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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; 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
Jones, Christopher; Shah, Harshini; Xue, Yange – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2022
Adults who provide care and education to young children have a great responsibility, as children's early environment and relationships have profound and lifelong effects. The Early Head Start conceptual framework recognizes that the characteristics of teachers and home visitors who deliver core Early Head Start services to children and families…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Federal Programs, Social Services, Home Visits
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
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
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