Kate Giapponi Schneider

Scientist

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Contact

Email: giapponi@brandeis.edu
Office: Heller-Brown Building 351
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Expertise

Dr. Giapponi Schneider’s research focuses on the fields of early education and care, public assistance and child welfare. Her current projects focus on child care subsidy policy, including research on the availability, quality and stability of subsidized child care for low income families as well as variation in state and local child care subsidy policy implementation. Dr. Giapponi Schneider specializes in mixed methods research, policy/program implementation evaluation, survey research and analysis, qualitative methods and policy analysis.

Degrees

  • Brandeis University
    Ph.D.
  • Brandeis University
    M.P.P.
  • Clark University
    M.B.A.
  • College of the Holy Cross
    B.A.

Kate Giapponi Schneider

Scientist

Profile

Kate Giapponi Schneider, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy (ICYFP) at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Dr. Giapponi Schneider is interested in the fields of early education and care, public assistance and child welfare and is committed to advancing the utility of research for program and policy application. In particular, Dr. Giapponi Schneider has over 15 years of experience working with state and federal agencies to conduct research related to child care subsidy policy. For example, she is currently conducting research under two U.S. Office of Program, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) grants, the Child Care Research Partnership Grant and the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Implementation Research and Evaluation Grant (for which, she serves as a Co-Principal Investigator). Under these grants, Dr. Giapponi Schneider has partnered with the Massachusetts’ Department of Early Education and Care (ECC) to 1) conduct research on the availability, quality and stability of subsidized child care in the state and the relationship between quality, stability and child development outcomes and 2) evaluate a change in the state’s subsidy authorization policy in accordance with the CCDBG Act of 2014.

Dr. Giapponi Schneider is a former Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) State Policy Post-Doctoral Fellow placed at EEC, where her work focused on conducting actionable child care subsidy research. As a doctoral student, Dr. Giapponi Schneider was awarded OPRE’s highly competitive Early Care and Education Research Scholars Grant, for her dissertation research investigating predictors of provider participation in the Massachusetts child care subsidy system. Prior to joining the ICYFP team, Dr. Giapponi Schneider worked at Public Consulting Group, consulting for various state and local human services agencies. In this capacity, she conducted projects involving survey research, program evaluation, needs assessment, revenue maximization, and business process review. Dr. Giapponi Schneider holds a PhD and MA in Social Policy from Brandeis University, an MBA from Clark University and a BA in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.

Awards and Honors

  • Society for Research in Child Development Post-Doctoral State Policy Fellow (2017 - 2018)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation Child Care Research Scholar (2014 - 2016)
  • Sol Chick and Rosalind B. Chaikin Endowed Fellow (2011 - 2013)

Scholarship

  • Ha, Y., Borowsky, J., Joshi, P. & Giapponi Schneider, K.. "Impacts of CCDBG Reauthorization on the Supply of Child Care: Evidence from Massachusetts." Society for Research in Child Development, Virtual Conference. 2021.
  • Ha, Y., Joshi, P., Giapponi Schneider, K. & Hardy, E.. "Can administrative changes improve child care subsidy stability?." Social Service Review 94. 2 (2020): 285-338.
  • Joshi, P., Giapponi Schneider, K. & Ha, Y.. "Improving Stability and Reducing Churn of Subsidized Child Care Among TANF Families." Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency, Virtual Conference. 2020.
  • Joshi, P., Giapponi Schneider, K., Ha, Y. & Wei, W.. "Improving the Stability of Subsidized Child Care among TANF Families: A Mixed Method Study." Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 2020.
  • Ha, Y., Joshi, P., & Giapponi Schneider, K.. "The impact of CCDBG Reauthorization on the supply and quality of child care and the child care system." Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Denver, CO. 2019.
  • Joshi, P., Giapponi Schneider, K. & Ha, Y.. "Improving researcher's capacity to use administrative data in early care and education research." Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD. 2019.
  • Giapponi Schneider, K.. "Promoting Stability for Families and Providers: Evaluating the New 12-Month Minimum Authorization Requirement under the CCDBG Act of 2014." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium, Arlington, VA. 2018.
  • Ha, Y., Joshi, P. & Giapponi Schneider, K.. "Patterns of Subsidized Children Enrollment Instability Among Child Care Providers." Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, DC. 2018.
  • Joshi, P. & Giapponi Schneider, K.. "Provider Experiences with the Subsidy System: What We Know and Need to Know to Improve Quality and Supply of Subsidized Care." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium, Arlington, VA. 2018.
  • Joshi, P., Giapponi Schneider, K. & Ha, Y.. "Child Care Subsidy Eligibility Reassessment and its Impact on the Stability of Child Care Subsidy Receipt and Care Arrangements." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium, Arlington, VA. 2018.
  • Giapponi Schneider, K., Erickson Warfield, M., Joshi, P., Ha, Y. & Hodgkin, D.. "Insights into the black box of child care supply: Predictors of provider participation in the Massachusetts child care subsidy system." Children and Youth Services Review 79. (2017): 148-159.
  • Giapponi Schneider, K., Joshi, P. & Ha, Y.. "Examining Policy Implementation to Understand Impacts: Massachusetts’ Child Care Voucher Reassessment Changes." National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Pittsburgh, PA. 2017.
  • Ha, Y., Joshi, P. & Giapponi Schneider, K.. "Child Care Subsidy Eligibility Reassessment and its Impact on the Stability of Child Care Subsidy Receipt and Care Arrangements." Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX. 2017.
  • Joshi, P., Giapponi Schneider, K. & Ha, Y.. "Assessing Program Quality and Turnover: Using a Collaborative Research Partnership to Look at CCDBG Reauthorization from the Provider Perspective." Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Washington, DC. 2017.
  • Serrano, D., Joshi, P. & Giapponi Schneider, K.. "Digging into Policy Implementation to Improve Child Care Subsidy Stability: Complexities of Administrative and Family-Level Factors." Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX. 2017.
  • Giapponi, K.. "Making Policy Implementation More Effective: Implications of State Child Care Subsidy Policy Practices." Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Washington, DC. 2016.
  • Hardy, E., Joshi, P., Giapponi, K. & Ha, Y.. "Mapping Local Child Care Subsidy Delivery Systems in Massachusetts." Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Washington, DC. 2016.
  • Joshi, P., Hardy, E., Giapponi, K., Serrano, D., Ha, Y & Louis, J.. "Advancing University-State Research Partnerships to Generate Evidence-Based Child Care Subsidy Policy and Family-Friendly Practices." Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Washington, DC. 2016.
  • Giapponi, K., Joshi, P., & Ha, Y.. "Distributing Child Care Subsidies through Contracts: Child, Family and Provider Perspectives." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Child Care Policy Research Consortium, Washington, DC. 2015.
  • Giapponi, K.. "Insights into the Black Box of Child Care Supply: An Examination of Provider Participation in the Child Care Subsidy System." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation’s Early Care and Education Research Scholars Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 2015.
  • Giapponi, K.. "Who Accepts Child Care Subsidies: An Analysis of Provider Participation in the Massachusetts Child Care Subsidy System." National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Atlanta, GA. 2015.
  • Hardy, E., Joshi, P., Giapponi, K. & Ha, Y.. "Variation in CCDF Family Friendly Administrative Practices: What Varies and Why and How it Matters for Families and Children." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Child Care Policy Research Consortium, Washington, DC. 2015.
  • Giapponi, K., Joshi, P., Hardy, E., Ha, Y., Crisan, I. & Louis, J.. "The Impact of the Eligibility Reassessment Process on the Stability of Child Care Subsidy Receipt and Child Care Arrangement." Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Albuquerque, NM. 2014.
  • Giapponi, K.. "Insights into Child Care Providers Decisions to Accept Subsidies: A Preliminary Analysis of Provider Recruitment Strategies & Participation Rates in Massachusetts." National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Providence, RI. 2014.
  • Giapponi, K.. "Insights into the Black Box of Child Care Supply: Predictors of Provider Participation in the Child Care Subsidy System." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation’s Early Care and Education Research Scholars Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 2014.
  • Giapponi, K.. "Understanding Child Care Instability Using a Mixed-Methods Approach." Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Albuquerque, NM. 2014.
  • Joshi, P., Giapponi, K., Ha, Y & Hardy, E.. "CCDF System Changes and Stability: An Evaluation of Subsidy Program Administrative Changes in Massachusetts." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Child Care Policy Research Consortium, Washington, DC. 2014.
  • Giapponi, K.. "Impact of Parental Input on State Child Care Program and Policy Decision-Making." National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Los Angeles, CA. 2010.
  • Giapponi, K.. "Predicting Success After TANF: Assessing the Effectiveness of Employment Services Categories." National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Los Angeles, CA. 2010.
  • Giapponi, K.. "The Data Analysis Continuum: Using Data to Inform State Contracting and Budgeting Processes." National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Albany, NY. 2009.