Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Can the Child Care and Development Fund Administrators and Programs Learn From the Research On Children's Health and Safety in Child Care that is Useful for Operating/Reforming/Administering the Child Care and Development Fund?

01/01/2014

The purpose of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Child Care and Development Fund Research Synthesis Project was to inform research planning and support evidence-based decision making related to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Child Care and Development Fund programs. This study examined recent research that can inform lead agencies as they consider ways to support state licensing and other systems that influence children's health and safety.

The research underscored the role of health and safety in child care in supporting children's physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development, all of which contribute to their school readiness. Regulations vary widely across states, and more needs to be learned about how regulations, enforcement of regulations, and supports could best improve child outcomes.

Report Title: What Can CCDF Learn From the Research On Children's Health and Safety in Child Care?
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Emily Schmitt, 202-401-5786
Performer: The Urban Institute
Record ID: 9883 (March 13, 2012)

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