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Place and race matter: Head Start and CCDBG access by race, ethnicity, and location
Schmit, Stephanie, 14 December, 2016
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy

This webinar provides overviews of reports regarding disparities in access to Head Start and Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funded programs among young children based on their location and race/ethnicity. Presenters also share data on neighborhood-level access to Head Start for eligible children, as well as policy implications.

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Why understanding the costs of preschool quality is important: A webinar for Preschool Development Grantee states
Connors-Tadros, Lori, 19 July, 2016
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

This webinar provides a demonstration of the Cost of Preschool Quality (CPQ) tool, an Excel-based model that can be used to calculate data to estimate the cost of providing and expanding high-quality preschool. A representative from Indiana shares how her team has utilized this model to determine costs of expanding access to high-quality preschool in both rural and urban areas of the state.

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Setting up families for success: Advancing an advocacy framework for low-wage working parents & their children
Hooper, Amanda, 19 July, 2016
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center

This webinar examines the relationship between work schedule instability and child care access for low-wage working parents. Presenters discuss federal (Schedules That Work Act), local, and private sector models, as well as policy recommendations intended to support family economic security.

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Disparate access: Head Start and CCDBG data by race and ethnicity
Walker, Christina, 10 March, 2016
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy

This webinar examines Early Head Start/Head Start Preschool state-level data, focusing on race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, and program access for eligible young children under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). In response to states' reported data, panelists from California and Mississippi discuss challenges they face and barriers to program access, along with plans to address these issues moving forward.

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Navigating the financial challenges of early childhood education
Alvarez, Kristine, 08 December, 2015
Philadelphia: Nonprofit Finance Fund.

This webinar examines the capitalization of the early childhood education system by looking at financial and business model challenges. It responds to findings from the Philadelphia Project, supported by the William Penn Foundation (2014-2015), which assessed the financial and systemic challenges of operating high-quality early care and education in the Philadelphia Region.

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2015 California child care portfolio: 10th biennial edition
Kamo, Rowena, 19 November, 2015
San Francisco: California Child Care Resource and Referral Network

This webinar provides major findings and key comparisons of child care needs throughout the state of California over the last decade. Licensed supply is examined by region in both child care centers and family child care providers. Counties with the highest cost of care are highlighted, along with child care and family budgets.

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Digging into the NSECE: Exploiting the potential of the household and provider data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE): Prices and cost in the NSECE
Datta, A. Rupa, July, 2015
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This video presentation discusses price and cost definitions as related to those used in the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE).

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NSECE webinar 2: Key definitions and sample characteristics
Bleckman, Johanna, 18 May, 2015
(NSECE Webinar Series, Part 2). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

The second webinar uses publicly available documents to explain key definitions and sample characteristics for each of the four main NSECE data files (Household, Home-based ECE Provider, Center-based ECE Provider, classroom-assigned Center-based ECE Workforce). This webinar helps researchers beginning to work with the NSECE data understand some key characteristics of the data before they conduct analyses. (author abstract)

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NSECE webinar 1: Study design, sampling, and public release of the National Survey of Early Care and Education
Bleckman, Johanna, 08 May, 2015
(NSECE Webinar Series, Part 1). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar on the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) presents an overview of the study design, a guide to the study's data files, a guide to data file documentation, and a description of the key features of each of the four main NSECE surveys, namely the household, home-based providers, center-based providers, and classroom-assigned center-based workforce surveys.

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Cultivating soft skills for workforce development: Early childhood initiatives
Race, Al, 05 March, 2015
St. Louis, MO: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

This webinar discusses social and emotional skills, particularly executive function skills, and the benefits of and opportunities for skill building in early childhood. Presenters address the economic benefits of investing in the development of these skills, along with relevant initiatives and evidence-based program implementation in the state of Colorado.

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Early care and education cost modeling
Poppick, Libbie, 10 October, 2014
Boston: Opportunities Exchange

This webinar explains the use and benefit of cost modeling for centers of early care and education. It presents a generic cost model, focusing on revenues, expenses, and the factors that vary by quality level, affecting profit and loss. Examples of state cost models are exhibited, with particular focus on a Louisiana model. It also demonstrates the use of resultant calculations from cost modeling in the informing of policy decisions.

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Selection of geographic unit for market price study and maximum rate setting
Davis, Elizabeth E., 18 September, 2008
(4th in series of Child Care Market Rate Survey webinars). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar describes the choices available to states in the selection of geographic units when studying child care market rates. It shares author research on price clusters. It describes current practices of states. Lastly, it discusses technical issues related to the choice of geographic units. Examples are given from a study of market rates in Minnesota.

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Choice of data sources and data collection methods
Weber, Roberta B. (Bobbie), 16 September, 2008
(3rd in series of Child Care Market Rate Survey webinars). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections.

This webinar is a discussion of methodology used in the Guidance for Validating Child Care Market Rate Surveys project. It includes an assessment of the methods used to study the effects of data sources and data collection methods on resulting measurements of child care prices.

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Market rate survey policies and practices of states
Weber, Roberta B. (Bobbie), September, 2008
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar presents findings from the Guidance for Validating Child Care Market Rate Surveys project, including a description of market rate survey practices of states, territories, and tribes, an examination of validity of market rate survey methods, and a study of the effects of subsidies on child care market prices.

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Guidance for producing accurate price findings
Weber, Roberta B. (Bobbie), September, 2008
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar presents a series of insights discovered in the process of conducting the research of the Guidance for Validating Child Care Market Rate Surveys project. Overviews are provided to discoveries made about ways to approach the topics of cost of conducting surveys, data sources, samples, data collection, pricing practices, price conversions, and price variation within geographic units, all within a study of child care market rates.

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Analysis methods including price conversions and the exclusion of facilities not in the priced child care market
Weber, Roberta B. (Bobbie), September, 2008
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar describes the complications presented by price conversions (for example, hourly prices to monthly prices) in child care market rate surveys. It also addresses the issue of accounting for child care sites not in the priced child care market and which are excluded from consideration in market rate surveys.

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