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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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National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, Child Care State Capacity Building Center, National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development, National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, January, 2021
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This resource guide provides information and examples about strategies to promote social-emotional well-being of children for state, territory and tribal ECE system leaders.
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, Child Care State Capacity Building Center, National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development, National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, January, 2021
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The Resource Guide for Developing Integrated Strategies to Support the Social and Emotional Wellness of Children is part of the Office of Child Care (OCC) initiative to further integrate social-emotional support strategies into child care’s mixed-…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, Child Care State Capacity Building Center, National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development, National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, January, 2021
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This document is an excerpt from the main resource guide that includes Sections 1-4: 1) Benefits of Integrating Strategies to Support the Social and Emotional Wellness of Children, Families, and Providers; 2) Implementation Considerations—Theory of…
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…
Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, January, 2021
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This section discusses implementation strategies of infant and early childhood mental health consultation, along with examples of state initiatives in 26 states and the District of Columbia. (author abstract)
Child Care State Capacity Building Center, January, 2021
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This section provides an overview of the training for trainers (TFT) series, which offers guidance in implementing relationship-based care in family child care homes and early care and education centers that serve infants, toddlers, and their…
Jackson Jacklyn Kay, Jones Jannah, Nguyen Hanh, Davies Isabella, Lum Melanie, Grady Alice, Yoong Sze Lin, 19 January, 2021
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As a strategy for early childhood obesity prevention, a variety of dietary behavior and physical activity policies and guidelines published by leading health agencies and early childhood education and care (ECEC) licensing and accreditation…

Melnick Hanna, Plasencia Sara, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This research review summarizes what is known about the extent to which COVID-19 spreads in child care and preschool programs. It synthesizes findings from 11 studies that measure transmission in these settings, both in the United States and…
United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water, United States. Office of Child Care, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This factsheet is part of EPA’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities (3Ts) Toolkit, referenced in Important Resources. It also includes considerations for lead sampling after extended closures. This factsheet…
Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Weiland Christina, Taylor Anne, Penfold Louisa, Snow Catherine, Sachs Jason, McCormick Meghan P., March 2021
Reports & Papers

This brief is part of an ongoing study that is tracking implementation of the Boston Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) expansion, including effects of the COVID-19 crisis on UPK community-based centers. We use administrative and interview data to…

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…

Ritchie Lorrene D., Keeton Victoria, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Vitale Elyse Homel, Au Lauren, Alkon Abbey, January 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The study evaluated an educational intervention with family child care home (FCCH) providers to implement nutrition standards. A convenience sample of licensed California FCCH providers (n=30) attended a 2-hour, in-person group training in…

Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…