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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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Savage Sarah, July 2021

ARPA provides nearly $24 billion in child-care stabilization funds; states must distribute their allocations by September 30, 2023. These funds are stipulated for use in implementing grant programs that support child-care providers, including…

First Five Years Fund, February, 2021

FFYF has developed this Blueprint for Progress with resources and information showcasing the policy opportunities for lawmakers to support the care and education of children from birth through age five. (author abstract)

Ullrich Rebecca, Sojourner Aaron J., Robbins Katherine Gallagher, Schmit Stephanie, Schulman Karen, White Catherine, April, 2020

This analysis provides new estimates of what it would cost to sustain the child care system through the coronavirus pandemic. We estimate that at least $9.6 billion is needed each month to fully fund existing providers in the child care system—…

Gould Elise (Elise Lorraine), Whitebook Marcy, Mokhiber Zane, Austin Lea J. E., 15 January, 2020
This resource is an interactive online tool with individual state information. State fact sheets estimate the costs of a fully phased-in overhaul of each state's early care and education system, based on outlined core principles of a values-based…
Bronfin Melanie, Allen Olivia, Cope Heather, January, 2019
This paper will highlight models of public, dedicated funding for early childhood to show the variety of creative financing mechanisms that states and localities have used to protect investments in early childhood from reallocation or reduction. The…
Robinson Adele, Luedtke Eric, November, 2018
This case study analyzes the two campaign efforts in Philadelphia and Santa Fe. Advocates in the two cities shared the same goal and advocated for the same financing mechanism. They operated, by contrast, in substantially different political…
Moore Rob, June, 2018
Infants and toddlers in Ohio need high-quality child care. There are nearly 400,000 working mothers in Ohio with children under age six and most use some form of child care when parents are working or for child enrichment purposes. This paper…
Wallace Ashley, Singer Jaime, Trentelman Ben, Shooter Wynn, 22 May, 2018
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that examines findings from a report about afterschool quality systems, based on a scan of the 50 states. The following topics are covered: quality standards, assessment tools, core knowledge and…
Bender Jenn, Boyd Zelda, Bryan Leigh Ann, Jackson Mary Beth, Adams Susan, Bernhard Kristin, Couture Jennie, Bell Christa, 01 May, 2018
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that explores ways in which states can use grants and contracts, payment rates, and financial incentives to build and sustain the supply of high quality child care. Presenters from Georgia and…
Mathias Debi, Boyd Zelda, Bender Jenn, Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), Jarrett September, Bornemeier Amy, Medwick Michael, Cooper Donna, Lightcap Robyn, 06 March, 2018
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that explores state and local revenue generation strategies to fund quality services for young children. Panelists from several states share financing approaches to funding. These approaches include…
Committee on Financing Early Care and Education with a Highly Qualified Workforce, 22 February, 2018
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that presents findings from a report that studied ways in which to fund early care and education that is accessible, affordable for families, and of high quality. Particular focus is placed on a…
Parker Emily, Diffey Louisa, Atchison Bruce, February, 2018
This policy brief, drawing from current state examples, is a primer for policymakers looking to understand the revenue streams available for funding quality pre-K programs. While funding streams are complex and varied, thoughtful or targeted funding…
Cobb Gerry, Boyd Zelda, Green Jeanetta, Barnes Tammy, Laffler Heather, Taylor Dawn Woods, 17 January, 2018
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that explores approaches used to build the supply of high-quality child care. Panelists from Alabama, North Carolina, and Oregon share successes and lessons learned. Discussion centers around the…
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.), 2018
The committee's report on financing early care and education has been organized into seven chapters. Following this introduction, Chapter 2 describes the landscape of the current financing system and estimates the total funds currently invested in…
Dichter Harriet, Bernhard Kristin, Tate Cynthia, Hibbard Susan, Washington Valora, 11 December, 2017
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses systems building and the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge. Presenters from Georgia and Illinois share their visions and accomplishments, along with challenges and lessons…