Reports: Other Early Childhood

States Can Improve Supports for Infants and Toddlers Who Are In or At Risk Of Entering Foster Care
Zero to Three, Child Trends, February 2020, 91 pp.
Presents results of a survey of state child welfare agencies about the policies and practices already in place for infants and toddlers in care and at risk of entering care, as well as where the child welfare field can leverage opportunities.   more info >

They’re Waiting Longer, but U.S. Women Today More Likely to Have Children Than a Decade Ago
Pew Research Center, January 2018, 12 pp.
Looks at U.S. birth rate trends, with a specific focus on maternal age,   more info >

Child Poverty Higher and More Persistent in Rural America
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, February 2016, 8 pp.
This brief looks at the incidence of high child poverty over the past three decades and at the places where such high child poverty has persisted for all of those decade. It shows that the incidence of high child poverty is growing nationwide and that rural America includes a disproportionate share of children living in poverty.   more info >

Policies that Strengthen Fatherhood and Family Relationships: What Do We Know, and What Do We Need to Know?
MDRC, April 2010, 45 pp.
Widening gaps in fathers’ involvement in parenting and in the quality and stability of parents’ relationships may reinforce disparities in outcomes for the next generation. This paper reviews evidence about the effectiveness of two strategies to strengthen fathers’ involvement and family relationships.   more info >

Adoption USA: A Chartbook Based on the 2007 National Survey of Adoptive Parents
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, November 2009, 91 pp.
Information about the characteristics, adoption experiences, and well-being of adopted children and their families in the United States.   more info >

Web sites

Family and Community Engagement Tools
Provides tools to assess child development, program quality, and family and community engagement from the perspective of both family and community knowledge systems.   more info >

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Research in the areas of welfare reform, child care and early education, workforce development, child welfare, and more.   more info >

Office of Child Care
Child care research and statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   more info >

National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
Information, research, news, and events related to early childhood education.   more info >

ERIC Database (Education Resources Information Center)
Database of education research.   more info >

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North Dakota State University

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