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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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Swindle Taren, Phelps Joshua, Schrick Britney, Johnson Susan L., December 1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The early care and education (ECE) environment has the potential to affect both children and their families. Food insecurity in ECE and its management may be an important influence. Objectives of this mixed methods study were to (1) elicit…

McKenna Meaghan, Soto Xigrid, Cheng Ke, Haynes Elizabeth, Osorio Amanda, Altshuler Joan, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This article describes the development and administration of a survey to identify early childhood educators’ successes and barriers when delivering remote instruction (e.g., online whole or small group instruction) during the COVID-19 pandemic to…

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…

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.

Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. There are snapshots for 50 states, District of Columbia, and a separate national snapshot. Each snapshot provides the following: the number and share of children under age 6…

Schilder Diane, Lou Cary, Willenborg Peter, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
Other

This appendix documents the technical steps we took to create the State Snapshots of Potential Demand for and Planned Policies to Support Nontraditional-Hour Child Care. (author abstract)

Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Jaramillo Juanita, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Understanding the potential child care needs for parents who work early in the morning, evenings, nights, and weekends has become a growing concern for policymakers trying to make child care more accessible. Families working these nontraditional…

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…

Ali Umair, Herbst Chris M., Makridis Christos A., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Stay-at-home orders (SAHOs) were implemented in most U.S. states to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This paper quantifies the impact of these containment policies on a measure of the supply of child care. The supply of such services may be…

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.…

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, June 2021
Other

This document includes descriptions of the types of resources found in the Research Connections collection. Italicized types are no longer used, but may appear in older records. For more information, email ResearchConnections@icf.com. (author…

Brummet Quentin, Coyle Patrick, Sepulvado Brandon, May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We study the effects of differentially private (DP) noise injection techniques in a survey data setting, using the release of cost of early care and education estimates from the National Survey of Early Care and Education as a motivating example…

Derrick-Mills Teresa, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief explains how to engage stakeholders in your research and the benefits of doing so. We use examples from recent early care and education studies to show how Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) stakeholders have been included in…

Gordon Rachel A., Peng Fang, Curby Timothy W., Zinsser Katherine M., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recent reviews have called attention to limitations of existing observational measures of early childhood classroom quality, including low rater agreement, ceiling/floor effects, and imprecise estimation. We offer an introduction to the many-facet…
Delaney Katherine K., Krepps Karen, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For Head Start programs, the 2010 enactment of the Head Start Designation Renewal System (HS-DRS) reflects a national trend in rising accountability related to classroom quality for early childhood programs. Under HS-DRS, all Head Start programs are…