Evaluation & Research

Evaluation & Research

Learning about Young Children’s Challenging Behavior and Impacts on Programs and Families

Social-emotional learning promotes successful regulation of social and emotional skills. Read this report from the National Center for Children in Poverty that highlights efforts of leaders in Virginia to understand the experiences of teachers with children who demonstrate challenging behavior in early care and education settings.

Leading by Exemplar: Case Studies of Head Start Programs

This detailed analysis from Bellweather Education Partners explores five high-performing Head Start programs from across the country. This work strives to understand the practices that led to the effectiveness of the programs in the study and also to understand how policymakers and the early childhood field can leverage the successes&

Provider Perceptions of Parent Aware: Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System

This report from Child Trends reveals that most child care programs participate in Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for financial incentives such as grants, scholarships for the children they serve, and access to free or low-cost training for providers. To encourage participation in QRIS, QRIS implementers can highlight these tangible benefits when recruiting providers.

Inequitable Access to Child Care Subsidies

Many low-income families qualify for child care assistance through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). However, because of insufficient funding, few of these families receive the help they need. Read this report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) that examines children’s access to CCDBG-funded child care by state, race, and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year 2016.

Inequitable Access to Child Care Subsidies

Many low-income families qualify for child care assistance through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). However, because of insufficient funding, few of these families receive the help they need. Read this report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) that examines children’s access to CCDBG-funded child care by state, race, and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year 2016.

Breaking the Silence on Early Child Care and Education Costs

A new, wide-ranging report from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment and the Economic Policy Institute, Breaking the Silence on Early Care and Education Costs identifies challenges to the early childhood profession in California. Specifically, the report reveals the root cause of California’s early care and education system problems (underfunding) and outlines a solution.