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Children, caregiving, culture, and community: Understanding the place and importance of kith and kin care in the White Mountain Apache community
Sparks, Shannon Michelle Anjeanette, 2007
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson

An ethnographic study of the values and circumstances influencing the child care decisions of members of the White Mountain Apache community, with particular attention to both cultural differences in perceptions of quality care and the trends related to the use of family, friend, and neighbor care, based on interviews, observations, and discussions with several dozen parents and care providers

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Choices in the real world: The use of family, friend and neighbor child care by single Chicago mothers working nontraditional schedules
Illinois Action for Children, 2012
Chicago: Illinois Action for Children.

A study of the family, friend, and neighbor child care arrangements and quality of family life of employed single mothers using nontraditional hours child care in Chicago, Illinois, based on interviews with 50 single mothers

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A closer look at kith and kin care: Exploring variability of quality within family, friend and neighbor care
Shivers, Eva Marie, 2006
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 27(5), 411-426

An examination of the variations of quality among different characteristics (professional development background, provider sensitivity, child care setting) of family, friend, and neighbor child care providers and an investigation of how these characteristics vary by provider ethnicity

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Close to home: State strategies to strengthen and support family, friend, and neighbor care
Blank, Helen, February, 2007
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

An overview of policy options for states to support family, friend, and neighbor child care and early education

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A comparative analysis of subsidized and non-subsidized relative child care homes in Kansas
Curry, Susan Willard, 2011
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Kansas State University, Manhattan

A comparison of the quality of care provided by family, friend, and neighbor caregivers in Kansas who do or do not receive child care subsidies, based on observations of and interviews with 22 caregivers and on focus groups with 5 caregivers

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Comparative Analysis of Subsidized and Non-Subsidized Relative Child Care in Kansas
Curry, Susan Willard, 2005
Kansas State University

An assessment of the quality of care in subsidized relative care settings, conducted for the purpose of informing policymakers regarding the efficacy of this investment. The objectives are two-fold: (1) to assess and compare quality of care observed in both subsidized and non-subsidized relative child care settings; and (2) to conduct a needs assessment of subsidized relative child care providers from which governmental agencies can facilitate support mechanisms or quality initiatives meeting the specific and unique needs of these providers. The study gathers quantitative data from sample pools of 30 subsidized and 30 non-subsidized relative child care providers from select Kansas counties, using the Child Care Assessment Tool for Relatives (CCAT-R) to measure the quality in relative care environments. Complementary qualitative data is gathered from focus group interviews of subsidized and non-subsidized 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, March 31, 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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The conflicts of care-giving: Gender, race/ethnicity and the changing political economy of child-care labor
Tuominen, Mary, 1995
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Oregon, Eugene

A theoretical and empirical analysis of the changing nature of child care labor and care-giving work in the market economy specifically among home-based child care workers

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Correlates of grandmother childcare support to adolescent mothers: Implications for development in two generations of women
Voran, Miriam, 1993
Children and Youth Services Review, 15(4), 321-334

An examination of three issues of African-American grandmother child care support to adolescent mothers, including correlates of grandmother support, correlates of grandmother satisfaction, and the relationship between grandmother support and varying characteristics of teen adaptation to motherhood

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Counting on grandmothers: Black mothers' and fathers' reliance on grandmothers for parenting support
Hunter, Andrea G., 1997
Journal of Family Issues, 18(3), 251-269

A survey of young black parentsí reliance on grandmothers for child care assistance

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Crystal Stairs, Inc. License Exempt Assistance Project "Community Pre-K" evaluation report: Year 1 (2007-2008)
Shivers, Eva Marie, 2008
Phoenix, AZ: Indigo Cultural Center, Institute for Child Development Research and Social Change.

An evaluation of Community Pre-K, a play and learn program to provide quality early learning experiences to children cared for by subsidized, license-exempt providers and to build providers' caregiving skills, that examined child and provider outcomes, based on data collected from 9 family, friend, and neighbor child care providers and 13 children in Los Angeles

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Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States
Susman-Stillman, Amy R., August 2008
(Reviews of Research). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

An overview of research on the characteristics of users and providers of family, friend, and neighbor care (FFN), and an overview of research on FFN usage patterns by children's age

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Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States
Susman-Stillman, Amy R., August 2008
(Reviews of Research). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A review of research on the characteristics of users and providers of family, friend, and neighbor care (FFN), and a review of research on FFN usage patterns by children's age

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Demographics of family, friend, and neighbor child care: Table of methods and findings
Susman-Stillman, Amy R., 2009
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A table outlining the research methodologies, populations, sources of data, and findings of select studies on the provision and use of family, friend, and neighbor care in the United States

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Developing family, friend, and neighbor care initiatives and policies: Tips from experts
National Women's Law Center, 2009
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

A discussion of policy options and strategies for states to support family, friend, and neighbor child care and early education

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Developing initiatives for home-based child care: Current research and future directions
Porter, Toni, May, 2011
Zero to Three, 31(5), 4-13

Home-based child care accounts for a significant share of the child care supply in the United States, especially for infants and toddlers. A synthesis of the home-based care research literature and information about recent home-based care quality initiatives points to a critical need for more systematic efforts to develop and test quality initiatives for this type of child care. This article summarizes key findings on the prevalence and quality of home-based child care, caregiver characteristics, and quality initiatives and then makes recommendations for future directions. (author abstract)

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Development, implementation, & evaluation of a nutrition education program for informal (unlicensed) child caregivers
Burden, Trina, 2000
Journal of Nutrition Education, 32(2), 104-110

A study of the development, implementation, and assessment of a nutrition education program for informal and unlicensed child care centers in Canada

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Do downward private transfers enhance maternal labor supply?: Evidence from around Europe
Dimova, Ralitza, July, 2011
Journal of Population Economics, 24(3), 911-933

A study of the relationships between maternal labor force participation and both family child care and monetary transfers provided by grandparents, based on data from 2,317 mother-grandparent pairs from 10 European countries

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Does grandparenting pay off?: The effect of child care on grandparents' cognitive functioning
Arpino, Bruno , April, 2014
Journal of Marriage and Family, 76(2), 337-351

The authors examined whether the provision of child care helps older adults maintain better cognitive functioning. Descriptive evidence from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (n = 5,610 women and n = 4,760 men, ages 50-80) shows that intensively engaged grandparents have lower cognitive scores than the others. The authors show that this result is attributable to background characteristics and not to child care per se. Using an instrumental variable approach, they found that providing child care has a positive effect on 1 of the 4 cognitive tests considered: verbal fluency. For the other cognitive tests, no statistically significant effect was found. Given the same level of engagement, they found very similar results for grandmothers and grandfathers. These findings point to the inclusion of grandparenting among other cognitively stimulating social activities and the need to consider such benefits when discussing the implications of this important type of nonmonetary intergenerational transfer. (author abstract)

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Doting on kids: Understanding quality in kith and kin child care
Porter, Toni, 2003
New York: Bank Street College of Education, Institute for a Child Care Continuum. (No longer accessible as of December 10, 2012).

A report on kith and kin child care providers' perceptions of child care quality

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Doting on kids: Understanding quality in kith and kin child care [Executive summary]
Porter, Toni, 2003
New York: Bank Street College of Education, Institute for a Child Care Continuum.

An investigation of the quality of kith and kin child care, based upon data gathered from focus group discussions with kith and kin child care providers

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The ecological context of in-home nonrelative child care
Monroe, Lisa, 1999
Early Child Development and Care, 157(1), 7-26

An examination of in-home nonrelative child caregivers, their work environment, quality of services provided and their employers,

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An economic analysis of kin-provided child care
Brandon, Peter D., 1995
(Discussion Paper No. 1076-95). University of Wisconsin--Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty.

A paper examining maternal choices in residential proximity to kin and the likelihood of use of kin provided child care.

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The economic value of grandparent assistance
Bass, Scott A., 1996
Generations, 20(1), 29-33

A discussion of the role that grandparents play in child care and the economic value of their assistance.

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The Enhanced Home Visiting Pilot Project: How Early Head Start programs are reaching out to kith and kin caregivers: Appendixes
Paulsell, Diane, 2006
Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.

A supplement to the Enhanced Home Visiting Pilot Project report containing details on the agencies studied and protocols used

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