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Boege, Sarah; Carson, Jess – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2023
New Hampshire families have not been exempted from the disruptions and challenges associated with an enduring pandemic, including disruptions to their children's care and education arrangements, pressure on household budgets due to rising inflation, and new challenges of meeting children's social, emotional, and physical needs amid persistent…
Descriptors: Family Needs, Surveys, Family (Sociological Unit), Children
Carson, Jess; Boege, Sarah – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2023
New Hampshire families have not been exempt from the disruptions and challenges associated with an enduring pandemic, including disruptions to their children's care and education arrangements, pressure on household budgets due to rising inflation, and challenges of meeting children's emergent social, emotional, and physical needs amid persistent…
Descriptors: Child Care, Parent Attitudes, Barriers, COVID-19
Boege, Sarah; Carson, Jess – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2023
In this brief, the authors explore how state-level decisions in New Hampshire and Vermont manifest in the early childhood education and care sector, through the lens of the interstate Upper Valley region. They demonstrate the significant differences in the reach and adequacy of child care financial assistance programs ("child care…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Decision Making, State Action
Boege, Sarah; Carson, Jess; Nasirova, Kamala – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2023
In this brief, the authors illustrate New Hampshire and Vermont's different responses to supporting the early childhood education and care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic and examine the limited publicly available data on pandemic relief funds through the lens of the interstate Upper Valley region. While data limitations preclude the authors…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Carson, Jess; Boege, Sarah – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2023
In this brief, authors Jess Carson and Sarah Boege describe changes in the early childhood education and care landscape of Grafton and Sullivan Counties in New Hampshire and Orange and Windsor Counties in Vermont, collectively known as the Upper Valley. The authors find that the Upper Valley lost 25 regulated child care providers serving children…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Teacher Supply and Demand, Change
Howard, Jill; Wilson, Fiona; Aliouche, E. Hachemi – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2020
Ninety percent of brain development takes place before the age of five, and while universally agreed to be pivotal in defining the trajectory of a child's life, access to high-quality Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) is often inaccessible for the world's most vulnerable populations. For the 2.5 million children living in East Africa's…
Descriptors: Child Care, Need Gratification, Low Income Groups, Foreign Countries
Carson, Jessica A. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2017
Policy makers and advocates nationwide recognize that funding for early childhood education is a crucial investment in the future. Critical foundational development occurs before age 5, and research consistently shows that high-quality early education for children leads to higher future educational attainment and lower likelihood of crime, and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Finance, Financial Support