Across the U.S., hundreds of communities are taking important steps to ensure sufficient, affordable, quality child care for all families. At the same time, researchers and advocates work to analyze existing programs and develop new solutions to our nation's most pressing child care issues. These materials describe other communities' work and provide links to further research.
Reports, Articles and Briefs
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Special Journal Issues
- Warner, M. E. (Ed.) (2009). Special Section on the Regional Economics of Child Care. Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 39(1).
- Warner, M. E. (Ed.) (2007). Child Care and Economic Development [Special Issue]. International Journal of Economic Development, 9(3-4).
- Warner, M. E. (Ed.) (2006). The Economic Importance of Child Care for Community Development [Special Issue]. Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, 37(2).
- Child Care: Critical to Economic Recovery.Plenary Presentation at the State Child Care Administrators' Meeting, July 29, 2009.
- Energizing your Human Capital for Organizational Resiliency: The Business Case for Work/Life Initiatives. Presentation from the Smart Start Conference, May 8-9, 2007
- A series of presentations presented to the Child Care Coalition of Manitoba in April 2007 (overview, intellectual challenges, political challenges, and technical challenges)
- Early Care and Education: A Regional Economic Framework, presented to the Strongest Links Conference in January 2006
- A Regional Economic Analysis of the Child Care Sector in NYS, Presented to the NYS Child Care Coordinating Council, Annual Meeting, Albany, NY, Jan. 14, 2004.
- Understanding the Impact of Child Care on Local Economies, PowerPoint presentation from the Child Care Bureau Research Symposium, April 15, 2004
- Linking Child Care and Economic Development: Four Challenges. PowerPoint presentation from the State Child Care Administrators' Meeting, August 2003
- The Economic Impact of the Early Care and Education Sector. Presentation from the National Association of Counties (NACO) Meeting, July 2003
- Child Care as Economic Development: Theoretical and Empirical Challenges.Presentation from the Child Care Bureau Research Meeting, April 2003
- INTERACTIVE The database of Child Care Economic Impact studies contains information about completed and in-progress studies across the United States and Canada.
- Innovative Approaches. A fact sheet on what's going on in child care finance in other areas.
- Financing Child Care. A summary of a report by Ann Mitchell, Louise Stoney, and Harriett Dichter on public and private child care financing strategies throughout the U.S.
- Looking Into New Mirrors. A summary of a Louise Stoney paper describing financing and provider network strategies from other policy fields, including health care, higher education, transportation, and housing.
- Annotated Bibliography. Research on child care policy.
- Web sites. Links to sources of child care data and useful websites.