The New Economy and Child Care: Nonstandard-Hour Work, Child Care, and Child Health and Well-Being
Examines child care instability experienced by mothers with young children. Includes information from state child care administrators related to the support provided by the child care subsidy system for parents working nonstandard hours. Includes a brief discussion of rural child care deserts.
Author(s): Angela Rachidi, Russell Sykes, Kerry Desjardins, Julius Cesar Chaidez Date: 05/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: American Public Human Services Association, Mathematica view details
A Roadmap for Delivering Child Care in Agricultural Communities
Workbook designed to identify challenges and assets in providing services in rural communities, and to examine how these factors play a part in accessing services. Includes resources and links for further information.
Author(s): A.K. Liebman, M.A. Salzwedel, J. Simmons, B.C. Lee Date: 05/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Migrant Clinicians Network, National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety view details
Working Together for Children and Families: Findings from the National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
Provides information about programs participating in the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships in urban and rural areas, and their activities delivering services to infants, toddlers, and families. Features statistics including number and type of partners recruited by grantees, child care partner enrollment capacity, hours of operation, staff salaries, and locations of grantees with breakdowns by 9 levels of urban or rural location.
Author(s): Patricia Del Grosso, Jaime Thomas, Libby Makowsky, et al. Date: 02/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families view details
America's Child Care Deserts in 2018
Assesses child care availability in all 50 states and the
District of Columbia, with a special emphasis on how
limited or complete lack of access disproportionately
impacts rural and Hispanic/Latino populations. Includes discussion on child care
deserts and provides a list of policy recommendations to
increase access to low-cost and high-quality child care.
Author(s): Rasheed Malik, Katie Hamm, Leila Schochet, et al. Date: 12/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress view details
Understanding Infant and Toddler Child Care Deserts
Examines the availability of licensed infant-toddler child
care in 9 states and the District of Columbia, with a
focus on how rural communities are disproportionately
affected by a limited or complete lack of access to childcare services. Features discussion on consequences of childcare deserts and offers policy recommendations to increase
the supply of licensed child care.
Author(s): Steven Jessen-Howard, Rasheed Malik, Simon Workman, Katie Hamm Date: 10/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress view details
Both Rural and Urban SNAP Recipients Affected by Proposed Work Requirements
Presents work status data for rural and urban Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Identifies those exempt from work requirements under current law who may face a new work requirement under proposed legislation, breaking out the current work hours of this group. Briefly discusses the scarcity and expense of child care.
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson Date: 07/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy view details
Challenges Related to Pregnancy and Returning to Work after Childbirth in a Rural, Tourism-Dependent Community
Discusses the challenges related to pregnancy and returning to work after childbirth in rural, tourism-dependent communities. Examines the issues of pregnancy timing and maternity leave, breastfeeding support, and child care, providing recommendations for improving conditions in each area. Results are based on a focus group of 6 women, which included 3 mothers and 3 pregnant women.
Author(s): Amanda Corbett, Carrie Henning-Smith, Kristin DeArruda Wharton, Katy Kozhimannil Date: 02/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details
Understanding American Indian and Alaska Native Early Childhood Needs: The Potential of Existing Data
Details a report on the healthcare and developmental needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children from prenatal to 5 years of age. Draws conclusions pertaining to information from the American Community Survey and the Head Start Program Information Reports and points to gaps and limitations in the current data regarding AI/AN children and their families.
Author(s): Lizabeth Malone, Emily Knas, Sara Bernstein, Lindsay Read Feinberg Date: 05/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Mathematica Policy Research view details