OPRE has sponsored several topical meetings focused on research efforts related to a variety of high-priority topics.
Topical Meetings Supported by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
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Research Connections' resources are organized into topical categories and subcategories.
Family Access to Child Care and Early Education
Explore materials on child care decision-making, family-sensitive caregiving, and supporting employment and self-sufficiency.
Child Care and Early Education Quality Improvement
Discover materials related to evaluating quality rating and improvement systems and measuring quality in early childhood and school-age settings.
Child Care and Early Education Workforce
Learn about defining and measuring program leadership, developing and assessing the competencies of infant and toddler teachers, and defining and measuring professional development.
Child Care and Early Education Programs
Browse materials related to programs that promote the wellbeing of children and families and measurement for human services programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Children’s Experiences in Child Care and Early Education
Learn about supporting positive language and literacy development, ACF Research with American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Playful Learning as an Academic Yardstick (PLAY).
Child Care and Early Education Systems Building
Review materials on validating child care market rate surveys and collaborations in child care and early education across state, local, and program levels.
Implementation Science Material
View meeting materials related to the use of implementation science in child care and early education research.