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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

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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

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After-school pursuits: An examination of outcomes in the San Francisco Beacon Initiative
Walker, Karen E., 2004
Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures.

A study of the San Francisco Beacon Initiative, a citywide after-school program, including their approach to fostering high-quality activities and participation amongst young people, whether their high-quality after-school program is producing positive developmental experiences for participating young people, and consequently, is it producing improved wellbeing and academic performance for participants

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After-school pursuits: An examination of outcomes in the San Francisco Beacon Initiative: Executive summary
Walker, Karen E., 2004
Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures.

A summary of a program evaluation of the San Francisco Beacon Initiative (SFBI), a community-based after school program

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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
(Child Care and Early Education Series Brief No. 5). Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A review of findings from a Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) state survey regarding implementation of the mixed delivery model, in which prekindergarten is provided by community-based settings and schools

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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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An analysis of the perceptions and characteristics of childcare personnel regarding inclusion of young children with special needs in community-based programs
Dinnebeil, Laurie A., 1998
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 18(2), 118-128

An analysis of the perceptions and characteristics of early child care workers with the willingness to care for special needs children in community-based programs in northwestern Ohio

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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

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Changing course in New Jersey early childhood education: Decline in teacher qualifications since 1980 drives home need for industrywide reform that builds on Abbott preschool programs
Herzenberg, Stephen, 2005
(EPI Issue Brief No. 216-D). Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute.

An examination of the impact of low staff qualifications in community-based New Jersey early childhood education had sunk prior to the requirement that by September 2004 preschool teachers in Abbott programs have a bachelorís degree plus qualifications for teaching preschool through third grade, and the need to extend improvements in qualifications beyond Abbott districts

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Changing the face of child care & early learning in Allegan County
Allegan County (Mich.). Intermediate School District Early Education Services, 2002
Battle Creek, MI: W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

A discussion of the influence of the Community Coordinated Child Care Council (4C) on the child care program quality in Allegan County, Michigan

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Changing the face of child care & early learning in Detroit
Community Coordinated Child Care of Detroit/Wayne County, 2002
Battle Creek, MI: W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

A discussion of the influence of the Coordinated Child Care Council of Detroit/Wayne County on child care program quality in the east-side of Detroit, Michigan

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Changing the face of child care & early learning in Downriver Detroit
The Guidance Center, 2002
Battle Creek, MI: W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

A discussion of the influence of the Coordinated Child Care Council of Detroit/Wayne County on child care program quality in Detroit and Wayne counties in Michigan

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Changing the face of child care & early learning in Kent County
Kent Regional Community Coordinated Child Care. Early Care and Education Team, 2002
Battle Creek, MI: W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

A discussion of the influence of the Kent County Child Care Team on child care program quality in Kent County, Michigan

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Changing the face of child care & early learning in Newaygo County
Joining Forces Resource and Referral, 2002
Battle Creek, MI: W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

A discussion of the influence of the Newaygo County Child Care Providers Association on the child care program quality in Newaygo County, Michigan

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Community-based learning to support South African early group care
Casper, Virginia, July, 2012
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 32(2), 183-199

An account of the early group care component of The Developing Families Project-South Africa (DFP-SA), a community-based model of education and training for the care, support, and education of vulnerable birth to 3-year-old children, and their caregivers, guardians, and families, that focuses on interactive learning among community members about early care and education integrated with HIV/AIDS education and prevention, implemented in 5 township settings across 4 provinces in South Africa

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Community-based resilient peer treatment of withdrawn maltreated preschool children
Fantuzzo, John W., 1996
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64(6), 1377-1386

A study concerning the differences in social play of maltreated and nonmaltreated preschool children and the effectiveness of a resilient peer treatment (RPT) for socially withdrawn victims of physical abuse and neglect

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Community-based youth organizations negotiating educational and social equity: A case study
Hill, Sara, Spring 2004
(Afterschool Matters Occasional Paper Series No. 2) New York: Robert Bowne Foundation.

A case study of the advocacy role of a community based organization providing after school programs for children in a low-income housing project in a wealthy school district, focusing on the assistance offered to families coping with the public schoolís decisions to place low-income and minority children in special education

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Community centred child care: A new answer to ''Who benefits?''
Hayden, Jacqueline, 2001
Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 8(1), 33-40

A discussion of community oriented approaches to early childhood education and care, using information on the Families First initiative in New South Wales

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Community programs to promote youth development [Executive summary]
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Community-Level Programs for Youth, 2002
Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

An examination of community-based programs for youth examining what is known about their design, implementation, and evaluation in an effort to effect policy and practice that reflects a broader, more holistic view of encouraging youth development beyond simply eliminating problems

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Community programs to promote youth development: Implications for research, practice and policy: A report on the pre-session at the 2002 meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence
Forum for Youth Investment, 2002
Washington, DC: Forum for Youth Investment.

A discussion identifying research and practice opportunities of community-based youth programs and development during out-of-school time

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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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The cost and quality of full day, year-round early care and education in Massachusetts: Preschool classrooms: Executive summary
Marshall, Nancy L., 2001

A summary of findings from first report of the Massachusetts Cost and Quality Study, on preschool-aged children in full-day, year-round, community child care centers.

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Early Head Start and child care partnerships: Working together to serve infants, toddlers, and their families
Buell, Martha J., 2001
Young Children, 56(3), 7-12

A description of strategies for formal partnership between community-based child care and Early Head Start programs in Delaware

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Ensuring quality: The path for early years in Europe and the role of community based services: Members Exchange Seminar report: Early years education and care, 29th September-1 October 2010, Tallinn, Estonia
Eurochild, 16 February, 2011
Brussels, Belgium: Eurochild.

A synthesis of presentations and discussions from a conference on approaches to community-based early childhood education and care provision in Europe

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