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November 2020 Spotlight on Child Care Subsidies
This month’s Library Highlights features research published within the past year on a range of topics related to child care subsidies, including strategies to improve access to child care. 

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program: Contracted Slots Pilot: A Strategy to Increase Supply and Expand Access to Quality Child Care

This resource highlights the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program, which offers contracted child care slots to address child care shortages. This can inform policies on increasing access to quality child care.

National Snapshot of State Agency Approaches to Child Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This Office of Inspector General audit report provides an overview of the approaches that states’ Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrative agencies used to improve the safety of children and child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Behavioral Science Strategies to Increase Access to Child Care
This resource highlights findings from the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project. The researchers assess how  agencies can use behavioral science strategies to increase access to child care.  

Using the Access Framework to Guide Child Care Policy during the COVID-19 Crisis

This brief highlights how policymakers can use the Access Framework to support implementation of policies regarding equitable access to child care. This may assist policymakers as they examine their capacity to improve access during COVID-19 and methods for tracking progress toward equity.
The Effects of Child Care Subsidies on Paid Child Care Participation and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the Child and Dependent Care Credit
This working paper examines the relationship between the Child and Dependent Care Credit (CDCC) benefits, paid child care participation, and labor supply, and can help inform CDCC policies.
Child Care Assistance Spending and Participation in 2018
This fact sheet assesses national trends in spending and participation in the Child Care and Development Block Grant and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families for fiscal year 2018. Analyses focused on changes in funding and associated adjustments in utilization.
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Until March 30, 2019, Research Connections was supported under grant #90YE0104 from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Research Connections is now supported by contract #HHSP233201500071I from OPRE, ACF, HHS. The contents do not necessarily represent the views of OPRE, ACF, or HHS. 

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