Air Force/NACCRRA Quality Family Child Care (QFCC) project: Final report [Executive summary]
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, January, 2007
Arlington, VA: National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.
A summary of an evaluation of a joint Air Force-National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies initiative to increase the supply of high-quality family child care in civilian communities near Air Force bases by implementing the Air Force model of family child care among local providers
Bringing the community into the process: Issues and promising practices for involving parents and business in local Smart Start partnerships [Executive summary]
Cornish, Mary, 1997
Chapel Hill, NC: Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center.
A report on parent and business involvement in Smart Start, the North Carolina Early Childhood Initiative.
Building for the future: A first year evaluation of the ABCD Initiative [Executive summary]
Irie, Ellen, January, 2007
San Francisco: Low Income Community Investment Fund.
A summary of an evaluation of the Affordable Buildings for Children’s Development (ABCD) Initiative to promote the structural quality of child care and early education facilities in California, with a focus on the financing, capacity building, development assistance, and advocacy program components of the initiative
Building quality improvement systems: Lessons from three emerging efforts in the youth-serving sector: Executive summary
Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia, March, 2007
Washington, DC: Forum for Youth Investment.
A summary of three case studies of quality-improvement efforts in programs providing out-of-school time services
Child Care Quality Improvement Project evaluation: Final report: Executive summary
Worcel, Sonia D., July 2005
Portland, OR: NPC Research.
A summary of a process and outcome evaluation of the Oregon Child Care Quality Improvement Project, which provided grants to 11 counties to improve child care quality, based on provider and stakeholder surveys and interviews, quarterly reports, administrative data, and site visits
The Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment: Compendium of quality rating systems and evaluations [Executive summary]
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, April 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
A summary of a compendium of information on quality rating systems of child care and early education programs, including a proposal of an analytic framework for the assessment and evaluation of quality rating systems and profiles of such systems in 26 states
Creating a 21st century Head Start: Executive summary of the final report of the advisory committee on Head Start quality and expansion
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1994
Young Children, 49(3), 65-67
A summary of a study of the quality of the Head Start program, including recommendations for program expansion and improvements in child, family and staff support
Denver Preschool Program: Report on child outcomes: 2009-10 school year [Executive summary]
Klute, Mary M., November 29, 2009
Denver, CO: Denver Preschool Program.
A summary of an investigation into children's school readiness after participation in the Denver Preschool Program (DPP), based on a sample of 201 children from Denver, Colorado who either received a tuition credit or attended a DPP quality improvement site compared with more than 3,000 children who did not
The Discovery Initiative: 2004-2007: Interim summative evaluation report summary
Stephens, Samuel A., March 24, 2009
Trenton, NJ: Center for Assessment and Policy Development.
A summary of findings from an evaluation of the Discovery Initiative in Connecticut, an initiative to improve the quality and supply of early childhood services, promote coordination in children’s transition to school, and to improve children’s socioemotional outcomes and academic performance
Evaluating the Quality Child-Care Initiative: Child-care worker apprenticeships in the Western states: Final report [Executive summary]
United States. Employment and Training Administration. Office of Apprenticeship, Training, Employer and Labor Services, 30 April, 2003
Oakland, CA: Social Policy Research Associates.
A summary of a process evaluation of the first two rounds of the Quality Child-Care Initiative, federally funded grants for states to address child care quality and labor issues by applying the apprenticeship training method to the child care workforce, in Western states, based on site visits
Evaluation of the Denver Preschool Program: 2009-10 [Executive summary]
Augenblick, Palaich & Associates, October 2010
Denver, CO: Augenblick, Palaich & Associates.
A summary of findings from an evaluation of the third year of the Denver Preschool Program (DPP), an initiative to provide tuition credits to parents with children in early childhood education programs and improve the quality of early childhood programming in Denver, Colorado
An evaluation of the Denver Preschool Program: 2010-11 [Executive summary]
Augenblick, Palaich & Associates, October, 2011
Denver, CO: Denver Preschool Program.
A summary of an evaluation of the Denver Preschool Program, an initiative to provide preschool tuition credits to parents and quality improvement grants to preschools, that examines program outreach efforts, ease of parent and provider interaction with the program, and parents' use of tuition credits, as well as characteristics of participating providers and families, based on administrative data, 180 parent surveys, 65 provider surveys, a focus group with 19 Spanish-language parents, and 13 key informant interviews
Executive summary: Evaluation of the North Carolina More at Four pre-kindergarten program: Year 2 report: July 1, 2002-June 30, 2003
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S., 2005
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute.
A summary of an evaluation of the statewide North Carolina More at Four program, a state-funded initiative to provide high-quality educational experiences to at-risk four-year-olds, that addresses characteristics of local programs, quality of services provided, parent satisfaction, and participant outcomes, based on monthly program reports, classroom observations, parent surveys, and child assessments
Executive summary: Partnerships for Inclusion-Nova Scotia: An evaluation based on the first cohort of child care centres
Lero, Donna S., 2006
Guelph, Ontario, Canada: University of Guelph, Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being.
A summary of an impact evaluation of an initiative combining assessment, on-site consultation, and support to directors and teachers to improve program quality and promote the inclusion of children with special needs in child care centers in Nova Scotia
Executive summary: Quality Improvement Initiative evaluation
Every Child Counts (Program) [First 5 Alameda County], January 2005
San Francisco: LaFrance Associates.
A summary of an evaluation of the usefulness, effectiveness, and effects of the Every Child Counts’ Quality Improvement Initiative on child care centers in Alameda County, California
Findings from the New Mexico Youth Program Quality Assessment Project, 2008-2009 [Executive summary]
Sugar, Samantha A.,
Ypsilanti, MI: David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.
A summary of findings from an exploration of the influence of the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI), an intervention to improve the program and staff quality of out of school time programs, on the quality of 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs and services, based on information from 30 program sites run by twenty-five 21st CCLC grantees in New Mexico
From dream to reality: The growth of early learning in Kansas City
Thorman, Abigail E., 2007
Kansas City, MO: Mid-America Regional Council, Metropolitan Council on Early Learning.
A summary of an account of efforts to improve the quality and accessibility of early childhood programs in Greater Kansas City from 1989 through 2006
Home child care accreditation initiative: Executive summary
Elora Partnership, 2004
Ontario, Canada: Family Day Care Services.
A summary of modeling, description and review for a 2002 child care provider accreditation and training system focusing on standardization and quality enhancement of child care providers in Ontario, Canada
Improving child care quality [Executive summary]
Edie, David, 2003
Madison: University of Wisconsin--Extension.
A summary of a study of improving child care quality policy and initiatives in Wisconsin
Improving child care worker compensation in Washington state: A case study: Executive summary
Heg, Deena, 2002
Washington, DC: Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (Urban Institute).
A summary of a report on advocacy efforts to increase child care worker compensation in Washington state.
Improving the health and safety of children in Oregon's child care: Implementation and outcomes of Oregon Child Care Health Consultation program [Executive summary]
Pacific Research & Evaluation, March, 2008
Portland: Oregon, Office of Children's Health.
A summary of an evaluation of the Child Care Health Consultation (CCHC) program, Oregon's initiative to improve children's health and safety in child care programs, between July 2003 and June 2007
Indicators of early care and education quality in the Rochester area: Highlights of baseline assessment for First Steps [Executive summary]
Chase, Richard A., 2006
St. Paul, MN: Wilder Research Center.
A summary of an evaluation report of First Steps, a program designed to improve the quality of all child care settings in Minnesota for children under five, including the children's own homes, licensed family child care homes, and center based programs
Investing in quality: A survey of state Child Care and Development Fund initiatives [Executive Summary]
Pittard, Melanie, 2006
Washington, DC: Child Trends.
Summary of results of a survey of child care administrators in 35 states, analyzing the quality initiatives they financed with Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) block grants in federal fiscal year 2004
Judith P. Hoyer Early Care and Education Enhancement Program evaluation: Final results brief
MGT of America, Inc., 2004
Tallahassee, FL: MGT of America.
A summary of an implementation evaluation of the Judith P. Hoyer Early Care and Education Enhancement Program, a Maryland initiative to improve the access to and quality of programs for children from birth to age five, as well as improve child outcomes, through early childhood centers (Judy Centers) and accreditation and professional development grants (Enhancement Grants), based on program administrative data, stakeholder surveys, interviews, and focus groups, child assessments, and direct program observation
Lessons from CARES and other early care and education workforce initiatives in California, 1999-2004: A review of evaluations completed by fall 2004 [Executive summary]
Whitebook, Marcy, 2004
University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.
A summary of the evaluation of the Compensation and Recognition Encourage Stability (CARES) program, designed to reward professional development in the early childhood education field to reduce staff turnover