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1.

The Child Care Assessment Tool for Relatives
Porter, Toni; Rice, Rena; Mabon, Sally; et al., 2005
New York: Bank Street College of Education, Institute for a Child Care Continuum

Instruments

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Child-Caregiver Observation System
Boller, Kimberly; Sprachman, Susan, 1998
Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Instruments

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Design for a study of Los Angeles Universal Preschool's Quality Support Coaching model: Final report
Moiduddin, Emily M.; Winston, Pamela; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; et al., 06 October, 2011
Los Angeles: First 5 LA.

A discussion of the design of a formative study of the Quality Support Coaching model for center-based and family child care providers in the universal prekindergarten program of Los Angeles County

Other

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Design options for the assessment of Head Start quality enhancements: Final report Volume I
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 30 September, 2005
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A study of quality enhancement and assessment designs for Head Start programs

Other

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FACES 2006 study design
West, Jerry; Tarullo, Louisa B.; Aikens, Nikki; et al., March, 2007
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families.

Highlights of the 2006 Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) study design

Fact Sheets & Briefs

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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

Major Research Projects

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Implementation of the Head Start National Reporting System: Spring 2005 update: Executive summary
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 10 January, 2006
Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.

A summary of a study providing updated findings from the Head Start Quality Assurance Study, which examined Head Start staff fidelity to protocol in administering the National Reporting System Child Assessment, based on site visits to Head Start programs

Executive Summary

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Language Interaction Snapshot
Sprachman, Susan; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Caspe, Margaret; et al., 2008
Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research

Instruments

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Language Interaction Snapshot with End of Visit Ratings
Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Sprachman, Susan; Caspe, Margaret; et al., 2010
Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research

Instruments

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Los Angeles Universal Preschool programs, children served, and children's progress in the preschool year: Final report of the First 5 LA Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study: Final report
Love, John M.; Mabutas, Maricar; Xue, Yange; et al., 24 June, 2009
Los Angeles: First 5 LA.

An inquiry into the academic, developmental, and health related outcomes of the children enrolled in the universal prekindergarten program of Los Angeles County, California, based on direct assessments and interviews with parents and teachers

Reports & Papers

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Measuring the quality of program environments in Head Start and other early childhood programs: A review and recommendations for future research
Love, John M.; Meckstroth, Alicia; Sprachman, Susan; et al., 1997
(Working Paper No. 97-36). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.

A report identifying the dimensions of children's early childhood program experience and instruments to measure them

Other

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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

Reports & Papers

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Physical activity and nutrition: Family routines and program practices in LAUP
Aikens, Nikki; Bernstein, Sara; Putnam, Marisa; et al., 18 July, 2013
Los Angeles: First 5 LA.

Since 2007, Mathematica Policy Research has worked with First 5 LA and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) to conduct the Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study (UPCOS). Because of the important role that families and programs play in promoting children's physical well-being, the sixth phase of UPCOS included a descriptive look--during the fall of 2012--at children's body mass index (BMI) and household routines as well as the program practices and policies related to their physical activity and healthy nutrition. To gather information, UPCOS-6 included: (1) direct assessments of children's height and weight, (2) parent questionnaires focused on household routines, (3) observations to document the physical space and materials available in programs for engaging children in physical activity, and (4) surveys and focus groups with teachers to delve into policy and practice with regard to physical activity and nutrition. Findings based on these activities can inform LAUP's ongoing efforts to promote physical activity and healthy nutrition in its programs, and provide information to First 5 LA relevant to a central goal in its strategic plan: that children maintain healthy weight to support better health over their lives. (author abstract)

Reports & Papers

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A pilot study of quality support coaching in LAUP: Findings from the 2010-2011 program year: Final report
Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Winston, Pamela; Xue, Yange; et al., 10 November, 2011
Los Angeles: First 5 LA.

A pilot study of quality support coaching for center-based and family child care providers in the universal prekindergarten program of Los Angeles County that examines coaching implementation, stakeholder perceptions of coaching, and characteristics of coaching across different contexts, based on key informant interviews, coach and provider focus groups, coaching record reviews, and provider case studies

Reports & Papers

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A pilot study of quality support coaching in LAUP: Findings from the 2010-2011 program year: Final report [Executive summary]
Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Winston, Pamela; Xue, Yange; et al., 10 November, 2011
Los Angeles: First 5 LA.

A summary of a pilot study of quality support coaching for center-based and family child care providers in the universal prekindergarten program of Los Angeles County that examines coaching implementation, stakeholder perceptions of coaching, and characteristics of coaching across different contexts, based on key informant interviews, coach and provider focus groups, coaching record reviews, and provider case studies

Executive Summary

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Promoting children's healthy activity in LAUP programs
Sprachman, Susan; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Moiduddin, Emily M.; et al.,
Los Angeles: First 5 LA.

Funded by First 5 LA, Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide access to high quality preschool education for the children of Los Angeles County. Both First 5 LA and LAUP sponsor activities aimed at promoting children's physical health. To inform these efforts, First 5 LA contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to examine how LAUP center-based and family child care (FCC) programs promote physical activity among children. This work was conducted as part of the Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study (UPCOS). Table 1 presents the UPCOS data sources and study sample. This issue brief highlights key findings about rates of obesity and overweight, time spent in physical activity, gender differences in play activities, and teachers' approaches to encouraging activities. Additional study findings on these and related topics are covered in Aikens et al. (2013). (author abstract)

Fact Sheets & Briefs

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Quality Support Coaching in LAUP: Baseline findings from the 2011-2012 program year: Final report
Winston, Pamela; Akers, Lauren; Xue, Yange; et al., 09 April, 2012
Los Angeles: First 5 LA.

Preliminary findings from a study of a coaching professional development model for center-based and family child care teachers in Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) that document and explain the coaching process, based on interviews with 42 teachers, 64 conversations with coaches and teachers, and 43 activity logs from coaches

Reports & Papers

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Quality Support Coaching in LAUP: Baseline findings from the 2011-2012 program year: Final report [Executive summary]
Winston, Pamela; Akers, Lauren; Xue, Yange; et al., 09 April, 2012
Los Angeles: First 5 LA.

A summary of preliminary findings from a study of a coaching professional development model for center-based and family child care teachers in Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) that document and explain the coaching process, based on interviews with 42 teachers, 64 conversations with coaches and teachers, and 43 activity logs from coaches

Executive Summary

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Quality Support Coaching in LAUP: Findings from the 2011-2012 program year: Final report
Winston, Pamela; Akers, Lauren; Xue, Yange; et al., 23 July, 2012
Los Angeles: First 5 LA.

A study of a coaching professional development model for center-based and family child care teachers in Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) that: documents and explains the coaching process; identifies successes, challenges, and lessons learned; and defines the logic model for the coaching, based on 159 conversations with coaches and teachers, 78 activity logs from coaches, fall and spring interviews with 42 teachers, and questionnaires from 16 coaches

Reports & Papers

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Quality Support Coaching in LAUP: Findings from the 2011-2012 program year: Final report [Executive summary]
Winston, Pamela; Akers, Lauren; Xue, Yange; et al., 23 July, 2012
Los Angeles: First 5 LA.

A summary of a study of a coaching professional development model for center-based and family child care teachers in Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) that: documents and explains the coaching process; identifies successes, challenges, and lessons learned; and defines the logic model for the coaching, based on 159 conversations with coaches and teachers, 78 activity logs from coaches, fall and spring interviews with 42 teachers, and questionnaires from 16 coaches

Executive Summary

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Reliability and validity of child outcome measures with culturally and linguistically diverse preschoolers: The First 5 LA Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study spring 2007 pilot study
Vogel, Cheri; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Aikens, Nikki; et al., March 28, 2008
Los Angeles: First 5 LA.

A pilot study identifying culturally and linguistically appropriate child developmental measures to be used in the Los Angeles Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study, a study of children enrolled in Los Angeles Universal Preschool

Reports & Papers

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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; Cohen, Nancy E.; et al., 2000
Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education. (No longer accessible as of September 18, 2013)

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

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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; Cohen, Nancy E.; et al., 2000
Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

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

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