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Giordano Keri, Interra Victoria L., Stillo Giuliana C., Mims Angel T., Block-Lerner Jennifer, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Suspension is defined as a temporary removal from the educational setting where a child is able to return after a determined period of time, while expulsion is the complete and permanent removal of a child from an entire educational system (Gilliam…
United States. Office of Child Care, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) focuses on finding innovative solutions to improve working families’ access to affordable, high-quality child care. ACF also investigates how…
United States. Administration for Children and Families, January, 2021
Executive Summary
From September through November 2019, the White House Office of Economic Initiatives partnered with ACF to convene a series of half-day Roundtables in ten locations across the country. Parents, child care providers, employers, state and local…
Child Care Aware of America, 02 February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource is meant to provide an overview of some of the federal responses to COVID-19. It is not meant to provide loan counseling. Please see details of these federal and state programs to ensure compliance and eligibility. (author abstract)
Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Bellows Laura, Sadowski Katharine, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This brief provides a systemwide look at early childhood teacher turnover using data from all publicly funded, center-based early childhood programs in Louisiana, including subsidized child care, Head Start, and pre-kindergarten. It provides new…
LiBetti Ashley, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, policy and practice must bring home-based child care providers into the fold of the early childhood ecosystem. Any future efforts to improve access to and quality of early care and education must recognize…

Stoney Louise, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Before the pandemic, growth in child care centers strongly and swiftly out-paced home-based care. This has now shifted. A strong preference for small, home-based child care settings is emerging, and appears to be fairly consistent across the US.…

Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, Doromal Justin B., Michie Molly, January, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report describes the experiences of 74 women who run family day homes in Virginia, adding to the small body of evidence that examines the impact of the pandemic on this often overlooked sector of child care. Its key contribution is that it…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
Our audit covered 1,721 licensed child day centers and family day homes that received CCDF funding during State fiscal year 2018. We used geographic area, total capacity, and total CCDF funding received to select 15 child day center providers and 15…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Our audit covered 1,721 licensed child day centers and family day homes that received CCDF funding during State fiscal year 2018. We used geographic area, total capacity, and total CCDF funding received to select 15 child day center providers and 15…
Zeng Songtian, Douglass Anne L., Lee Yujin, DelVecchio Becky, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It is important to equip small child care providers with business and administrative operations skills so that they can avoid shut down and provide quality child care services in a sustainable manner. This study provides initial efficacy and…
Delap Suzanne, Franko Meg, Nicolaou Katherine, Silva-Padron Geraldo, Thornton Courtney, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
In the summer of 2020, Early Milestones developed three coordinated surveys in conjunction with multiple partners in Colorado’s ECE sector. Our goal was to estimate the impact of COVID-19 throughout the state. These three surveys focused on the…
Kane Maggie C., Harris Phoebe, Jordan Dorothy, Lloyd Chrishana M., Testa Mary Beth Salomone, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The document provides an overview of policies related to state definitions and regulations, licensing and subsidy, external systems, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and funding. We also highlight changes to policies related to HBCC…
Home Grown, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The federal relief package approved by Congress in December 2020 includes $10 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant, and each state will receive an allocation of these funds. This is a renewed opportunity for states to create “…
Home Grown, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource, a revised set of recommendations first published in April 2020, offers ideas and suggestions for states to consider as they prioritize stabilizing the supply of HBCC. (author abstract)