Early Care and Education Grants

Child Trends, Inc.; Bethesda, MD
$283,000 over two years to investigate children’s access to highly-qualified ECE professionals and identify potential disparities in certain geographic areas, analyze the effects of recent state-level workforce policies and funding decisions on the ECE workforce in two states, and develop a forecasting tool that state leaders can use to estimate the potential cost/time factors required to implement ECE workforce development policies.

Child Trends, Inc.; Bethesda, MD
$250,000 over one year to examine the feasibility of implementing and scaling coaching approaches to strengthen the quality of home-based child care by using evidence-based home visiting curricula as a framework to provide professional development.

Council of Chief State School Officers; Washington, D.C.
$294,000 over one year to help chief state school officers in four states to rethink ECE workforce policies. Specified states will receive a stipend to develop a vision, strategies, and work plans to improve their ECE workforce policies. CCSSO will work independently and collaboratively with the National Governors’ Association on policy initiatives, foster peer to peer learning, convene joint meetings, and will provide technical expertise on policy options.

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.; Arlington, VA
$100,000 over one year to support the PBS NewsHour to develop news stories to grow public discourse and deepen the understanding of citizens and policymakers around effective approaches to strengthen early care and education systems and the workforce.

University of Chicago; Chicago, IL
$202,000 over one year to examine children’s access to a high-quality ECE workforce within low-income and affluent communities. Dimensions of ECE workforce quality studied include education, credentials, beliefs, job satisfaction, classroom organization, and motivation for working in ECE center-based and home-based settings.

Young Scholars Program

New York University; New York, NY
$225,000 over three years to examine pre-kindergarten-third grade teachers and social workers’ perceived responsibilities, stressors, and supports in their work with children from immigrant families in New York City public schools and within a context of heightened enforcement of federal immigration policies.

The Ohio State University Foundation; Columbus, OH
$180,000 over two years to conduct a comprehensive examination of the role of center-level processes, including center director education, leadership, and challenges, in shaping the quality of young children’s classroom experiences and learning during preschool.

The Trustees of Mount Holyoke College; South Hadley, MA
$225,000 over three years to investigate the unique contributions assistant teachers make to quality within pre-kindergarten Head Start program classes that enroll Latino dual language learning children.

The Urban Institute; Washington, D.C.
$265,000 over two years to support the on-going professional learning of the Foundation’s Young Scholars Program. In partnership with Child Trends, opportunities will be organized discourse with policymakers and practitioners, sharpening of implementation research skills, opportunities to author publications, and enhancing general knowledge acquisition regarding issues related to the early care and education workforce.

Equal Measure; Philadelphia, PA
$34,000 over one year to recruit qualified applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, particularly African-American scholars, for the Young Scholars Program (YSP) by providing strategic, intensive outreach and technical assistance.