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As states and territories make decisions about child care policies, they may find it useful to collect data from child care providers. Survey data can be helpful for answering questions about providers’ characteristics and experiences. Yet surveys can be difficult to design. This brief discusses best practices for developing and testing surveys.

A one-page tip sheet lists suggestions for writing strong survey questions. 

This resource guide provides information for researchers about administrative data collected on federal policies and programs that (in whole or part) support young children with disabilities.

This webinar is designed to support CCDF Lead Agency staff and partners in understanding how stakeholder perspectives can be paired with agency data to help answer more policy questions. Learn how the perspectives of the people experiencing or implementing the policies can increase understanding of problems, possible solutions, and community contexts...

CCDF administrators and their staff are surrounded by agency data on subsidy eligibility and payments, licensing, Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) ratings, complaints, violations, and other aspects of program operations. This webinar is designed to support CCDF Lead Agency staff and their partners in using existing administrative data to address policy questions posed by state legislators, agency heads, local child care providers, and other stakeholders...

Share your research or evaluation reports about licensing in early care and education (ECE). The information you share will inform the Understanding the Role of Licensing in Early Care and Education (TRLECE) project funded by the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in partnership with the Office of Child Care.

Sharing maps of child care supply and demand with policy and program staff can help stimulate data-informed discussions about child care issues facing your state, territory, or tribal agency. This is the second in a series of webinars on Building Your Capacity as a CCDF Lead Agency to Use Data in Policy Decisions, hosted by the Center for Supporting Research on CCDBG Implementation with support from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation...