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Ali Umair, Herbst Chris M., Makridis Christos A., August 2021
Reports & Papers

Minimum quality regulations are often justified in the child care market because of the presence of information frictions between parents and providers. However, regulations can also have unintended consequences for the quantity and quality of…

Burroughs Robb, Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Zuschlag Dirk, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Even before the pandemic struck, the financial condition of many providers was precarious, and at the same time, for many families, high-quality care was unavailable or prohibitively expensive. The Michigan Child Development and Care (CDC)…

Michie Molly, Weisner Kennedy, Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Hearington Maelee, Kiscaden Sarah, Rothenberg Abby, Smith Amy Ela, May 2021
Reports & Papers

Louisiana’s first cohort of Ready Start Networks provide seven case studies in how communities can build more coordinated, higher quality ECE systems. This report and the accompanying profiles are the first in a set that aim to learn from these…

University of Virginia. EdPolicyWorks, May 2021
Executive Summary

In 2019, LDOE designated seven community networks that had made considerable progress on meeting these goals as the first cohort of “Ready Start Networks” and gave them a set of additional resources and supports to further strengthen their ECE…

Burroughs Robb, Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Zuschlag Dirk, April 2021
Reports & Papers

The 2020 market rate survey included a survey of the universe of 6,896 licensed child care providers known to be open across the state. Providers received a postcard announcing the survey, an email invitation, and a mailed paper survey. Providers…

Burroughs Robb, Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Zuschlag Dirk, April 2021
Executive Summary

The 2020 market rate survey included a survey of the universe of 6,896 licensed child care providers known to be open across the state. Providers received a postcard announcing the survey, an email invitation, and a mailed paper survey. Providers…

Hilty Rowan, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hegseth Danielle, Thompson Joy A., Bultinck Erin, Fojut Jackson, Early Diane Marie, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Ensuring equitable access to high-quality early education for families from all racial, ethnic, and income backgrounds is a critical component for addressing systemic racism and inequality within the public education system. This study examined one…
Hilty Rowan, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hegseth Danielle, Thompson Joy A., Bultinck Erin, Fojut Jackson, Early Diane Marie, March, 2021
Executive Summary
To explore whether and how public Montessori pre-K enrollment policies might create barriers to access for underrepresented families, our team at Child Trends, with support from the Brady Education Foundation: - Compiled a national landscape scan…
Bromer Juliet, Melvin Samantha A., Porter Toni, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, March, 2021
Literature Review
This literature review and conceptual model examine research on the factors that may contribute to the decrease of regulated FCC supply. The research literature primarily focuses on challenges and demands that FCC providers face which we hypothesize…
Porter Toni, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Melvin Samantha A., Bromer Juliet, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief presents a conceptual model to help policy makers and other stakeholders understand the constellations of factors that may contribute to the decrease in FCC supply. The model is based on a literature review of the limited research that…
Public Policy Associates, Incorporated, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Following the 2014 reauthorization of the federal Child Care Development Block Grant, which provides child care assistance, Michigan adopted key changes to its CDC program. These changes occurred in three clusters: instituting a graduated exit…

Bishop-Josef Sandra J., February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
High-quality early childhood care and education programs can help ameliorate the challenges faced by Nebraska children living in rural communities. These programs also strengthen the current and future workforce, contribute to a strong economy and…
Paschall Katherine W., Davis Elizabeth E., Tout Kathryn, February 2021
Reports & Papers

Describing access across multiple dimensions provides decision makers with a deeper understanding of families’ ECE needs and emphasizes the need for multi-faceted policy solutions. Yet measuring and comparing access from different perspectives…

Irwin Clare W., Gallo Audrey, February 2021
Reports & Papers

In an effort to increase access to high-quality prekindergarten (preK) programs for all young children in Vermont, the state passed universal preK legislation in 2014 (Act 166). All 3- and 4-year-olds have access to 10 hours a week of state-…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In efforts to better understand program availability, quality, and characteristics related to family choice among universal prekindergarten (preK) programs in Vermont, this study examined the characteristics of approved preK programs overall,…