Leadership Development for Center-Based Child Care and Early Education Program Directors

Learn about our Research Connections project. Of the nearly 3,000 early childhood undergraduate degree programs in the United States, only 2.9 percent focus on early childhood administration, management, or leadership. To address this gap and to support those already serving in leadership roles, institutions of higher education, state agencies, school districts, and other human services […]

Building High-Quality After School Systems

Learn about our Research Connections project. This Research-to-Policy Resource List focuses on resources in the Research Connections collection published in the past ten years that focus on building high-quality after schools systems. The resources on this list have been assigned to the following categories: building systems, improving quality, supporting the workforce, and sustaining program finances. […]

City Universal Preschool Initiative Evaluations and Research

Learn about our Research Connections project. This Research-to-Policy Resource List provides a comprehensive list of city universal preschool initiative evaluations and research in the Research Connections collection. To count as universal, a city’s program must aim to eventually provide universal access to publicly-funded preschool for all four-year-olds using at least some city funds, even if […]

Child Care and Early Education for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Learn about our Research Connections project. This Research-to-Policy Resource List identifies resources in the Research Connections collection published in the past 10 years that examine the role child care and early education can play in both preventing traumatic experiences and in supporting children who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing trauma. The resources […]

Research and Policy Resources in Support of Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization

Learn about our Research Connections project. President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 into law on November 19, 2014, reauthorizing the federal child care program for the first time since 1996. The law has important implications for child care policy across the United States, in areas including provider […]

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) Bibliography

Learn more about our Research Connections project. This bibliography lists resources in the Research Connections collection related to the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), which has fielded cohorts in 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009. It is intended as a reference tool for researchers and policymakers. It is divided into sections for […]

Infant and Toddler Child Care Quality Measures Bibliography

Learn more about our Research Connections project. The Research Connections collection contains records for more than 1,300 instruments that have been used to conduct studies in the child care and early education field. This bibliography provides records for instruments in the collection that can be used to observe child care quality in center-based settings serving […]

Child Care During Nonstandard Work Hours

Learn about our Research Connections project. In November 2014, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 was signed into law, reauthorizing the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)–the federal child care subsidy program–for the first time since 1996. In December 2015, the U.S. Office of Child Care issued a Notice of […]

Off-Site Coaching in Early Childhood Center-Based Settings

Learn about our Research Connections project. Of the elements in a strong professional development system, one promising approach is coaching, which typically involves on-site, ongoing individualized expert technical assistance. Literature reviews on the sizable body of research on early childhood coaching conducted by Mathematica and Child Trends, both published in 2011, show it can have […]

Transition to Kindergarten and Child Outcomes

Learn about our Research Connections project. August and September mark the start of the school year for America’s children, and for the more than 3.7 million children who the U.S. Department of Education estimates will enroll in public kindergarten this fall, this time represents a critical period of transition. Child care and early education programs […]