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The Child Care Research Scholars Program supports dissertation research addressing child care policy interests in partnership with state Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies.  The Child Care Research Scholars Program builds capacity in the field to produce research that informs child care policy decision-making.

This report includes key information on the FACES 2019 study design and the tables in this report describe the children enrolled in Head Start programs in fall 2019 and their family backgrounds and home environments.

Explore this OPRE funded research brief that uses nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2019) to understand the prevalence of material hardships, financial strain, and social supports among parents with children in Head Start.

Working Together for Children and Families: Findings from the National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

This chartbook provides nationally representative estimates of all home-based care to children under age 13 in 2012 and 2019, using data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education.

The first report from the Assessing Models of Coordinated Services descriptive study shares findings from a national scan of existing state and local approaches to coordinating early care and education services with other health and human services for children and families with low incomes.

Explore how Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Agencies can identify, engage, and involve stakeholders.

Explore how State and Territory Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) grantees planned and reported their investments in quality activities and how they measured progress to improve quality.

This research brief describes the gains children made across a year of Head Start for children returning for their second year of Head Start (second-year children) and children entering their first year (first-year children), using nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014-2018 (FACES 2014).

This report examines families’ access to early care and education using a definition of access that examines whether parents, with reasonable effort and affordability, can enroll their child in care that supports child development and meets parents’ needs.