The following resources link families and service providers to organizations that supply information on types of child care and how to find quality child care. Research and reports also are provided that discuss child care services, policies, and assistance.
Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse
Provides legislation and resources on child care services, the relation to employment stability, and approaches States and communities are using to serve low-income families.
Improving Child Care Subsidy Programs: Findings from the Work Support Strategies Evaluation (PDF - 409 KB)
Isaacs, Hahn, & Rohacek (2018)
Highlights the approaches and lessons learned by five States that participated in Workforce Support Strategies to improve access to and retention of child subsidy programs. The study concludes with implications for the field.
Office of Head Start
Administration for Children and Families
Funds agencies that offer Head Start and Early Head Start programs, which provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a focus on school readiness and parent involvement.
Quality Early Education and Child Care From Birth to Kindergarten
American Academy of Pediatrics, 140(2)
Explains why quality matters in early child care, the barriers to high-quality care, strategies for improvements, and recommendations for community-, State-, and national-level actions.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center
Child Care Services Association
Provides program services, tools, and resources to create a stable child care and early education setting.