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How is Welfare Reform Influencing Child Care Supply and Parental Choices?: Monitoring Change in California, Connecticut and Florida
Boots, Shelley Waters;

A project carried out as a three-state consortium consisting of the California Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Network, the University of California, Yale University, and the Florida Children's Forum, along with state- and community-level agencies and organizations. The project addresses five basic questions: (1) How is the availability of licensed child care changing as state governments in California and Florida seek to expand supply?; (2) What is the impact of these changes on the overall quality of licensed child care?; (3) How are welfare families in Connecticut selecting different types of care?; (4) How are these decisions related to children's early learning and development?; and (5) How do the contextual dynamics of child care supply within the community affect family decisions?

Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

1997

Remember the children: Mothers balance work and child care under welfare reform: Growing Up in Poverty Project 2000: Wave 1 findings: California, Connecticut, Florida [Executive summary]
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Caspary, Gretchen; Cohen, Nancy E.; French, Desiree; Gascue, Laura; Hands, Africa; Mensing, James; McCarthy, Jan; Kreicher, Gege; Carroll, Jude; Cool, Kristen; Sprachman, Susan; Hoerz, Greg; Kolovson, Jordan;

A study of the impact of welfare reform on the upbringing and development job based on detailed information of 948 baseline families spread across three states

Executive Summary

2000

How welfare reform affects young children: Experimental findings from Connecticut
Loeb, Susanna; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Carrol, Bidemi;

A study of the effects of mothers’ rising employment levels and program participation on young children’s early learning and cognitive growth, comparing participant outcomes in Connecticut’s Jobs First program and a traditional welfare program

Reports & Papers

2003

Child care quality: Centers and home settings that serve poor families
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Loeb, Susanna; Chang, Yueh-Wen;

A multi-site, longitudinal study examining the quality of child care settings chosen by low-income mothers enrolled in welfare-to-work programs

Reports & Papers

2004

Child care in poor communities: Early learning effects of type, quality, and stability
Loeb, Susanna; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Carrol, Bidemi;

A longitudinal analysis of the effects of child care type, quality, and stability on the social and cognitive development of preschool children of low-income single mothers

Reports & Papers

2004

Child care in poor communities: Early learning effects of type, quality, and stability
Loeb, Susanna; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Carrol, Bidemi; Carroll, Jude; McCarthy, Jan;

A study on the influence of child care type, quality, and stability on the social and cognitive development of the preschool children of low-income single mothers

Reports & Papers

2003

Child care selection under welfare reform: How mothers balance work requirements and parenting
Mensing, James; French, Desiree; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn;

An examination of factors affecting the child care decisions of mothers participating in welfare to work programs

Reports & Papers

2000

Waiting for child care: How do parents adjust to scarce options in Santa Clara county?
Connerty, Casey; Levy, Tamsin;

Reports & Papers

1998

How to pay for child care?: Local innovations help working families
Carroll, Jude;

An exploration of strategies to increase use of child care subsidies by low-income families

Fact Sheets & Briefs

2001

Who selects formal child care?: The role of subsidies as low-income mothers negotiate welfare reform
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; McCarthy, Jan; Caspary, Gretchen

Reports & Papers

1999

Welfare reform and child care options for low-income families
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Caspary, Gretchen; Gauthier, Christiane;

A discussion of child care against the backdrop of welfare reform, such as the role child care plays in promoting low-income children?s development and their life opportunities which in turn supports welfare reform?s ultimate goal of breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty

Other

2002

Child care aid and quality for California families: Focusing on San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Chang, Yueh-Wen; Suzuki, Sawako;

A report on subsidy use and quality of child care selected by single mother welfare recipients in San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties, California

Reports & Papers

2001

Remember the children: Mothers balance work and child care under welfare reform: Growing Up in Poverty Project 2000: Wave 1 findings: California, Connecticut, Florida
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Caspary, Gretchen; Cohen, Nancy E.; Gascue, Laura; Hands, Africa; Mensing, James; McCarthy, Jan; Kreicher, Gege; Carroll, Jude; Cool, Kristen; Sprachman, Susan; Hoerz, Greg; Kolovson, Jordan;

A study of the employment, child care, and child outcomes of low-income single mothers, and their children, entering new welfare programs in California, Connecticut, and Florida in 1998

Reports & Papers

2000

An unfair Head Start: California families face gaps in preschool and child care availability
Fuller, Bruce; Connerty, Casey; Kipnis, Fran; Choong, Yvonne;

Reports & Papers

1997

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (Rev. ed.)
Harms, Thelma; Clifford, Richard M.; Cryer, Debby;

A revised version of the original ECERS, designed to assess the quality of environments in preschool, kindergarten, and child care programs for children ages 2.5 to 5 years

Instruments

1998

New lives for poor families?: Mothers and young children move through welfare reform: The Growing Up in Poverty Project: Wave 2 findings: California, Connecticut, and Florida: Executive summary
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Loeb, Susanna; Carroll, Jude; McCarthy, Jan; Kreicher, Gege; Carrol, Bidemi; Cook, Ginger; Chang, Yueh-Wen; Sprachman, Susan;

A summary of a study of 948 mothers and their preschool-age children who entered new welfare-to-work programs in California, Connecticut, and Florida

Executive Summary

2002

New lives for poor families?: Mothers and young children move through welfare reform: The Growing Up in Poverty Project: Wave 2 findings: California, Connecticut, and Florida: Technical report
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Loeb, Susanna; Carroll, Jude; McCarthy, Jan; Kreicher, Gege; Carrol, Bidemi; Cook, Ginger; Chang, Yueh-Wen; Sprachman, Susan;

A study of the long-term effects of welfare reform on mothers' employment, children's development, and family well-being among a sample of mothers and preschool-age children who entered new welfare programs in California, Connecticut, and Florida

Reports & Papers

2002

Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (3rd ed.)
Dunn, Lloyd M.; Dunn, Leota M.;

The third edition of a listening comprehension measure for spoken words in standard English, as well as a screening test of verbal ability for individuals aged 2 years, 5 months through 90 years or older

Instruments

1997

Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 4-18
Achenbach, Thomas;

A standardized questionnaire, administered to parents or surrogate parents, designed to gather information on competencies and problem behaviors of children aged 2 to 3 or 4 to 18 years

Instruments

1991

Caregiver Interaction Scale
Arnett, Jeffrey;

A scale for measurement of the quality of caregivers' interactions with children

Instruments

1985-1986

Assessing child-care quality with a telephone interview
Holloway, Susan D.; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Fuller, Bruce; Tsou, Lynna; Carroll, Jude;

A test of the viability of telephone surveys as an alternative to direct observation methods to assess quality in child care sites, based on a comparison of assessments of 89 family child-care homes and 92 centers using both methods

Reports & Papers

2001