Using Maps to Inform Decisions about Child Care and Early Education
Discusses how utilizing maps can assist childcare and early education (CCEE) leaders and partners in the planning of policy, resource allocation, supply building, and
family support strategies. Provides county-level examples of maps and discusses technical considerations related to making local decisions about CCEE availability and access.
Author(s): Van-Kim Lin, Erin Bumgarner, Dayne Ornelas Gonzalez, Kelly Maxwell Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Child Trends view details
Young Children's Geographic Access to Head Start Preschool Programs, 2022
Examines geographic access to Head Start Preschool Programs for income-eligible 3- and 4-year old children. Provides data related to children's access to and availability of programs by state, race/ethnicity, and metropolitan, micropolitan, small town, or rural location.
Author(s): Robin Ghertner, Alayna Schreier Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation view details
Early Childhood Care and Education Programs in Rural Areas
Provides statistics on the percentage of children under 6 years and their access to child care by city, suburban, town, and rural locale. Includes discussions related to child care services such as impacts on parental employment and child development.
Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Education Statistics view details
Rural Child Care Solutions: From the Ground Up
Explores challenges related to childcare access in Minnesota that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes data on childcare availability broken down by entirely rural, town/rural mix, urban/town/rural mix, and entirely urban location. Includes discussions, models, and mitigating strategies to address childcare issues.
Author(s): Marnie Werner Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development view details
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 view details
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 view details