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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,…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
Other

This document includes the literature review, methods, and supporting analyses for "Characteristics of approved universal prekindergarten programs in Vermont in 2018/19."

Doran Elizabeth L., Bartel Ann, Waldfogel Jane, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although the gender wage gap in the United States has narrowed, women's career trajectories diverge from men's after the birth of children, suggesting a potential role for family-friendly policies. We provide new evidence on employer provision of…
Sheets Alexis, 2018
Other
Making decisions between career and family can be difficult for many American parents. As labor force participation rates for women decline and the cost of child care continues to increase, the role of the employer in creating work-life balance for…
International Finance Corporation, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report is structured in six parts. Following this introduction and a description of the methodology used for this research, section 2 focuses on the why--the reasons that companies may want to invest in childcare support. It draws on the case…
International Finance Corporation, September, 2017
Executive Summary
This report shows that employer-supported childcare can yield substantial business benefits for employers across national, regulatory, and sector contexts. To substantiate the business case, the report draws on 10 case studies of employers who…
Hipp Lena, Morrissey Taryn, Warner Mildred, June, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Support from employers to help parents balance work and family responsibilities has become an increasingly important issue, particularly in the United States, where public support for families is scarce. Little is known about the effectiveness of…
Lipsky Miriam G., Andrea Adelman, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Shared reading is reported to be the single best instructional practice for emergent literacy skills. Vocabulary instruction practices implemented during shared reading by both Head Start (HS) teachers and teachers from more affluent private school…
Charney Rachel L., Rebmann Terri, Flood Robert G., December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives: The objectives were to determine the impact of emergency childcare (EC) needs on health care workers' ability and likelihood to work during a pandemic versus an earthquake as well as to determine the anticipated need and expected use of…
Gullekson Nicole L., Griffeth Rodger W., Vancouver Jeffrey B., Kovner Christine Tassone, Cohen Debra, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose -- Human resource management (HRM) practices are implemented to improve outcomes, such as reducing turnover, absenteeism, and improving performance. Using social exchange theory (SET), the purpose of this paper is to examine one HRM practice…
Horizons Workforce Consulting, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of the role of employer-sponsored child care centers in supporting the recruitment, retention, well-being, and productivity of employees
Chow Bik C., Louie Lobo H. T., February, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of preschool type (public vs private) on motor skill performance in 239 (121 boys, 118 girls) preschool children ages 3 to 6.5 yr. Preschoolers were tested on 12 fundamental motor skills from the…
Horizons Workforce Consulting, 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of the role of employer-sponsored child care in supporting the recruitment, retention, satisfaction, and productivity of employees in healthcare organizations
Bright Horizons Family Solutions, 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of the benefits of employer-sponsored emergency child care arrangements for the recruitment, retention, productivity and attendance of employees