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IN THIS ISSUE October 2021
Updates

Monthly Spotlight

Other Featured Resources

Critical Topic: Long-Term Impacts of CCEE

Opportunities
In this edition of Research Connections' News and Resources, you’ll find the following: Research Connections offers research resources for free. It also links to resources that are available for a fee (this is sometimes the case for articles in subscription-based journals). Most of the resources in this newsletter are available to the public for free. Any publications that require a fee or additional steps to access are noted.
Research Connection Updates
Check out our recently published bibliography Early Care and Education Workforce Wages and Retention: Annotated Bibliography. It lists research from 2011–2021 that examines the relationship between staff retention and staff compensation. It also covers initiatives intended to increase staff compensation.
Monthly Spotlight

Hungry Is Not Safe: A Mixed Methods Study to Explore Food Insecurity in Early Care and Education

Food insecurity can be felt by children, their families, and their teachers. This study, published in the journal Appetite, explores how food insecurity affects the classroom using quantitative and qualitative data. These data include interviews with early care and education teachers on their personal experiences with food insecurity and how the perception of food insecurity affects classroom management.

Explore additional research on food insecurity on the Research Connections website.
Other Featured Resources

A Window on Early Childhood Administrative Practices: 2010-2021

This brief from the McCormick Center presents nationwide data collected with the Program Administration Scale from 2010 to 2021. Findings suggest that most programs “do not have well-developed administrative practices in place to support program sustainability and long-term quality” (p. 1). The authors highlight areas that could benefit from support and improvement, as well as common program strengths.

Find more research on child care and early education quality and financing and funding on the Research Connections website.

Policy Change Effects on Subsidy Approvals and Utilization

What are the effects of child care assistance policy changes? This study from Michigan Child Care Policy Research Partnership looks at five policy changes aimed at improving access to high-quality care. The authors explore how each policy impacts child care subsidy application approval and use. They also discuss which set of policies stands out from the rest.

Explore additional research on child care subsidy policies on the Research Connections website.

State Snapshots of Potential Demand for and Policies to Support Nontraditional-Hour Child Care [Interactive Directory]

This interactive resource from the Urban Institute provides national and state fact sheets that cover the child care needs of families who work nontraditional hours. The snapshots also discuss each state’s proposed policies for child care during nontraditional hours using data from Child Care and Development Fund Plans for Fiscal Years 2019–2021.
Check out more research on child care and early education access on the Research Connections website.
Critical Topic: Long-term Impacts of Child Care and Early Education
Understanding long-term impacts of policies help us make informed decisions for the future. These longitudinal studies look at the effects of early education programs over the span of decades.
Opportunities
Forecasted Funding Opportunities for Secondary Analyses of Data on Child Care and Head Start
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to solicit applications in 2022 for two new grant programs.
  • The Secondary Analyses of Child Care Data (HHS-2022-ACF-OPRE-YE-0057) grants aim to help researchers conduct secondary analyses of data to address key questions about Child Care and Development Fund programs and policies.
  • The Secondary Analyses of Head Start and Early Head Start Data (HHS-2022-ACF-OPRE-YR-0058) grants aim to help researchers conduct secondary analyses of data to address key questions about Head Start and Early Head Start programs and policies.
Visit the Secondary Analyses of Child Care Data and the Secondary Analyses of Head Start and Early Head Start Data grant opportunity forecasts on Grants.gov to view the estimated application due date and subscribe to email notifications regarding these opportunities.

Note: These funding opportunities are contingent on available funds and the continued interest of the federal government.
Call for Presentations: ACF’s National Research Conference on Early Childhood 2022 (NRCEC 2022)

The NRCEC 2022 meeting will be held Monday, June 27 – Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.  The NRCEC 2022 Planning Committee invites poster, paper symposium, and poster symposium proposals featuring relevant and rigorous recent empirical research. View the Call for Presentations 

Submission Deadline: November 29, 2021

The online submission site will open in October 2021. Stay tuned to the NRCEC 2022 website! An email notification will be sent once the submission site is open. You can sign up for email updates on the NRCEC 2022 website.
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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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