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Cunningham Brittany, Ravishankar Nandita, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to provide a summary of available information on the known barriers to and solutions for implementing out-of-state background checks. This summary is intended to inform OCC, states, and TA providers on the type…
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…
Fiene Richard, January, 2021
Other
The organization of this paper is as follows. First, let’s introduce what is included when we talk about measurement principles for regulatory compliance, licensing and monitoring systems. Second, provide examples that should be familiar to most…
Silver H. Callie, Zinsser Katherine M., Zulauf Courtney A., Lowe-Fotos Allison, Estlund Maria, Orr Lori, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Nationwide, 17,000 three-and four-year old children are expelled or suspended from preschool each year (Zeng, Corr, O’Grady, & Guan, 2019). In response, advocates and researchers have called on policymakers to implement policies and legislation…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
Our audit covered 1,023 child care providers (child care centers and family homes) that received CCDF funding during State fiscal year 2018. We reviewed 15 child care centers and 15 family homes (we conducted unannounced site visits at the family…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Our audit covered 1,023 child care providers (child care centers and family homes) that received CCDF funding during State fiscal year 2018. We reviewed 15 child care centers and 15 family homes (we conducted unannounced site visits at the family…
Engelman Kim, Dobbins Dionne R., Veatch Sharon, Tercha Jessica, 2020
Reports & Papers
In this report, we describe how CCAoA, in partnership with a diverse group of national stakeholders, developed a preliminary child care licensing database in 2017. We then share how we subsequently developed a new set of child care licensing…
Engelman Kim, Dobbins Dionne R., Veatch Sharon, Tercha Jessica, 2020
Executive Summary
In this report, we describe how CCAoA, in partnership with a diverse group of national stakeholders, developed a preliminary child care licensing database in 2017. We then share how we subsequently developed a new set of child care licensing…
Shope Timothy R., Walker Benjamin H., Aird Laura, Southward Linda H., Martin Judith M., November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This was a 2016 telephone-based survey of child care center directors randomly selected from a national database of licensed United States child care centers and queried about influenza vaccine requirements. Conceptually related items were grouped…
Schmidt Clifford, Schmidt Kathryn, Orlowski Tara Lynne, 2020
Reports & Papers
In 2017, NARA sent a survey to all state child care licensing agencies via an online survey tool. The survey included 144 questions relating to regulatory implementation and operational procedures. Fifty states, the District of Columbia, and America…
Schmidt Clifford, Schmidt Kathryn, Orlowski Tara Lynne, 2020
Executive Summary
In 2017, NARA sent a survey to all state child care licensing agencies via an online survey tool. The survey included 144 questions relating to regulatory implementation and operational procedures. Fifty states, the District of Columbia, and America…
Fiene Richard, June, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report will provide the results of several cohorts from a large-scale validation study of Washington State’s Department of Children, Youth and Families child care Risk Assessment Licensing Decision Making Tiers System (RALDMTS). The validation…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of the prevention and control of infectious diseases. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program final rule (2016) require states and territories to have health and safety requirements in 11 different topic areas, as well as…