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The 2014 Child Care Licensing Study looked at licensing requirements for child care centers, family child care homes, and group child care homes and licensing agency policies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories for 2014.

The 2011 Child Care Licensing Study looked at licensing requirements for child care centers, family child care homes, and group child care homes and licensing agency policies in all 50 states, and the District of Columbia.

The transition to kindergarten is a big event in the life of a child—and for the child’s parents and caregivers as well. This tipsheet from the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment is designed to support parents and caregivers in thinking ahead about transition planning for their...

The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) has developed a number of resources sharing strategies for addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in out-of-school time (OST). This publication is part of a series compiling NCASE resources on a particular theme for the...

Natural disasters and emergencies can be emotionally devastating and cause property damage that can be costly to repair. Child care programs are not immune to these risks and should plan and prepare for any event (minor as well as catastrophic) that may disrupt the day-to-day operations of their...

This resource provides consistent terminology for translating child care materials from English into Spanish. In some cases, several terms are included in the same entry to accommodate regional differences in usage.

The National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning in partnership with the Office of Head Start is going “full STEAM ahead” with children and families.

This interactive webinar focused on the effect of trauma on children’s learning....

This interactive webinar session focus on child care quality...

This document provides the websites for states’ QRIS standards for 44 states (including the District of Columbia). The three local areas that are implementing a QRIS model are also included. QRIS quality standards assign ratings to programs that take part in QRIS.