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

This fact sheet/infographic focuses on issues that concern making contact with and providing services to enrolled families during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on results from a survey of Region XI Head Start program directors in which data was…

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.

Bassok Daphna, Clancy Meghan, Michie Molly, Doromal Justin B., Schoppa Isabelle, July 2021
Reports & Papers

In Virginia, early educators teaching virtually were much more concerned about their students’ learning, social skills, and behavior relative to those teaching in-person. Families can provide another important perspective, especially because many…

Bassok Daphna, Miller-Bains Katherine L., Michie Molly, July 2021
Reports & Papers

Using data from a large statewide survey of families with young children (ages 3-5) in Virginia, this brief describes families’ preferences for virtual or in-person ECE options and examines whether these preferences aligned with the settings…

Zambrana Ruth E., Amaro Gabriel, Butler Courtney, DuPont-Reyes Melissa, Parra-Medina Deborah, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction. Prior to 1980, U.S. national demographic and health data collection did not identify individuals of Hispanic/ Latina/o heritage as a population group. Post-1990, robust immigration from Latin America (e.g., South America, Central…

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…

Afterschool Alliance, May 2021
Reports & Papers

With the pandemic radically changing the landscape of summer 2020, as typical summer experiences were cancelled or changed to meet health and safety protocols, the Afterschool Alliance commissioned nationally representative follow-up surveys of…

Afterschool Alliance, May 2021
Executive Summary

Time for a Game-Changing Summer, With Opportunity and Growth for All of America’s Youth, reviews the America After 3PM summer 2019 findings, with 2020 parent and provider summer survey data included to shed light on what young people are…

Afterschool Alliance, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet is based on the report, Time for a Game-Changing Summer, With Opportunity and Growth for All of America’s Youth, and provides 2019 and 2020 parent survey data, along with data from a provider survey conducted February – March 2021…

Slicker Gerilyn, Barbieri Christina A., Collier Zachary K., Hustedt Jason T., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The kindergarten transition has implications for children’s short- and long-term academic trajectories. In this study, we assess the role that parent expectations about kindergarten readiness and parent–child home activities have on children’s…

Lloyd Chrishana M., Carlson Julianna, Alvira-Hammond Marta, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This second issue brief sets a vision for how the federal government can pursue policy strategies that support access to early care and education for Black families by drawing on historical, contextual, and demographic data related to Black family…
Pears Katherine C., Miao Alicia, Green Beth L., Lauzus Nicole, Patterson Lindsey Brianna, Scheidt Deena, Tremaine Elizabeth, March 2021
Reports & Papers

This report presents the results of a Household Survey that was conducted in Fall 2020 to learn about how the landscape of child care services and supports changed in Oregon during the pandemic and related statewide closures that occurred in the…

Pears Katherine C., Miao Alicia, Green Beth L., Lauzus Nicole, Tremaine Elizabeth, March 2021
Executive Summary

In March of 2020, many services and supports for families were suspended or otherwise disrupted due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This report presents the results of a Household Survey that was conducted in Fall 2020 to learn about how the…