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Research

Child Care Aware applies research to develop evidence-based practices for early care and education settings.  We engage in research and evaluation projects to provide data to guide policy and practice.

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COVID-19 Risk among Child Care Providers


Read Yale University’s study on the spread of COVID-19 among child care workers and explore supplemental resources from Child Care Aware® of America.

Read the Study

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Economic impact of Child Care
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Learn the Signs, Act Early

Center’s for Disease Control’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” improves early identification of children with developmental delays and disabilities by promoting parent-engaged developmental monitoring and facilitating early action on concerns.

Kentucky Market Rate Study

Wages for directors, teachers, and family child care homes are on average 19.3% below the national median annual compensation, with a range from 5.01% below for family child care homes to 33.61% below for directors (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018). Teachers reported an annual salary of $22,620 which is 8.09% below the national median annual wage.

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Behavior Issues

Connect with the External Transition 100 Series Modules and Resources

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Special Needs

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