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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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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…

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)
Home Grown, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
The impact of Home Grown’s Emergency Fund on HBCC was far-reaching. Home Grown’s grants, combined with matching private funds and public funding, provided direct support to 2625 HBCC providers who served more than 18,000 children. These funds…
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…
Dunphy Linda Lee, Stoney Louise, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
To help address the systemic challenges underscored by Regional Pilots, the Prichard Committee invited Opportunities Exchange (OppEx) to take a closer look at the issue, identify national best practice, and recommend how Kentucky could revitalize…
Opportunities Exchange, January, 2021
The Kentucky Family Child Care Cost Model was created by Opportunities Exchange while conducting research and analysis for the report Staffed Family Child Care Networks: An Opportunity to Reimagine the Kentucky Child Care Landscape. The report, and…
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…

Han Myae, Buell Martha J., Hallam Rena A., Hooper Alison, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The quality of early care and education affects a wide range of children’s experiences and developmental outcomes. Family Child Care (FCC) is no exception, and attention to increasing the quality of Family Child Care is needed. The purpose of the…

Doocy Sean, Kim Yoonjeon, Montoya Elena, Chavez Raul, April 2021
Reports & Papers

In spring and summer 2020, during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) reached out firsthand to directors of center-based programs and home-based family child care providers, via…

Adams Gina, Hernandez Fernando, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of some key opportunities, challenges, and needed action steps to expand participation of HBCC providers in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Based on expert interviews and a literature review, it first…