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Abriendo Puertas: Opening doors to opportunity: A national evaluation of second-generation trainers
Bridges, Margaret; Fuller, Bruce; Cohen, Shana R.; et al., September, 2012
Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Human Development.

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors (AP/OD) is a comprehensive, 10-session parenting skills and advocacy program developed by and for low-income Latino parents with children ages 0 to 5. Drawing from the real-life experiences of Latino parents and local data about their schools and communities, sessions are filled with interactive activities that aim to develop parents' self-understanding as powerful agents of change to improve the lives of their children. This unique curriculum builds on participants' cultural strengths to transform the achievement gap into an opportunity to improve and enrich the lives of their children and families. Since its inception in 2007, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors has reached more than 22,000 families in 31 states and Puerto Rico. The program's unique, three-day Training-of-Trainers Institutes teach community educators, trainers, and leaders how to bring the 10-session AP/OD parenting program to their communities nationwide, and how to train others to do the same. Institute graduates conduct Institutes of their own, framing AP/OD's curriculum within local community realities, strengths and challenges, exponentially increasing the number of trainers across the country. To date, more than 40 training institutes have been conducted. Given AP/OD's recent national expansion, the evaluation outlined in this brief aims to provide evidence of the program's efficacy in addressing the needs of the large and growing Latino community when brought to scale. This brief presents findings from the evaluation of the programs conducted by second-generation trainers (those instructed via Training-of-Trainers Institutes), examining how--if at all--increases in parenting knowledge, skills, and confidence are associated with participation in the program. (author abstract)

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Advancing the language skills of young Latino children: Fresh evidence: What works
Bridges, Margaret; Anguiano, Rebecca; Fuller, Bruce; et al., 2010
Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Human Development, New Journalism on Latino Children.

An overview of research on the relationship of preschool education to the English language development of Latino children

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Assessing child-care quality with a telephone interview
Holloway, Susan D.; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; et al., 2001
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 16(2), 165-189

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

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Can government raise child-care quality?: The influence of family demand, poverty, and policy
Fuller, Bruce; Wei, Li-Ming; Raudenbush, Stephen W.; et al., 1993
Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis, 15(3), 255-278

A national survey of the influence of state standards, subsidies, tax credits and vouchers on preschool quality based on three contexts of family demands: statewide levels of wealth, maternal employment, and poverty rates

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Child care aid and quality for California families: Focusing on San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Suzuki, Sawako; et al., 2001
(Working Paper Series 01-2). Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

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

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Child care and early education: Effective investments in early care and education: What can we learn from research?
Carroll, Jude; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; et al., 2004
Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures

A summary of research findings designed to educate policymakers regarding the effects of high-quality early care and education on children's developmental outcomes

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Child care and early education: The effects of professional development efforts and compensation on quality of early care and education services
Lowenstein, Amy E.; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; et al., March, 2004
(Child Care and Early Education: Research and Policy Series Report No. 2). Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures.

An overview of the relationship between high quality early care and education and teachers' formal education, specialized training and compensation

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Child care and early education: The effects of regulation on the quality of early care and education
Ochshorn, Susan; Lowenstein, Amy E.; Fuller, Bruce; et al., March, 2004
(Child Care and Early Education: Research and Policy Series Report No. 3). Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures

A review of recent research and policy on child care and early education program regulation, including information on current state regulatory strategies and processes in areas such as staff child ratios, staff training, safety, and physical environments

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Child care and early education: Infant and toddler care: Meeting the needs of families with options that work
Rigby, Elizabeth; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; et al., 2004
Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures

A review of research on infant and toddler care in a variety of settings identifying promising state policy strategies and highlighting options for policymakers who aim to improve the affordability, availability, quality and coordination of infant and toddler care in their state

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Child-care and early education: Policy problems and options: Latino Caucus Retreat
Fuller, Bruce; Kuboyama, Emlei, 2000
Berkeley, CA: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A briefing paper articulating basic problems confronting system of childcare and early education for Latino working families in California and policy recommendations to address those problems

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The child-care and preschool workforce: Demographics, earnings, and unequal distribution
Fuller, Bruce; Strath, Annelie, 2001
Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis, 23(1), 37-55

A discussion using the 2000 census data to assess inequalities in the supply and quality of early education organizations and their staff

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Child care indicators 1998, part 1: Preliminary figures
Fuller, Bruce; Kipnis, Fran; Siegel, Patricia; et al., 1998
(Research Series No. 98-2). Berkeley, CA: Policy Analysis for California Education

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Child care indicators 1998, part 2
Fuller, Bruce; Siegel, Patricia, 1998
(Research Series No. 98-2). Berkeley, CA: Policy Analysis for California Education

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Child care in poor communities: Early learning effects of type, quality, and stability
Loeb, Susanna; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; et al., 2004
Child Development, 75(1), 47-65

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

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Child care in poor communities: Early learning effects of type, quality, and stability
Loeb, Susanna; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; et al., 2003
(NBER Working Paper Series No. 9954). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research.

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

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Child care quality: Centers and home settings that serve poor families
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Loeb, Susanna; et al., 2004
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 19(4), 505-527

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

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Child care selection under welfare reform: How mothers balance work requirements and parenting
Mensing, James; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; et al., 2000
Early Education and Development, 11(5), 573-595

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

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College credentials and caring: How teacher training could lift young children
Fuller, Bruce, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 57-63). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An identification of interests that support legislative mandates for bachelor degree requirements for early educators, and a review of studies challenging the correlation between teacher attainment of bachelor degrees and significantly positive child and classroom outcomes

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Community voices: California preschool directors speak on policy options
Fuller, Bruce; Jung, Sunyoung; Sweo, Thea; et al., 2007
(Working Paper 07-1). Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A survey-based exploration of the views held by the directors of 816 preschools funded by community based organizations in California, focusing on the issues of financing community needs, program improvement, state involvement, and market competition with other institutions

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Early child-care selection: Variation by geographic location, maternal characteristics, and family structure
Singer, Judith D.; Fuller, Bruce; Wolf, Anne; et al., 1998
Developmental Psychology, 34(5), 1129-1144

An analysis of the factors influencing the age at which children six and under enter child care using data from the 1990 National Child Care Survey

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Estimating unmet need for child care and preschool: Alternative definitions and analytic tools
Loeb, Susanna; Fuller, Bruce; Hirshberg, Diane; et al., 2002
Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education

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Estimating unmet need for child care subsidies and providers: A possible framework (Working Paper)
Fuller, Bruce, 1999
Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education

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Ethnic differences in child care selection: The influence of family structure, parental practices, and home language
Liang, Xiaoyan; Fuller, Bruce; Singer, Judith D.; et al., 2000
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 15(4), 357-384

A study of parental selection of center-based child care, focusing on the influences of ethnicity, family structure, parental beliefs, and home language

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Evaluating child care and preschools: Advancing the interests of government, teachers, or parents?
Fuller, Bruce; Holloway, Susan D.; Bozzi, Laurie; et al., 1997
In B. Spodek & O.N. Saracho (Eds.), Issues in early childhood educational assessment and evaluation (Vol. 7, pp. 7-27). New York: Teachers College Press.

An analysis of the issues and benefits involved in various forms of evaluation of early childhood programs, including evaluation for policy makers, teachers and providers, and parents

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Evaluation plan 2000-2002: Bay Area Child-Care Retention Incentive programs: Developed in cooperation with Alameda and San Francisco Counties
Fuller, Bruce; Bridges, Margaret; Burr, Elizabeth; et al., 2000
Berkeley, CA: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A description of a plan to evaluate two child care retention incentive (CRI) programs in Alameda and San Francisco counties

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Expanding preschool in New York City: Which communities benefit from gains in supply?
Fuller, Bruce, October, 2014
Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Human Development.

We tracked the location of new child seats in the opening year of Mr. de Blasio's pre-k effort. This brief first details varying levels of growth in the count of seats situated in public schools, looking across the city's boroughs and communities, which differ widely in their economic vitality and organized infrastructure. We then examine the evolving distribution of seats situated in community organizations, asking whether they help to equalize children's access to preschool. The city's departments of education and health have published neighborhood-level data on the location of pre-k seats for 2013 and 2014, the inventories on which our analysis is based (author abstract)

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Explaining local variability in child care quality: State funding and regulation in California
Fuller, Bruce; Cohen, Nancy E.; Suzuki, Sawako; et al., 2003
Early Education and Development, 14(1), 47-66

An examination of the quality of child care centers in low income and working class communities, based on a survey of 170 directors in three California counties

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Families and child care: Divergent viewpoints
Holloway, Susan D.; Fuller, Bruce, 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 98-115

An overview of two perspectives on the respective roles of families and preschools in socialization and the education of young children

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Family selection of child care centers: The influence of household support, ethnicity, and parental practices
Fuller, Bruce; Holloway, Susan D.; Liang, Xiaoyan; et al., 1996
Child Development, 67(6), 3320-3337

A study of the relationship between the selection of center-based child care and household composition, race, and parenting beliefs, based on data collected from a sample of families from across the United States

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Few preschool slots for Latino children: Scarce access in Illinois drives learning gaps, even before starting school
Fuller, Bruce; Kim, Yoonjeon; Bridges, Margaret; et al., 2010
Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Human Development, New Journalism on Latino Children.

A discussion of the availability of preschool programs and the geographic concentration of Latino children in Illinois

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Good parents or good workers?: How policy shapes families' daily lives
Berrick, Jill Duerr; Fuller, Bruce, 2005
New York: Palgrave Macmillan

A textbook discussing welfare reform and family policy in terms of their impacts on child care and low income families

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The great child-care experiment: What are the lessons for school improvement?
Holloway, Susan D.; Fuller, Bruce, 1992
Educational Researcher, 21(7), 12-19

A study on the influence child care has on public school and what each system can learn from the other

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Growing Up in Poverty Project 
Fuller, Bruce,
Berkeley, CA: Policy Analysis for California Education

A longitudinal study of the effects of mothers moving from welfare-to-work on their economic well-being, home environment, child care quality and use, and their young children's early development

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How do mothers choose child care?: Alternative cultural models in poor neighborhoods
Fuller, Bruce; Holloway, Susan D.; Eggers-Pierola, Costanza; et al., 1996
Sociology of Education, 69(2), 83-104

A study of child care arrangements as they specifically relate to 14 low-income mothers, including assessment of the similarities and dissimilarities in commonly voiced cultural models and the utility of three theoretical frameworks to describe the cultural model

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How much is too much?: The influence of preschool centers on children's development nationwide: Summary
Loeb, Susanna; Fuller, Bruce; Bridges, Margaret; et al., 2005
Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, DC.

A summary of a study of the relationship of preschool attendance to kindergarten language, literacy, and math skills and social development, based on the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey, Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K)

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How much is too much?: The influence of preschool centers on children's development nationwide: Technical report
Loeb, Susanna; Fuller, Bruce; Bridges, Margaret; et al., 2005
Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, DC.

An analysis of the effects of different preschool arrangements on children’s cognitive and social proficiencies at the start of kindergarten and how it may vary across different social classes and ethnic groups

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How much is too much?: The influence of preschool centers on children's social and cognitive development
Loeb, Susanna; Fuller, Bruce; Bridges, Margaret; et al., February 2007
Economics of Education Review, 26(1), 52-66

An analysis of effects of center-based care prior to kindergarten on children’s cognitive and social-behavioral capacities upon kindergarten entry, according to intensity and duration of center attendance, and social and ethnic group, using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-K)

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How much is too much?: The influence of preschool centers on children's social and cognitive development
Loeb, Susanna; Fuller, Bruce; Bridges, Margaret; et al., 2005
(NBER Working Paper Series No. 11812). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research.

A study of the effects of age of child care age of entry, child care duration, and child care hours per week on kindergarten prereading and math skills and social development, based on data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K)

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How to expand and improve preschool in California: Ideals, evidence, and policy options
Fuller, Bruce; Livas, Alejandra; Bridges, Margaret; et al., 2005
(Working Paper 05-1). Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A policy report of ways to improve California's preschool programs in terms of administration, public funding, and multicultural curricula

Other

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How to expand and improve preschool in California: Ideals, evidence, and policy options [Executive summary]
Fuller, Bruce; Livas, Alejandra; Bridges, Margaret; et al., 2005
(Working Paper 05-1). Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

An executive summary of a policy report of ways to improve California's preschool programs in terms of administration, public funding, and multicultural curricula

Executive Summary

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How welfare reform affects young children: Experimental findings from Connecticut
Loeb, Susanna; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; et al., 2003
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 22(4), 537-550

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

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Incentives for attracting and retaining K-12 teachers: Lessons for early education
Laurence, Wendy; Hayward, Gerald C.; Fuller, Bruce; et al., 2002
(Policy Brief 02-3). Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A policy brief on strategies and policy options to recruit and retain K-12 teachers in California with a focus on early childhood education

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Latino access to preschool stalls after earlier gains: Certain to harden achievement gaps, erode workforce quality
Fuller, Bruce; Kim, Anthony Y., 2011
Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Human Development, New Journalism on Latino Children.

A discussion of trends in Latino children's enrollment in preschool programs

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Lifting pre-k quality: Caring and effective teachers
Fuller, Bruce; Anguiano, Rebecca; Gasko, John W.; et al., 2010
Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Human Development.

A discussion of preschool quality and two teacher development models that aim to improve preschool program quality

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Los Angeles County child care needs assessment
Cuthbertson, Brenda Ball; Fuller, Bruce; Hirshberg, Diane; et al., 2000
Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

An assessment of the child care market in Los Angeles County, California, based on a survey of over 2,000 directors of child care centers and family child care providers

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Market failure?: Estimating inequality in preschool availability
Fuller, Bruce; Liang, Xiaoyan, 1996
Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis, 18(1), 31-49

A journal article presenting two studies, one using a nationwide sample of counties and the other using all zip codes in Massachusetts to analyze the geographic distribution of the supply of child care centers

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The mixed preschool market: Explaining local variation in family demand and organized supply
Edwards, John H.Y.; Fuller, Bruce; Liang, Xiaoyan; et al., 1996
Economics of Education Review, 15(2), 149-161

A study of the economics of price, supply and demand of hours and available locations of child care

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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; et al., 2002
Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

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

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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; et al., 2002
Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

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

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Parallel play: Preschool and K-12 finance reform in New Jersey and Texas
Fuller, Bruce; Wright, Joseph, July 2007
(Working Paper 07-3). Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A discussion of K-12 finance reforms encompassing new funding for preschools in New Jersey and Texas

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