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Schochet, Owen; Li, Ann; Del Grosso, Patricia; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Porter, Toni; Reid, Natalie; Bromer, Juliet – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
In 2019, more than 5 million providers cared for one or more children either in their own home or in a child's home. Home-based child care (HBCC) providers are a varied group that includes listed providers and unlisted providers who do and do not receive payment. HBCC is especially prevalent in communities of color, communities with high…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Family Environment, National Surveys
Annie D. Schoch; Cassie S. Gerson; Tamara Halle; Meg Bredeson – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
The majority of children from birth to age 5 in the United States regularly attend early care and education (ECE) programs. There are many types of ECE in the United States. Some are publicly funded, such as the federal Head Start and Early Head Start programs and state-funded pre-kindergarten. Others are privately funded community-based…
Descriptors: Child Development, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Anne Douglass; Kelly Maxwell; Kathryn Tout – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2023
State and territory child care and early education (CCEE) leaders typically support a range of professional development (PD) opportunities for CCEE providers. This highlight presents the "Professional Development Matrix for Quality Improvement" created by Douglass, Tout, and Doyle. The matrix provides a framework for organizing and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Professional Development, Educational Strategies
Schochet, Owen; Li, Ann; Del Grosso, Patricia; Aikens, Nikki; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Porter, Toni; Bromer, Juliet – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
In 2019, more than 5 million providers cared for one or more children either in their own home or in a child's home. Home-based child care (HBCC) providers are a varied group that includes both listed providers and unlisted providers who do and do not receive payment. HBCC is especially prevalent in communities of color, communities with high…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Family Environment, Profiles
Schochet, Owen; Li, Ann; Del Grosso, Patricia; Aikens, Nikki; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Porter, Toni; Bromer, Juliet – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
In 2019, more than 5 million providers cared for one or more children either in their own home or in a child's home. Home-based child care (HBCC) providers are a varied group that includes both listed providers and unlisted providers who do and do not receive payment. HBCC is especially prevalent in communities of color, communities with high…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Family Environment, Incidence
Schochet, Owen; Li, Ann; Del Grosso, Patricia; Aikens, Nikki; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Toni, Porter; Bromer, Juliet – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
In 2019, more than 5 million providers cared for one or more children either in their own home or in a child's home. Home-based child care (HBCC) providers are a varied group that includes both listed providers and unlisted providers who do and do not receive payment. HBCC is especially prevalent in communities of color, communities with high…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Family Environment, Learning Activities
Douglass, Anne; Kirby, Gretchen – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
The early care and education (ECE) field is still in the early stages of building the infrastructure it needs to attract, support, and sustain strong leadership (Austin, 2014; Goffin & Daga, 2017; Kirby et al., 2021; Pacchiano et al., 2016). This brief presents the findings from a review of research on ECE leadership development initiatives…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Leadership Effectiveness, Evidence Based Practice
Bernstein, Sara; Reid, Natalie; Harrington, Jeffrey; Malone, Lizabeth – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Head Start is an essential part of the programs and funding streams that provide early care and education (ECE) services to young children in the U.S. Head Start focuses on supporting children and families with low incomes, but also contributes to the broader effort to expand access to high quality ECE for all young children. Programs and…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Social Services, Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education
Shah, Harshini; De Mond, Ayesha; Monahan, Shannon; Tarullo, Louisa – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2021
Half of all infants and toddlers receive care in nonparental settings, such as centers and family child care (FCC) homes. On average, infants and toddlers spend more hours per week in care than preschoolers do. Yet infant-toddler care has been identified as lower quality than care for older children, suggesting that professional development (PD)…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Care, Child Care Centers
Anne Douglass; Kathryn Tout; Stephanie Doyle – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2021
Early care and education (ECE) leaders often consider new content, curricula, and models to include in their quality improvement (QI) toolkit. The Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) centers equity in its approach to engaging staff at all levels in an ECE program. It is a promising approach for center-based ECE programs (with the potential to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Educational Quality
Kelly, Mason – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2020
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation's (OPRE's) Division of Child and Family Development (DCFD) is responsible for research and evaluation related to Head Start programs, early childhood development, childcare, child maltreatment, and child welfare services. OPRE's research in the area of child and family development focuses on young…
Descriptors: Child Development, Family Environment, Early Childhood Education, Child Welfare
Paschall, Katherine; Halle, Tamara; Maxwell, Kelly – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2020
This report provides a descriptive comparison of the early care and education (ECE) landscape across rural, moderate-density urban (suburban), and high-density urban areas. The goal of this comparison was to understand whether ECE availability and characteristics in rural areas differ from those in more densely populated communities. We used…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Rural Areas, Child Care Centers
Friese, Sarah; Lin, Van-Kim; Forry, Nicole; Tout, Kathryn – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
Recent federal policy changes have placed new requirements on states to demonstrate and document their efforts to improve access to high-quality early care and education (ECE), and have made clear the urgent need for a shared understanding of this concept. This guidebook was developed to address the need for developing a common understanding and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
De La Rosa, Bill – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2017
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation's (OPRE's) Division of Child and Family Development (DCFD) is responsible for research and evaluation related to Head Start programs, early childhood development, child care, child maltreatment, and child welfare services. OPRE's research in the area of child and family development focuses on young…
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Intervention, Young Children, Child Care
Sosinsky, Laura; Ruprecht, Karen; Horm, Diane; Kriener-Althen, Kerry; Vogel, Cheri; Halle, Tamara – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2016
Approximately half of all children under the age of three in the United States have a regular child care arrangement (nearly 44 percent of infants from birth to 12 months, 52 percent from 12 to 24 months, and 56 percent from 24 to 36 months; NSECE Project Team, 2015). The percentages of infants and toddlers in center-based care increases with age,…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Best Practices, Child Care
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