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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…

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…

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…

Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Child Trends, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed child care services in Minnesota and across the nation. To help providers withstand the financial burden caused by the pandemic, Minnesota created the Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grant program (…

Bassok Daphna, Weisner Kennedy, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief details the unique challenges that home-based providers faced throughout the pandemic, summarizing the impact of COVID on their enrollment and finances. It uses data from a survey of family day home teachers fielded in Fall 2020 as…

Workman Simon, June 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2018, the Center for American Progress developed an interactive cost estimation tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of child care in each state, and better understand why high-quality child care is out of…

Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines the prevalence of home-based child care providers who report serving at least one child whom they identify as having a disability. Although many families choose home-based child care, researchers know very little about how…

Hill Zoelene, Ekyalongo Yuko, Paschall Katherine W., Madill Rebecca, Halle Tamara, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This snapshot is the third in a series of reports that describe the demographic characteristics of the ECE workforce using the 2012 NSECE data. The first report provides a descriptive analysis of the professional characteristics and motivations…

Datta A. Rupa, Milesi Carolina, Srivastava Shivani, Zapata-Gietl Claudia, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This chartbook presents nationally representative estimates of all home-based care to children under age 13, using data from the 2012 and 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). Home-based providers discussed in the report…

Kang Augustine W., Gans Kim M., von Ash Tayla, Castagneri Danielle, Dionne Laura, Tovar Alison, Risica Patricia, May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Obesity prevalence among Hispanic children is twice that of non-Hispanic white children; Hispanic children may also engage in less physical activity (PA) compared to non-Hispanic white children. A large number of U.S. preschool-aged children are…

Horrace William, Parmeter Christopher, April 15 2021
Reports & Papers

The goal of the 2021 Delaware Cost of Care Study was to collect survey data on the cost of child care in Delaware. The Delaware Division of Social Services planned to use the data to develop alternative ways to determine reimbursement rates for…