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All together now: State experiences in using community-based child care to provide pre-kindergarten
Schumacher, Rachel, 2005
Paper presented at the the Brookings Institution-University of North Carolina conference on Creating a national plan for the education of 4-year-olds, Washington, DC.

A discussion of the findings from a survey of 29 states that examines the policies, opportunities, and challenges associated with including community-based child care providers in states' prekindergarten programs

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All together now: State experiences in using community-based child care to provide pre-kindergarten
Schumacher, Rachel, 2005
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A discussion of the findings from a survey of 29 states conducted by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), which examined the policies, opportunities, and challenges associated with including community based child care providers as part of the states' prekindergarten programs

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America After 3PM
Afterschool Alliance, October 2009
Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

A 2009 update of and comparison to a 2004 study of the after school child care arrangements of kindergarten through grade 12 students, based on a survey of nearly 30,000 households

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Boston Quality Inventory 2010: Community early care and education programs
Marshall, Nancy L., October 29, 2010
Boston: Boston EQUIP.

A study of the quality of child care centers and family child care homes in Boston, based on surveys and observations of 68 child care centers and 51 family child care homes

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Boston Quality Inventory 2013: Community early care and education programs
Marshall, Nancy L., 10 March, 2014
Wellesley, MA: Wellesley Centers for Women.

A study of the quality of child care centers and family child care homes in Boston, Massachusetts, based on surveys and observations of 45 center-based programs serving infants and toddlers, 45 center-based programs serving preschoolers, and 45 family child care homes

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Building an infrastructure for quality: An inventory of early childhood education and out-of-school time facilities in Massachusetts
Pardee, Mav, July, 2011
Boston: Children's Investment Fund.

A study of the quality of the physical learning environments of licensed, community- and center-based, nonprofit early childhood education and out-of-school time programs in low-income communities across Massachusetts and in Boston, based on observations conducted using a set of quality standards for facilities in a random sample of 130 programs across Massachusetts and a sample of 97 programs in Boston

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Building partnerships between Early Head Start grantees and family child care providers: Lessons from the Early Head Start for Family Child Care project: Final report
United States. Office of Head Start, 12 December, 2011
Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start.

This report aims to capture the key lessons learned from the Early Head Start for Family Child Care project framework and to provide information to the field about strategies the partnership teams used to implement the framework at the local and state levels. In addition, this evaluation contributes to the growing bodies of research on (1) approaches to supporting quality in family child care and (2) initiatives designed to facilitate greater collaboration among organizations and systems with common goals. The report can be a useful resource for entities interested in forming partnerships between Early Head Start and family child care to create more seamless service delivery systems and, more broadly, any community interested in building partnerships to support collaboration and system development among early childhood providers. (author abstract)

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Characteristics and quality of child care for toddlers and preschoolers [Abridged]
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
In Child care and child development: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (pp. 91-104). New York: Guilford Press

The relationship between structural and caregiver characteristics and observed caregiver behavior in producing positive caregiving, as well as levels of positive caregiving associated with types of child care at 15, 24, and 36 months of age

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Characteristics of infant child care: Factors contributing to positive caregiving
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 1996
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 11(3), 269-306

An analysis of the structural and caregiver characteristics that predict high caregiving quality for infants using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care

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Characteristics of infant child care: Factors contributing to positive caregiving [Abridged]
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
In Child care and child development: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (pp. 50-66). New York: Guilford Press

A study of associations between structural and caregiver characteristics as they relate to infant experiences with their caregivers, based on data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care as well as an observational measure, the Observational Record of the Caregiving Environment (ORCE)

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Child care and common communicable illnesses [Abridged]
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
In Child care and child development: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (pp. 175-183). New York: Guilford Press

A study of the relationship between children’s experience in nonmaternal care and rates of respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, and ear infections during the first 3 years of life

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Child care and common communicable illnesses in children ages 37-54 months [Abridged]
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
In Child care and child development: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (pp. 184-190). New York: Guilford Press

A study of the relationship between children’s experience in nonmaternal care and rates of respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, and ear infections from 3 to 41/2 years old in a sample of approximately 1,100 children

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The child care arrangements of preschool-age children in immigrant families in the United States
Brandon, Peter D., 2004
International Migration, 42(2), 65-87

A comparison of the use of child care arrangements among immigrant families to non-immigrant families

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Child care for children in poverty: Opportunity or inequality?
Phillips, Deborah A., 1991
Child Development, 65(1), 472-492

A study of child care quality in child care centers serving children from low-income families, its relationship to type of center-based programming, and its comparability to child care quality in centers serving upper- and middle-income families, based on data from the nationally representative Profile of Child Care Settings study and the National Child Care Staffing Study, which collected observational data on child care quality in 227 child care centers in five cities

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The Child Care HOME Inventories: Assessing the quality of family child care homes
Bradley, Robert H., 2003
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 18(3), 294-309

An overview of the different versions of the HOME Inventory for use in assessing quality of family child care homes

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Child care in the first year of life [Abridged]
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
In Child care and child development: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (pp. 39-49). New York: Guilford Press

A description of child care during the first 12 months of life, including initiation and amount of infant child care, child care history patterns during the first year, and the types, multiplicity, and stability of care used by parents of infants over the course of the first year, based on data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care

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Child-care selection from birth to age three: The influence of family economy, demographics, and parenting attitudes
Wolf, Anne, 2004
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Two studies using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development examined family variations in timing and type of children's initial child care arrangements and then variations in amount of hours spent in child care per week from birth to age three

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Child-care use among welfare mothers: A dynamic analysis
Wolf, Douglas A., 1991
Journal of Family Issues, 12(4), 519-536

A study of welfare mothers' child care arrangements and usage trends, particularly the durability of child care arrangements in relationship to child care type and cost, and mothers’ subjective ratings of quality and their impact on the probability of changing or ending their current child care arrangements

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Children's use of retreats in family child care homes
Weinberger, Nanci, 2006
Early Education and Development, 17(4), 571-591

An assessment of the use of retreat spaces by, and associated behaviors of, 65 children in 9 family child care homes in southeastern Massachusetts, based on information collected by licensed family child care providers

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A compilation of initiatives to support home-based child care
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 31 March, 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A compilation of profiles of 96 initiatives that target and support home-based child care

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Comprehensive school reform: An implementation study of preschool programs in elementary schools
Desimone, Laura, 2004
Elementary School Journal, 104(5), 369-389

A discussion of the implementation of preschool programs in elementary schools, based on information gathered from focus group interviews with 42 preschool and kindergarten teachers and 53 parents from 10 schools in 5 states

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The cost and quality of full day, year-round early care and education in Massachusetts: Preschool classrooms
Marshall, Nancy L., 2001
Wellesley Centers for Women and Abt Associates Inc.

A report that examines the state of preschool-age, community-based child care in Massachusetts, with findings on quality of care, cost of care, and the relationship between quality and cost.

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Do regulable features of child-care homes affect children's development?
Clarke-Stewart, K. Alison, 2002
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 17(1), 52-86

An analysis of the links between regulable and nonregulable features of family child care homes and infants' and toddlers' cognitive development using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care

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Early child care and children's development prior to school entry [Abridged]
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
In Child care and child development: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (pp. 376-391). New York: Guilford Press

An abridged reprint of a study of the impact of early child care experiences, and the quality and types of child care, on children's functioning prior to school entry, based on data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care

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Early child care and children's development prior to school entry: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2002
American Educational Research Journal, 39(1), 133-164

A longitudinal study of the effects of quantity, quality, and type of early child care on pre-academic skills, language performance, and behavior problems in a sample of over 1,000 children followed from birth to 4 ˝ years of age

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