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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
Xue, Yange; Del Grosso, Patricia; Carlson, Barbara – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Partnerships between Early Head Start (EHS) programs and child care providers aim to increase access to high quality, comprehensive services that meet the needs of infants and toddlers from families with low incomes. Quality in early care and education matters. In prior research, high quality early care and education was associated with better…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Child Care Centers, Partnerships in Education, Early Intervention
Kirby, Gretchen; Caronongan, Pia; Burwick, Andrew; Monahan, Shannon; Poznyak, Dmitriy; Schulte, Theresa; Lyskawa, Julia; Kelly, Annalee – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
The goals of the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ) are to (1) produce technically sound, systematic measures of the implementation and costs of education and care in center-based settings that serve children from birth to age 5; (2) produce implementation and cost measures to examine the variation in ECE…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Measurement, Costs, Educational Quality
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
The 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) is funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families. The project team is led by NORC at the University of Chicago. The 2019 NSECE is comprised of four integrated, nationally representative surveys which include: (1)…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, National Surveys, Parent Surveys, Supply and Demand
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
Gonzalez, Katie; Bernstein, Sara; Malone, Lizabeth; Larson, Addison – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2021
COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and a public health emergency by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in March 2020 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020). In the following months, families in the U.S. experienced financial hardships such as job and income loss, increasing food insecurity, and loss of…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, COVID-19
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
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
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
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2016
This document offers a national picture of selected segments of the early care and education (ECE) market by describing how important attributes of the supply of and the demand for center-based care relate to each other. The document also provides a methodological guide for using newly available data from the National Survey of Early Care and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, National Surveys, Child Care Centers