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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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Goffin Stacie G., Gager Erin, October 2021
Reports & Papers

The Early Childhood Care and Education Leadership Development Compendium: A View of the Current Landscape is one-of-a-kind in its identification of the early care and education (ECE) field’s leadership development programs. Its survey findings…

Gomez Alejandra Londono, Hardy Alycia, August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet provides state-by-state child care co-payment scenarios, state median income for a four-person household, and annual co-payments by income level.

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, 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…

Ali Umair, Herbst Chris M., Makridis Christos A., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Stay-at-home orders (SAHOs) were implemented in most U.S. states to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This paper quantifies the impact of these containment policies on a measure of the supply of child care. The supply of such services may be…

Workman Simon, June 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2018, the Center for American Progress developed an interactive cost estimation tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of child care in each state, and better understand why high-quality child care is out of…

Hammond Rachel, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This paper is primarily focused on policy changes that could incent developers to incorporate ECE facilities in housing developments. As such, I conducted interviews with affordable housing developers, employees at state housing and finance…

Fortner Alyssa, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In the table below, CLASP summarizes the planned uses of CRRSA funding by each state as described in 60 Day Reports newly released by the federal Office of Child Care. Our analysis finds that states are dividing their funds among a variety of…
McHenry Kathlyn, Smith Linda K., March, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report provides a national overview of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) expenditures on child care. It examines trends in TANF spending on child care (5-year and 20-year) and the intersection of TANF and Child Care and…

Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Oh Park Soojin, Hassairi Nail, 11 February, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Following the pioneering efforts of a federal Head Start program, U.S. state policymakers have rapidly expanded access to Early Care and Education (ECE) programs with strong bipartisan support. Within the past decade the enrollment of 4 year-olds…
Hardy Alycia, Robbins Katherine Gallagher, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In the table below, CLASP estimates the child care relief funding each state, D.C., and Puerto Rico can expect to receive from this visionary bill if the Senate passes it in the coming weeks. This investment can’t come soon enough for families and…
Viser Cassidy, Camacho-Craft Isabella, Dutta-Gupta Indivar, Grant Kali, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Key takeaways: The COVID-19 pandemic shrunk child care availability, pushing many working parents, including many women of color and women who are paid low wages, out of formal employment. -Though unemployment assistance and paid (family, medical,…
National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), 2021
Other

This document includes the following appendices: Appendix A: State Survey Data 2019-2020; Appendix B: Head Start Data; Appendix C: U.S Census Population Data; and Appendix D: Pre-K Special Education Enrollment Data.

Kane Maggie C., Harris Phoebe, Jordan Dorothy, Lloyd Chrishana M., Testa Mary Beth Salomone, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The document provides an overview of policies related to state definitions and regulations, licensing and subsidy, external systems, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and funding. We also highlight changes to policies related to HBCC…