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The John T. Gorman Foundation strives to be data-driven and results based and seeks to promote information and ideas that advance greater understanding of issues related to our mission and priorities. In our effort to promote these values, we offer these research and best practice resources collected from reputable sources across the country. The library also includes briefs and reports the Foundation has commissioned or supported, a listing of which can be found here.


A Kids Count Policy Report: Kids, Families and COVID-19

December 14, 2020 – FamiliesChildcare, COVID-19, Education

AECF reports on child well-being prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, How adults with children in the household are faring during COVID-19, Federal and state responses to support families and children during the pandemic, and Strategies for meeting the needs of children and families now and following the pandemic. #childcare #covid-19 #education

Professional Characteristics of the Early Care and Education Workforce: Descriptions by Race, Ethnicity, Languages Spoken, and Nativity Status

December 1, 2020 – General – Childcare, Workforce

Racial and ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity in early care and education (ECE) settings are emerging as critically important aspects of provider quality. Young children from a variety of racial and ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds benefit from culturally diverse experiences in the classroom, as well as experiences that support their households’ cultural background. This report presents a national portrait of center-based and home-based ECE teachers and caregivers from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). It describes the professional characteristics and motivations of teachers and caregivers working in center-based and home-based settings by race and Hispanic ethnicity, languages spoken, and nativity status. #childcare #workforce