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Child Trends, September 2021
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This infographic presents findings on the percentage of children who remained with the same provider as before the pandemic (for young children) and from Summer 2020 to the 2020-2021 school year (for school-age children), and on parents’ reported…

Angus Megan Hague, Thomas Jaime, Hossain Mynti, Siddiqui Nazihah, Jacobs Johnson Cleopatra, Gonzalez Daisy, Del Grosso Patricia, July 2021
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This issue brief highlights learnings from a formative evaluation of a collaborative effort by a funder, a research organization, and three community partners that set out to shed light on the strengths, limitations, and needs of informal child…

Garver Karin A., February, 2021
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Paying for child care is challenging, and the quality enhancing measures recommended here increase the challenge. Although these increases are significant, they are what is necessary to move New Jersey’s infant and toddler care programs into the…
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,…

University of Virginia. EdPolicyWorks, 2021
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In 2012, Louisiana’s legislature passed the Early Childhood Education Act, known as Act 3, which aimed to unify the state’s fragmented ECE system and improve school readiness statewide. Prior to this legislation, subsidized child care centers,…

Indiana. Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, 2021
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This report includes enrollment data, fiscal expenditures, and a summary of child and family outcomes and classroom quality for Indiana's On My Way Pre-K program.

Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, October, 2020
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This study explored whether knowing more about the location of early childhood education sites and the characteristics of the neighborhood (in this case, the census tract) in which they are situated would improve understanding of the factors that…
Maier Michelle F., Hsueh JoAnn, McCormick Meghan P., September, 2020
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As the federal and state governments increasingly invest in ECE programs to improve their quality, MDRC is leading several studies that conceive and measure the quality of ECE classrooms in new and innovative ways. In particular, MDRC is focusing on…
Talan Teri N., August, 2020
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Early care and education programs are largely open for business during this time of COVID-19. Program leaders are currently responsible for meeting new health and safety requirements, often restricted to lower enrollments, incurring increased costs…
Delaware. Office of Early Learning, May 2020
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This document summarizes a report based on a survey of and interviews with early childhood care and education program directors (146 responses) in the state of Delaware. The study was conducted as part of the Preschool Development Grant Birth…

Indiana. Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, 2020
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This report includes enrollment data, fiscal expenditures, and a summary of child and family outcomes and classroom quality for Indiana's On My Way Pre-K program.

Voices for Georgia's Children, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, December, 2019
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This fact sheet examines early learning quality initiatives in Georgia, along with the state's voluntary quality rating and improvement system, Quality Rated.
Steber Kathryn (Kate), Epstein Dale J., December, 2019
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In early 2017, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) was awarded $2 million in funding from the governor of Georgia to be used for infant/toddler (I/T) language and literacy activities. DECAL used this funding…
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, March, 2019
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This brief provides data related to California's Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP), which builds home-based licensed capacity and improves quality of care through training, assistance, and recruitment.
Indiana University Southeast. Applied Research and Education Center, 2019
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Quality care and education provide physical, social, cognitive, and emotional nourishment through mentally stimulating play and activities. In addition to basic safety considerations within a facility, attention to nutrition and sleep are essential…