EDC Leads OPRE Grant to Study Early Childhood Collaboration

Meghan Broadstone

With a grant from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children & Families, EDC is studying the role of state and community-level collaboration in enhancing child care quality, access, satisfaction, and comprehensive services. PI Gary Resnick, co-PI Meghan Broadstone (shown at left), and Diane Schilder are performing a secondary analysis of existing datasets and analyzing new survey data collected from state child care administrators in all 50 states, territories, and tribes. The team is also collecting new survey data from center-based and family child care providers, teachers, and parents in Maryland and Vermont. Preliminary findings are available in two briefs: "State Policies and Practices Supporting Child Care for Infants and Toddlers" and "A National Snapshot of State-Level Collaboration for Early Care and Education." The study builds upon EDC’s decade of research on partnerships among child care, Head Start, and preK that seek to better prepare young children for school and support their health and well-being.

Last Updated: October 2013