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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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United States. Department of the Treasury, September 2021
Executive Summary

This is an executive summary of an outline of problems and description of fundamental economic principles faced by the child care sector in the United States. It is part of the discussion surrounding President Biden's Build Back Better Agenda…

United States. Department of the Treasury, September 2021
Other

This is an outline of problems and description of fundamental economic principles faced by the child care sector in the United States. It is part of the discussion surrounding President Biden's Build Back Better Agenda proposals. Included in the…

Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. There are snapshots for 50 states, District of Columbia, and a separate national snapshot. Each snapshot provides the following: the number and share of children under age 6…

Schilder Diane, Lou Cary, Willenborg Peter, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
Other

This appendix documents the technical steps we took to create the State Snapshots of Potential Demand for and Planned Policies to Support Nontraditional-Hour Child Care. (author abstract)

Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Jaramillo Juanita, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Understanding the potential child care needs for parents who work early in the morning, evenings, nights, and weekends has become a growing concern for policymakers trying to make child care more accessible. Families working these nontraditional…

Davis Elizabeth E., Sojourner Aaron J., May 2021
Other

The core challenge our proposal seeks to address is how to ensure that every American family and child has access to high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education (ECE) services in a critical period of human development, breaking a…

Lloyd Chrishana M., Carlson Julianna, Alvira-Hammond Marta, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This second issue brief sets a vision for how the federal government can pursue policy strategies that support access to early care and education for Black families by drawing on historical, contextual, and demographic data related to Black family…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines an underutilized policy of using contracts and grants to pay subsidized child care slots and argues that more states should seize the opportunity amid COVID-19 to stabilize child care programs’ financial outlook to ensure parent…
Early Milestones Colorado, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Ideal Learning, also referred to as whole child or student-centered learning, is an approach that focuses on all aspects of a young child’s development, including physical, academic, and social-emotional growth. Pressure on public educators and…
Cooke Mandy, Francisco Susanne, Press Frances, Wong Sandie, December, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
The theory of practice architectures is a useful theoretical, methodological and analytical tool for educational research. The use of the theory is emerging as germane in early childhood education research. This article explores concepts from the…
Ehrlich Stacy B., Connors Maia C., Stein Amanda G., Francis John, Easton John Q., Kabourek Sarah E., Farrar Isabel C., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
As pre-kindergarten (pre-k) expands across the country, school districts are making choices about where to place pre-k classrooms and developing policies for how families can apply and which children are enrolled. In doing so, districts are pulling…
Ehrlich Stacy B., Connors Maia C., Stein Amanda G., Francis John, Easton John Q., Kabourek Sarah E., Farrar Isabel C., October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This study explores whether and how Chicago's school-based pre-k system was more equitable after the district implemented a set of policies focused on changing access to and enrollment in school-based pre-k. The outcomes from Chicago's efforts offer…
McCormick Meghan P., October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
MDRC has identified two central issues to address in order to promote more equitable access: making information on existing high-quality programs more accessible and improving quality by investing in curricula and professional development.…
United States. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The IDEA Part B provisions and requirements apply to children with disabilities ages three through twenty-one who are served under their state's Part B system, consistent with each state's determined age range. Section 619 of IDEA authorizes an…
Thomson Dana, Cantrell Emily, Guerra Gabriella, Gooze Rachel A., Tout Kathryn, September, 2020
Literature Review

A recent report, Defining and Measuring Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education (ECE): A Guidebook for Policymakers and Researchers (Access Guidebook), supports movement toward more consistent definitions, analysis, and reporting on…