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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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University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, September 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In a previous fact sheet, we described challenges that child care providers are facing during the pandemic. Providers had been experiencing pronounced difficulties paying for basic needs. We also found that this stress has been negatively…

Adams Gina, Pratt Eleanor, September 2021

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…

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…

Gomez Alejandra Londono, Hardy Alycia, August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet provides state-by-state child care co-payment scenarios, state median income for a four-person household, and annual co-payments by income level.

Bavaro Sandra, August 2021

This bibliography lists resources in the Research Connections collection related to the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) and is intended as a reference tool for researchers and policymakers. It is divided into sections: data…

Welch Greg W., Svoboda Elizabeth, Daro Alexandra M., Bryant Venessa, Glissmeyer Caitlyn, July 2021
Reports & Papers

The final survey included questions related to (a) rate information by child age; (b) program descriptors (i.e., hours of part-time and full-time care, children enrolled, operational hours); (c) quality measures and participation (i.e.,…

McKelvey Lorraine, Forsman J. Andrew, July 2021
Reports & Papers

This report summarizes the results of three studies on how the COVID pandemic has affected early childhood care and education (ECCE) providers, staff, and children in Arkansas. The studies were conducted by 1) the Research and Evaluation Division…

Angus Megan Hague, Thomas Jaime, Hossain Mynti, Siddiqui Nazihah, Jacobs Johnson Cleopatra, Gonzalez Daisy, Del Grosso Patricia, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This issue brief highlights learnings from a formative evaluation of a collaborative effort by a funder, a research organization, and three community partners that set out to shed light on the strengths, limitations, and needs of informal child…

Mattingly Marybeth J., Carson Jessica A., July 2021
Reports & Papers

In this brief, authors Beth Mattingly and Jess Carson consider the impact of capping child-care expenses for New Englanders paying out of pocket for child care. Using the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, they find that poverty would…

Ackerman Debra J., July 2021

The report is organized into five sections. Section 1 provides an overview of how child care quality is conceptualized, as well as the link between high-quality programmatic inputs and a provider’s operating costs. Section 2 explores research…

Li Ann, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Nguyen Tutrang, July 2021
Reports & Papers

The goal of this brief is to describe PD experiences from a field test of the We Grow Together (WGT) Professional Development System. Specifically, this brief addresses the following questions: / Who were the PD providers in the WGT field test…

Markowitz Anna J., Cubides-Mateus Deiby Mayaris, Bassok Daphna, July 2021
Reports & Papers

Using data from over 4,000 early educators working in publicly funded school-based pre-kindergarten programs, child care centers, and family day homes in Virginia, this brief describes changes in the prevalence of depression symptoms relative to…

University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

U.S. families have long faced challenges finding safe, reliable, and affordable child care. But the weight of this challenge has increased dramatically for families since the beginning of the pandemic. Relying on data from our RAPID‑EC family and…

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…