching for evidence-based, innovative strategies for adapting daily activities, while reducing the risk of COVID-19. One high-potential strategy is to move…
North Carolina State University. Natural Learning Initiative, National Wildlife Federation. Early Childhood Health Outdoors, September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
While the immediate and long-term benefits of time outside in child care settings are clear, the large majority of child care facilities are not designed and managed to support long durations of outside time to engage young children and their…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, September 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG Act) of 2014 added new requirements for States that receive funding from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) to conduct comprehensive criminal background checks on staff members and…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, August 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG Act) of 2014 added new requirements for States that receive funding from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) to conduct comprehensive criminal background checks on staff members and…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, August 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG Act) of 2014 added new requirements for States that received funding from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) to conduct comprehensive criminal background checks on staff members and…