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Resources by Topic: Child care

American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2019 (AIAN FACES 2019)
Summarizes key findings related to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Head Start experiences from the 2019 Family and Child Experiences (FACES) Survey. Provides an overview of Head Start and federally recognized tribes and how the entities interact. Includes demographic information of AI/AN families in Head Start, such as education level, food security, access to medical care, presence of mental health issues in the home, and more.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Retention Strategies with Head Start-Eligible Families Experiencing Adversity: A Review of the Literature
Examines Head Start recruitment, enrollment, and retention strategies in relation to families experiencing adversity. Reviews 39 research studies published between 2011 and 2021 to identify adversities experienced by Head Start-eligible families, such as poverty, homelessness, involvement with foster care and child welfare systems, and substance abuse. Includes information about unique adversities experienced in rural locations.
Author(s): Cassandra Baxter, Nikki Aikens, Louisa Tarullo, et al.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: ACF Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Mathematica
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Searching for "a Place that's Accessible for All the People who Need It": Child Care Access for Latino Immigrant Families in Nobles County
Examines childcare issues experienced by Latino immigrant families in rural Nobles County, Minnesota. Discusses barriers to quality childcare such as cost, language differences, COVID-19, safety concerns, difficulty of location in rural areas, and more. Includes data such as childcare desert ratios and percentage of income going to childcare.
Author(s): Ulises Linares, Zoe Martens, Kerim Ă–rsel
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Policy and Development, The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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Righting a Wrong: Advancing Equity in Child Care Funding for American Indian & Alaska Native Families
Report details the need for access to child care for American Indian and Alaska Native parents in tribal communities. Aims to assess the current levels of access, quality of services, and eligibility requirements of current tribal child care services, among other measures. Discusses interventions that could improve access to child care in tribal communities.
Author(s): Linda Smith, Sophie Rosen
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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2022 County Health Rankings National Findings Report
Analyzes county-level health disparities by examining health factors and outcomes throughout the U.S. Covers living wages, gender pay gap, childcare costs, school funding, and more. Discusses impacts of COVID-19, key findings, and calls to action to improve community health outcomes.
Additional links: State Reports
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Promoting Healthy Futures: Afterschool Provides the Supports Parents Want for Children's Well-Being
Discusses the impact of afterschool programs related to opportunities for physical activity, nutritious food options, decrease in risky behaviors, and more, based on 31,055 households participating in the America After 3PM survey. Includes charts of survey responses by community type, including race/ethnicity, low-income, and rural, suburban, and urban.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Afterschool Alliance, America After 3PM Health & Wellness
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Rural Quality of Life: Opportunities and Challenges for the Rural Care Economy
Recording of a March 22, 2022, hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on challenges and opportunities for the care economy in rural communities. Features testimony from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development, the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, and Southeast Health Group, a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in rural La Junta, Colorado.
Additional links: Carrie Henning-Smith, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center - Testimony, Joseph Carrica, Southeast Health Group - Testimony
Date: 03/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
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The Status of Women in Kansas
Updates the 2016 study The Status of Women in Kansas and the Bi-State Region. Examines socioeconomic status and 2015-19 data from the American Community Survey (ACS). Discusses demographics, employment and earnings, childcare and healthcare, poverty and social insurance, civic engagement, the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 recession on women, and more.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2021
Examines the factors predicting child well-being and breaks down indicators by a number of measures, including race/ethnicity, poverty, food security, and health insurance coverage, among others. Highlights data on the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children on a number different measures.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
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Joint Resource Guide to Strengthen and Expand Child Care Facilities in Rural Communities
Offers information on resources and funding opportunities to help address child care needs in rural communities. Outlines how an entity interested in owning or operating a child care facility can access resources from the Administration for Children and Families and the USDA Rural Development to help meet child care needs. Includes key considerations for developing Head Start/Early Head Start programs and child care centers to serve tribal communities.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, USDA Rural Development
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