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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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Walker Allison, Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Hoard Laura R., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on preparation for future emergencies including flexibility in the use of Head Start funds, guidance in creating plans, and trainings to deliver content and services remotely. It is based on results from a…

Wang Wendy, Erickson Jenet, August 2021
Reports & Papers

This report present findings from a survey that examined parent preferences concerning work and child care arrangements. It was conducted May 28 – June 10, 2021, and the final data set is a representative sample of 2,500 adults ages 18-55 living…

Weyer Matt, August 2021
Other

The pandemic has brought significant attention to the importance of early care and education (ECE), as well as the importance of engaging families in new ways. For the majority of the country, it has brought to light what advocates and…

Jung Kwanghee, Barnett W. Steven, August 2021
Reports & Papers

Based on a survey of 954 parents of children ages 3-5, this report examines pre- and post-pandemic home and preschool learning activity participation, along with parents' plans for summer and fall. Key lessons from the survey are provided.

Herbst Chris M., Kose Esra, August 2021
Reports & Papers

Our paper provides some of the first evidence on the effect of the Head Start funding expansions on program inputs. We take advantage of the county-year variation in funding increases that were implemented due to a number of legislated policy…

Barnett W. Steven, Jung Kwanghee, July 20 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

With Universal Pre-K (UPK) receiving renewed attention at national and state levels, one question that policy developers must address is how many families will participate if high quality preschool education is offered to all 3- and 4-year-olds…

Savage Sarah, July 2021
Other

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…

Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Smith Linda K., McHenry Kathlyn, June 2021
Other

This paper will make the case for policymakers to consider investing in the entire early care and education system rather than create new structures that could further isolate programs-such as Pre-K-from the mixed delivery system. (author…

Bipartisan Policy Center, June 2021
Reports & Papers

The research conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Bipartisan Policy Center seeks to understand how work settings are changing for employed parents and how that impacts child care demands. Specific research objectives included: 1.…

National-Louis University. McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Summer 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief reports on the outcomes of the nationwide data collected with the Program Administration Scale. The project is a survey of management, leadership, and challenges of center-based early care and education settings. Strengths (such as…

Afterschool Alliance, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Demand for summer programs, both met and unmet, is great among Black families, where approximately half of Black children (49 percent) were in a summer program in 2019 or would have been enrolled in a program if one were available to them. For…

Afterschool Alliance, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Among Latinx or Hispanic families, the demand for summer programs, both met and unmet demand, is also strong. Half of Latinx or Hispanic children were in a summer program in 2019, or would have been enrolled in a program if one were available to…

Bassok Daphna, Miller-Bains Katherine L., Michie Molly, Doromal Justin B., June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief describes the child care experiences of Virginia families with very young children during the pandemic, using data from a large-scale, statewide survey of families. It presents overall patterns as well as trends by family income and…