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Designing quality rating and improvement systems inclusive of infants and toddlers
National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative (U.S.), May, 2009
Washington, DC: National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative.

A description of five components of high-quality quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), including information on standards, accountability measures, support for practitioners, financial incentives, and parent incentives

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The early childhood and elementary education continuum: Constructing an understanding of P-3 as state-level policy reform
Kauerz, Kristie, May 2009
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Columbia University, New York

An examination of rationales, principles, and policies related to prekindergarten to third (P-3) state level policy reform in states through an examination of related policy documents, theoretical and empirical literature, and interviews with state policy leaders

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From birth through young adulthood: A blueprint for collaboration between the early care and education and afterschool systems in New York State
New York State Afterschool Network, Fall 2009
New York: New York State Afterschool Network.

An overview of the benefits of early childhood education and after school programs, with arguments for the collaboration between and integration with early childhood education programs, after school programs, and traditional school systems in New York State

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Louisiana's early childhood comprehensive system: A HRSA-MCHB grant initiative: Progress report
BrightStart, July 2009
Baton Rouge: Louisiana, Office of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Program.

An account of the influence of Louisiana's BrightStart initiative--the state's program to coordinate efforts to ensure that children enter school healthy and ready to learn--on children's development, families' well-being, and the quality improvement of early childhood education and care in the first six months of 2009

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Louisiana's early childhood comprehensive system: A HRSA-MCHB grant initiative: Progress report
BrightStart, January 2009
Baton Rouge: Louisiana, Office of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Program.

An account of the influence of Louisiana's BrightStart initiative--the state's program to coordinate efforts to ensure that children enter school healthy and ready to learn--in the areas of children's access to health insurance, children's socioemotional development, early care and education quality, and family support services

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Louisiana's early childhood comprehensive system: A HRSA-MCHB grant initiative: Progress report [Executive summary]
BrightStart, July, 2009
Baton Rouge: Louisiana, Office of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Program.

A summary of an account of the influence of Louisiana's BrightStart initiative--the state's program to coordinate efforts to ensure that children enter school healthy and ready to learn--on children's development, families' well-being, and the quality improvement of early childhood education and care in the first six months of 2009

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Maryland's preschool for all business plan
Maryland. State Department of Education, December 2009
Baltimore: Maryland, State Department of Education.

A proposal of a plan for the implementation of universal prekindergarten in Maryland

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Maryland's preschool for all business plan [Executive summary]
Maryland. State Department of Education, December 2009
Baltimore: Maryland, State Department of Education.

A summary of a proposal of a plan for the implementation of universal prekindergarten in Maryland

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National scan of children's trust & prevention funds on states' quality rating & improvement systems (QRIS)
National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds, April 23, 2009
Seattle, WA: National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds.

Findings from an inquiry into the collaboration between Children's Trust and Prevention Funds (CTFs) and early childhood stakeholders to develop quality rating and improvement systems, based on survey responses from stakeholders in 32 states

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Nevada state early childhood database planning: Feasibility analysis report
Ashby, Denise Tanata, June 2009
Las Vegas, NV: Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy.

An examination of the feasibility of the development of a comprehensive early childhood data system for children in the State of Nevada aged birth through eight years old

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The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Satkowski, Christina, November 2009
Washington, DC: New America Foundation.

An account of initiatives to promote the creation of state systems for the delivery of early childhood education and care programs, including a status of the development of state Early Childhood Advisory Councils and a discussion of the role of councils in the fostering and development of state early learning systems

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Pennsylvania early learning standards alignment study: Executive summary
Kagan, Sharon Lynn, 2009
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania, Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

A summary of an examination of the alignment of Pennsylvania early childhood standards and assessments with each other and with standards and assessments in the early elementary grades

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Perspectives on early childhood systems: Highlights from interviews of key stakeholders in Washington State
Organizational Research Services, January 2009
Cross Lanes, WV: Build Initiative.

An exploration of key stakeholders’ perspectives on early childhood systems building, including the Build Initiative and the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Initiative (ECCS) in Washington State, based on interviews with 12 stakeholders on their roles and the perceived strengths and opportunities facing the state in future systems building efforts

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Prepared statement of Jim Redmon, Executive Director, Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund
Redmon, Jim, 2009
In The importance of early childhood development: Hearing before the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives. 111th Cong., 1st sess.

Congressional testimony on efforts in Kansas to develop a statewide comprehensive early childhood plan and system

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Ready to educate ALL children?: What can Massachusetts and higher education do to ensure cultural competence?
CAYL Institute, 2009
Cambridge, MA: CAYL Institute.

A description of a study on the role of state policymakers and early childhood teacher educators in providing culturally competent early childhood services to Massachusetts’ diverse population of children and families

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State efforts to meet the early childhood transition requirements of IDEA
Muller, Eve, April, 2009
Alexandria, VA: Project FORUM at NASDSE.

An examination of early childhood transition policies and their adherence to guidelines set by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), based on information on interagency structure, agreements, and communication in six states

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Using unique identifiers to promote data sharing between Part C and Part B
Keller-Allen, Chandra, April, 2009
Alexandria, VA: Project Forum at NASDSE.

Arguments for the use of unique identifiers of personal information between Part C and Part B agencies that serve children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to transition children from Part C to Part B programs, based on the experiences of Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Utah with the use of identifiers

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When business gets involved: A case study of business community involvement in Illinois? early childhood education policy
Kovach, Melissa, January, 2009
Milwaukee, WI: Public Policy Forum.

A chronological account of the role of private sector businesses in the development of early childhood education policies in Illinois from 1992 until the present

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When business gets involved: A case study of business community involvement in Minnesota's early childhood education policy
Kovach, Melissa, January, 2009
Milwaukee, WI: Public Policy Forum.

A chronological account of the role of private sector businesses in the development of early childhood education policies in Minnesota from 2003 until the present

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