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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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Workman Simon, June 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2018, the Center for American Progress developed an interactive cost estimation tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of child care in each state, and better understand why high-quality child care is out of…

Kane Maggie C., Harris Phoebe, Jordan Dorothy, Lloyd Chrishana M., Testa Mary Beth Salomone, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The document provides an overview of policies related to state definitions and regulations, licensing and subsidy, external systems, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and funding. We also highlight changes to policies related to HBCC…
Workman Simon, Brady Mathew, 03 September, 2020
Other

This resource is an interactive online tool with individual state information. Users are able to select a state and then create cost of care estimates for coronavirus or pre-coronavirus scenarios that depict data on child care centers, family…

Child Care Aware of America, September, 2020
Other
These appendices provide data related to the main report: child care market rates for center-based and family child care, by child's age and by state.
Procare Solutions, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is an analysis of child care attendance and market changes, only among centers using Procare Solutions software products, during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States. Data were collected by the software and anonymized…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Grossman Elyse R., 22 April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recently, there has been a substantial increase in public support for policies requiring safer storage of firearms. Child access prevention (CAP) laws are 1 example, because they may reduce firearm-related injuries. Many US states have CAP laws that…
Child Care Relief, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. Each sheet provides state data related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on providers and families.

Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…
Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Frost Natasha, Babcock Carly, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Introduction Excessive screen media use has been associated with a number of negative health outcomes in young children, including increased risk for obesity and comparatively lagging cognitive development. The purpose of this study was to assess…
Isaacs Julia B., Greenberg Erica, Derrick-Mills Teresa, February, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Over 1.4 million children from low-income families are in child care arrangements subsidized by federal and state governments through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). Their development is affected by the quality of these arrangements,…

Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Davis Melanie L., Neelon Brian H., Looby Anna Ayers, Frost Natasha, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

OBJECTIVES: Early care and education (ECE) settings have become primary targets for policy change in recent years. In our 2008 study, we assessed state and regional variation in infant feeding regulations for ECE and compared them to national…

Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Frost Natasha, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Most women in the US are not meeting the recommendation of exclusively breastfeeding their infants for the first 6 months of life. The child care environment can be especially influential in a mother's ability to continue breastfeeding after…
Mohan Anitha, January, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the major federal funding stream for states to help low-income families afford child care and increase the quality of child care for all. CCDBG gives states flexibility in setting many child care…
Frankenberg Erica, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report aims to begin to understand the extent to which young children enrolled in school-based preschools are in racially diverse settings. (author abstract)
National Survey of Early Care and Education Project Team, Gibbs Chloe, Goerge Robert, May, 2016
Other

The National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) sample design called for construction of a national sampling frame of early care and education (ECE) center-based and home-based providers. The construction involved both national lists of…