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Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., Logan Jessica A. R., November 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: The amount of time and type of program that children experience in early childhood settings may be associated with children’s kindergarten-entry skills, or kindergarten readiness. Taking a person-centered perspective, in the…

Chen Yiyu, Ferreira van Leer Kevin, Guzman Lina, October 12 2021
Reports & Papers

Our analysis indicates that Latino and Black households often reported leaving or losing a job, cutting work hours, and supervising children while working in response to COVID-related child care disruptions. Although White households reported…

Soltero-Gonzalez Lucinda, Gillanders Cristina, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted families from low-income backgrounds. The shift to remote learning has required parents with preschool-age children to adapt to new ways of collaborating with teachers. Given the longstanding inequities…

Waxman Elaine, Gupta Poonam, September 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In December 2020, we surveyed adults living with children younger than age 6 to understand how they were faring nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic. (author abstract)

Huz Ilana, Banghart Patti, Padilla Christina M., Halle Tamara, Madill Rebecca, September 2021
Reports & Papers

This research brief provides a summary of findings from a survey of parents in Maryland conducted in the fall of 2020 to examine child care needs, access, continuity, and costs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children during…

Huz Ilana, Banghart Patti, Padilla Christina M., Halle Tamara, Madill Rebecca, September 2021
Other

Appendices in this document include Appendix A: About the Maryland COVID-19 Parent Survey: Survey Recruitment, Data Collection, and Analytic Strategy; and Appendix B: Sample Size and Demographics Tables.

Adams Gina, Pratt Eleanor, September 2021
Other

This is a description of the parent experience of getting and keeping a child care subsidy. It is also a discussion of the role of child care subsidy policy in addressing racial inequalities among families with young children. Each section…

Adams Gina, Pratt Eleanor, September 2021
Executive Summary

This is a summary of a description of the parent experience of getting and keeping a child care subsidy, including the types of care available to parents eligible for subsidies. It is also a discussion of the role of child care subsidy policy in…

Cruse Lindsey Reichlin, Holtzman Tessa, August 2021
Other

This briefing paper describes how federal and state policy could encourage greater support for parents pursuing postsecondary education through Head Start. (author abstract)

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…

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…

Doran Elizabeth L., Aikens Nikki, Malone Lizabeth M., Harrington Jeff, Cannon Judith, June 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief discusses the material hardships and financial strains that families may face, as well as the social supports that may help them avoid the adverse links between economic conditions and child and family well-being. We would expect that…