Annual Meeting of the Child Care Policy Research Consortium
October 29-30, 2009
The Child Care Policy Research Consortium is a national alliance of research projects sponsored by the
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. The Consortium's purpose is to increase the national capacity for
sound child care research, identify and respond to critical issues, and link child care research with policy
The Child Care Policy Research Consortium Annual Meeting was held October 29-30 2009, in Washington
D.C. Pre-sessions were held on October 28. Materials from the conference, listed below, include a summary of each session along with Powerpoint
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Plenaries and Breakout Sessions
Annual Meeting Overview
- Challenges and Lessons Learned in Research with Parents about Child Care (Pre-meeting Session)
Opening Session: Dialogue about Research Priorities with ACF Leadership (Opening Plenary)
Coordination Across Professional Development and Training Systems: A Critical Look at the Role of Institutions of Higher Education (Breakout)Data and Measurement Challenges in Doing Subsidy Research (Breakout)Emerging Issues in Home-Based Care (Breakout)
Are Quality Rating and Improvement Systems Living Up to Their Promises? (Breakout)High-Stakes Testing and Assessment: Quality and Children's Outcomes (Plenary)Appropriate Linking of Data for Purposes of Examining Child Outcomes (Breakout)Subsidy Policies: What We Know about Effects on Continuity of Care, Parent Decisionmaking and Child Well-being - How Sure Are We? (Breakout)Strengthening Concepts and Measures of Engagement with Families (Breakout)Unionization in Child Care (Breakout)Understanding Parental Decisions about Children's Care: Theoretical, Methodological, and Practical Insights (Plenary)Early Childhood Workforce-Assessing and Measuring Readiness for Change (Plenary)Quality and Children's Development in the Earliest Years (Breakout)How Parents Use Child Care Information: The Known and Unknown (Breakout)Measuring Implementation in Research and Practice (Breakout)Assessing School Readiness in Special Populations (Breakout)Outside Forces Affecting Child Care Markets (Plenary)Big Issues and Small Insights: A Discussion with ACF Leadership (Closing Plenary)
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