2005-2009 strategic plan: First 5 Alameda County every child counts
Every Child Counts (Program) [First 5 Alameda County], June 2006
San Leandro, CA: Every Child Counts.
An outline of the principles and strategies used by Every Child Counts, an organization issuing program grants in Alameda County, California, to provide support services for young children in home, child care, and community settings
2005 workforce study: Ohio early childhood centers: A profession divided
Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, March 2006
Columbus, OH: Build Ohio.
An overview of findings from an exploration of the characteristics and demographics of early childhood educators and program directors in various early education programs and settings in Ohio in 2005
Academic achievement programs and youth development: A synthesis
Redd, Zakia, 2002
Washington, DC: Child Trends.
A study evaluating the impact of after-school, community-based academic oriented youth programs as it relates to improving child development and educational outcomes
''Adding two school age children'': (A family child care professional's response)
Eaton, Deborah, 1997
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 12(3), 343-345
A critique of a study of observed changes to provider quality and caregiver sensitivity after the addition of school-age children in 28 family child care programs
After Katrina: Rebuilding Mississippi's early childhood infrastructure: The first six months
Mississippi State University. Early Childhood Institute, 2006
(Mississippi State University Early Childhood Report No. 1). Mississippi State: Mississippi State University, Early Childhood Institute.
An account of the Early Childhood Institute's work in reopening Mississippi child care facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina, and expanding training and technical assistance to family child care providers
After-school care: Child outcomes and recommendations for research and policy
Sarampote, Nicole C., 2004
Child & Youth Care Forum, 33(5), 328-348
A review of research on the outcomes of afterschool child care arrangements including self care, relative care, and afterschool programs.
Air Force Manual 34-251: Air Force school-age programs
United States. Department of the Air Force, 1998
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Air Force.
A guide for the implementation of educational programs sponsored by the Air Force
The Americans with Disabilities Act and child care programs
Pardeck, John, 1997
Early Child Development and Care, 138(1), 29-39
A discussion of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the actions that can and cannot be taken by child care facilities when dealing with children with disabilities, such as discrimination against children with disabilities, admittance of children with disabilities to a child care facility, and what constitutes reasonable accommodation
Applying the military model to improve child care in every state, for every child care
Campbell, Nancy D., 2001
Policy & Practice of Public Human Services, 59(3), 8-10
A review of the steps taken by the military to improve its child care system after the enactment of the Military Child Care Act of 1989.
The Arizona Kith and Kin Project
Ocampo-Schlesinger, Sarah, 2005
In R. Rice (Ed.), Perspectives on family, friend and neighbor child care: Research programs and policy (Occasional Paper Series No. 15, pp. 22-25). New York: Bank Street College of Education.
A discussion of Arizona’s Kith and Kin Project, a non-profit aimed at providing services and training for low-income, family, friend, and neighbor childcare providers
Assessing quality in childminding
Owen, Sue, 2000
Children & Society, 14(2), 147-153
A discussion of child care quality assessments for child care centers in Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Assessing the quality of child care using longitudinal, administrative data: What can it tell us and how can it be used?: Part II: Figures and appendix
Witte, Ann D., 2005
Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College, Department of Economics.
A figure-based appendix to a report that evaluated child care quality through various program characteristics, including subsidies, religion, and education level
Assessing the quality of family, friend, and neighbor care: The state of research
Powell, Douglas R., January 2008
Zero to Three, 28(3), 33-38
An overview of several city-wide and multi-city studies of quality in informal family, friend, and neighbor care (FFN) settings, including a discussion of the instruments used to measure FFN quality and an overview of FFN quality studies conducted in low income neighborhoods
Australian home education and Vygotskian learning theory
Jackson, Glenda, 2008
Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 15(1), 39-48
A discussion of research and theories influencing early childhood home education in Australia
Be all that we can be: Lessons from the military for improving our nation's child care system
Campbell, Nancy D., 2000
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.
An examination of ways in which the military made significant improvements in its child care system, including the military?s approach to improving quality, keeping care affordable for parents, and expanding availability, with lessons on how similar improvements might be made in civilian child care
Beyond classroom-based measures for preschoolers: Addressing the gaps in measures for home-based care and care for infants and toddlers
Sandstrom, Heather, 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 317-343). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes
A discussion of appropriateness of indicators in the assessment of quality in family child care settings, based on recommendations from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
Beyond the school yard: Pre-k collaborations with community-based partners
Wat, Albert, July, 2009
Washington, DC: Pre-K Now.
A discussion of the benefits of and promising practices in collaborations between public prekindergarten programs and community-based child care and early education providers, with policy recommendations to promote collaborations
Building and evaluating out-of-school time connections
Harvard Family Research Project, 2006
The Evaluation Exchange, 12(1-2)
A newsletter on out-of-school time program linkages with other educational and extracurricular programs and institutions
Building leadership capacity of family home childcare providers
Lanigan, Jane, 2006
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 98(1), 70-74
A summary of the conceptual model, program, strategies, and findings from the evaluation of the Family Home Child Care Capacity Building Project (FHCCBP), designed to develop leadership among child care providers in Washington State
Building success: Sustaining results: 2003-2004 annual report
Boston's After-School for All Partnership, 2004
Boston: Boston's After School For All Partnership.
An overview of the After-School for All Partnership in Boston, Massachusetts, with a focus on funded initiatives and strategies to expand supported programs
The business case for work-family programs
Johnson, Arlene, 1995
Journal of Accountancy, 180(2), 53-unspecified
Highlights of the cost benefits of employer-supported child care services
California program focuses on school readiness
Stanley, M. Sue, 2004
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 96(4), 69
A description of the Readiness and Early Activities for Children from the Heart (REACH), a program designed to encourage the development and retention of center-based child care professionals in Long Beach, California.
Care and education in the Danish creche
Brostrom, Stig, 2010
International Journal of Early Childhood, 42(2), 87-100
A description of the early childhood creche system for children ages one- through three-years-old in Denmark, including information on the educational curriculum and available research on practices used within creches
Career development and universal prekindergarten: What now? What next?
Vecchiotti, Sara, July, 2001
New York: Foundation for Child Development.
A study of the career development of the child care workforce
Caring for other people's children: A complete guide to family day care
Alston, Frances K., 1984
New York: Teachers College Press