Bachelor degrees are best: Higher qualifications for pre-kindergarten teachers lead to better learning environments for children
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Trust for Early Education.
A study highlighting prekindergarten teachers with bachelorís degrees and their direct link to quality in child care and early education
Early intervention with children at risk of emotional/behavioral disorders: A critical examination of methodology and practices
Hester, Peggy P., November 2003
Education and Treatment of Children, 26(4), 362-381
A review of research of early intervention programs and practices aimed at young children at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders, examining conduct of intervention (participants' ages, types of measures, effectiveness) as well as a discussion of suggestions for future research
Evaluations of after-school programs: A meta-evaluation of methodologies and narrative synthesis of findings
Scott-Little, Catherine, 2002
American Journal of Evaluation, 23(4), 387-419
A review of literature examining the characteristics of after school evaluation studies that have been made public, conform to evaluation standards, and requirements and suggest the effectiveness of after school programs
Expanded learning opportunities programs: A review of research and evaluations on participant outcomes in school readiness and after-school programs
Brown, Elizabeth Glyn, 2003
Greensboro, NC: SERVE.
A review of the research and literature associated with two types, school readiness initiatives and after-school programs, of Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) programs, which provide care and learning opportunities for children before kindergarten or outside the school day
Expanding time for learning both inside and outside the classroom: A review of the evidence base
Redd, Zakia, August, 2012
Washington, DC: Child Trends.
A review of research on program models that expand learning for children through extended school days, extended school years, and expanded learning opportunities during out-of-school time hours
The impact of daycare programs on child health, nutrition and development in developing countries: A systematic review
Leroy, Jef L., September, 2011
(Systematic Review 007). New Delhi, India: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation.
A review of research from developing countries on the impact of preschool programs on child health, nutrition, and development, as well as an examination of demand for programs and of pathways through which programs may influence child development, based on a systematic search for experimental and quasi-experimental studies published after 1980 with controls for self-selection of program participation
Improving the lives of adolescents and young adults: Out-of-school time programs that have significant positive impacts
Child Trends, July, 2012
(Publication No. 2012-12). Washington, DC: Child Trends.
A review of the impact of out-of-school time programs on adolescents' and young adults' behavior problems, substance use, reproductive health, socioemotional health, life skills, education, and physical health, based on random assignment studies of 43 out-of-school time programs
Recognition and Response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
Coleman, Mary Ruth, 2006
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute.
A review of research on the Response to Intervention (RTI) model for school-age children at risk for learning disabilities used to inform the development of the Recognition and Response early intervention system for preschool-age children
The role of organizational context and external influences in the implementation of evidence-based programs: Report III
Metz, Allison J. R., August, 2008
Washington, DC: Child Trends.
A review of research on practices--including organizational administrative practices, system-level partnerships, and data systems to support informed decisionmaking--that facilitate the implementation of evidence-based practices in out-of-school time programs
Setting the stage for a Youth Development Associate credential
Dennehy, Julie, 2006
Houston, TX: Cornerstones For Kids.
A review of efforts to create a professional credential for workers in out-of-school time child care programs
Supporting employers in Canada's ECEC sector: Literature review report
Child Care Human Resources Sector Council, 2008
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Child Care Human Resources Sector Council.
A review of documents and research related to human resources issues in the early childhood education and care sector in Canada, including recruitment and retention, ongoing professional development, compensation, public attitudes toward the profession, policy and funding, workforce health and well-being, aboriginal children and families, inclusion of children with special needs, workforce diversity, and gender
What works for home visiting programs: Lessons from experimental evaluations of programs and interventions
Kahn, Jordan, July, 2010
(Publication #2010-17). Washington, DC: Child Trends.
A synthesis of findings on the impact of early childhood intervention programs with a home visitation component on the outcomes of children and their families, based on a review of 66 studies that utilized random assignment in their experimental evaluations