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State Child Care Assistance Policies - The National Women's Law Center annually reports on state child care assistance policies, focusing on changes in funding, income eligibility, waiting lists, co-payments, and reimbursement rates. (National Women's Law Center, September 2010)...

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care - An annual report from the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies that tracks the cost of care and education programs for infants, preschoolers, and school-age children. The report includes state-by-state data and comparisons with other family expenses, such as food, housing and college tuition. (Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, August 2010)...

Extending Home Visiting to Kinship Caregivers and Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers - This report synthesizes interview findings and presents detailed considerations for implementing home visiting with kinship caregivers and FFN caregivers, including matters of curriculum, staffing and service referral. Included in the report are recommendations for states and for the federal government. (Elizabeth Hoffman and Tiffany Conway Perrin, CLASP, December 2009)...

Evaluating, Developing, and Enhancing Domain-Specific Measures of Child Care Quality - This brief from Child Trends breaks down the strengths and shortcomings of quality measurements within different aspects of program performance: language and literacy, math and science, social and emotional development, health and safety, family engagement, and cultural competence. (Child Trends, May 2009)...

Meeting the Needs of the Youngest Infants in Child Care - This article explores the challenges of serving a newborn in child care from three perspectives: that of the infant, that of the parents and that of the caregiver. Particular attention is given to fussy babies. Recommendations are offered for child care administrators, family support practitioners, child care trainers and policymakers. (Amanda Perez and Sandy Peterson, Zero to Three, January 2009)...

Options for Improving the Military Child Care System - This report on the military child care system finds that military families experience difficulties in finding and affording early education and care programs. It highlights a number of problems including that fewer than half of all military families with children under the age of six receive subsidies from the Department of Defense (DoD), those who cannot or choose not to participate in the military child care system receive no assistance from the DoD, and these difficulties negatively affect the recruitment, retention, and performance of military personnel. The report includes recommendations to address these problems. (RAND Corporation, 2008) ...

The Capacity of Early Childhood Care & Education in Rural New York State - This Cornell University study demonstrates that rural communities throughout New York have less capacity to serve their young children than their suburban or urban counterparts. Taking the size, wealth, and education level of a community into account, the report found that rural families have limited access to pre-k and other early care and education arrangements. (Cornell University, January 2008)...


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