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13 indicators of quality child care: Research update
Fiene, Richard, 2002
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

An annotated bibliography of research conducted since 1992 on thirteen key child care quality indicators used in developing child care licensing regulations.

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Caregiver Observation Form and Scale
Fiene, Richard, August, 1984
Washington, DC: Children's Services Monitoring Transfer Consortium.

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Child Care/Early Childhood Development Training Survey
Iutcovich, Joyce, 1997
In Investing in our children's future: The path to quality child care through the Pennsylvania Child Care/Early Childhood Development Training System. Erie, PA: Keystone University Research Corporation

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Child care quality, compliance with regulations, and children's development: The Pennsylvania study in quality in child care: What does research tell us?
Kontos, Susan, 1987
In Quality in child care: What does research tell us? Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children

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Child care quality improvement using proximal learning and mentoring
Carl, Barbara, October, 2004
Unpublished manuscript.

An exploration of the influence of a provider training program on the improvement of child care program quality, based on a sample of 62 caregivers from 10 child care centers in central Pennsylvania; and an investigation of the effect of participation in a proximal learning/mentoring intervention program on early childhood teachers’ improvement of the overall quality of their programs, based on a sample of 19 directors and lead teachers from licensed child care centers

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Child Care Quality Indicators Scale
Fiene, Richard, August 01, 2010
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State University, Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute.

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Child Development Program Evaluation Scale
Fiene, Richard, August, 1984
Washington, DC: Children's Services Monitoring Transfer Consortium.

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Comparison of Head Start and child care facilities in Pennsylvania
DeRousie, Rebecca Sanford, 2004
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State University, Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute.

An examination of data from two previous descriptive studies of quality in Pennsylvania Head Start classrooms and child care centers to study individual factors that might contribute to the higher level of quality found in the Head Start classrooms as compared with the child care centers

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A comparison of international child care and US child care using the NACCRRA child care benchmarks
Fiene, Richard, September, 2011
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State University, Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute.

A comparison against a set of benchmarks of child care regulations in the United States and in other countries

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Cumberland County and Great Carlisle Area United Way: Success by Six: ECERS-R training
Carl, Barbara, 2003
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State University, Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute.

An evaluation of a workshop designed to teach child care center directors and staff how to use the revised version of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale to assess their own centers and knowledge of environmental quality

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Cumberland County and Greater Carlisle Area United Way Success by Six ECERS-R training
Carl, Barbara, June 2003
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State University, Capital Area Health and Human Development Institute.

A description of a quality self-assessment training program for child care teachers and directors, and findings from a survey of pre-training and post-training knowledge and behaviors, based on a sample of 62 early childhood educators in Cumberland County and Greater Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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Differential Monitoring Logic Model and Algorithm (DMLMA): A new Early Childhood Program Quality Indicator Model (ECPQIM) for early care and education regulatory agencies
Fiene, Richard, December, 2012
Middletown, PA: Research Institute for Key Indicators.

A presentation of a model for integrating various early care and education monitoring systems

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The Differential Monitoring Model: Rethinking how to best monitor quality in early care and education
Fiene, Richard, 02 August, 2013
A presentation at the BUILD Conference, Washington, DC

A discussion of a model for integrating early care and education monitoring systems

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Early care and education: The keystone of Pennsylvania's future: Preparing our children for success
Fiene, Richard, 2002
University Park: Pennsylvania State University, Prevention Research Center.

A report on the quality of child care provided statewide in Pennsylvania Head Start programs, preschools, child care centers, group child care homes, family child care homes, and unregulated providers

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The effectiveness of an infant mentoring project
Fiene, Richard, 2001
Unpublished manuscript, Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

An inquiry into the links between child care director-caregiver mentoring and quality of infant care programs, based on a sample of 52 caregivers from 27 centers in south central Pennsylvania, assessed using the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS), the Arnett Caregiver Observation Scale, the Bloom Organizational Climate Scale, and the Knowledge of Infant Development Inventory (KIDI)

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The effectiveness of an infant mentoring project: Preliminary findings
Fiene, Richard, 2000
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State University, Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute.

Preliminary results of an evaluation of an infant mentoring project designed to improve quality of Pennsylvanian infant care programs

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Effectiveness of internet training for child caregivers: Mastering early childhood course content and learner satisfaction: A comparison of regular classroom instruction with three variations on internet delivery via the Penn State World Campus
Johnson, James A., 2000
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State University, Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute.

A study to assessing the effectiveness of the Internet as a training modality for childcare staff

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Evaluation of Keystone STARS quality rating system: Preliminary results
Fiene, Richard, April 27, 2006
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State University, Capital Area Health and Human Development Institute.

A presentation of preliminary findings from an investigation into the relationship of Pennsylvania child care providers' ratings in the Keystone STARS quality rating system to observed quality of child care, based on assessments of 40 center-based and family child care programs

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Evaluation of Pennsylvania's Keystone STARS Quality Rating System in child care settings
University of Pittsburgh. School of Education. Office of Child Development, December 2006
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, Office of Child Development.

An observational study examining the effects of Pennsylvania’s Keystone STARS Quality Rating System on child care quality in participating child care centers, group child care homes, and family child care homes

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Evaluation of Pennsylvania's Keystone STARS Quality Rating System in child care settings [Executive summary]
University of Pittsburgh. School of Education. Office of Child Development, December 2006
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, Office of Child Development.

A summary of an observational study examining the effects of Pennsylvania’s Keystone STARS Quality Rating System on child care quality in participating child care centers, group child care homes, and family child care homes

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Family and group child care homes: Factors underlying quality of care: PA 2002
Bergsten, Martha, 2004
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State University, Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute.

A study comparing key provider structural characteristics and practices described from a telephone survey with the level of quality observed in the child care home using data from two previous studies examining quality in Pennsylvania family and group child care homes

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Family and group child care homes: Factors underlying quality of care: PA 2002 [Executive summary]
Bergsten, Martha, 2004
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State University, Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute.

A summary of a study comparing key provider structural characteristics and practices described from a telephone survey with the level of quality observed in the child care home using data from two previous studies examining quality in Pennsylvania family and group child care homes

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Home-based and family child care: Characteristics and quality issues
Fiene, Richard, 2007
In C. Groark, K. Mehaffie, R. McCall, & M. Greenberg (Eds.), Evidence-based practices and programs for early childhood care and education (pp. 102-113). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

An exploration of the characteristics of home-based child care and family child care settings, and a description of program quality determinants such as curricula, professional development opportunities, and program purpose

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How on-site mentoring improves the quality of infant and toddler child care providers
Fiene, Richard, 2002
Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia.

A summary of the design, implementation, and randomized trial evaluation of a mentoring training program for infant and toddler center-based child care workers

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Improving child care quality through an infant caregiver mentoring project
Fiene, Richard, 2002
Child & Youth Care Forum, 31(2), 79-87

An examination of a child care mentoring project designed to improve the quality of infant and toddler child care programs in south central Pennsylvania, based on a sample of 52 caregivers

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