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Building integrated professional development systems in early childhood: Recommendations for states
National Professional Development Center on Inclusion, May, 2010
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute.

Recommendations for the development of an integrated early childhood professional development system

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Building ready states: A governor's guide to supporting a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood state system
Demma, Rachel, October, 2010
Washington, DC: National Governors' Association, Center for Best Practices.

This guide provides governors and other state policymakers with strategies for building a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood system. Features of such a system are discussed, and six state actions are proposed: (1) coordinate early childhood governance; (2) build an integrated professional development system; (3) implement a quality rating and improvement system; (4) develop a coordinated, longitudinal data system; (5) align comprehensive early learning guidelines and standards; and (6) integrate funding sources to support system development.

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Building ready states: A governor's guide to supporting a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood state system [Executive summary]
Demma, Rachel, October, 2010
Washington, DC: National Governors' Association, Center for Best Practices.

A summary of a discussion of state early childhood system-building and of six actions governors can take to promote system development

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Caring and learning together: A cross-national study of integration of early childhood care and education within education
Kaga, Yoshie, 2010
Paris, France: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

An exploration of strategies for the integration of early childhood education and care into the educational systems of 9 countries in Europe and South America

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Child care and community development
Anderson, Kristen, April, 2010
Ithaca, NY: Linking Economic Development and Child Care Project.

A presentation of policy recommendations for local planners and policymakers to develop a system of early childhood education and care programs to build family-friendly communities

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Coordinating child care consultants: Combining multiple disciplines and improving quality in infant/toddler care settings
National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative (U.S.), August, 2010
Washington, DC: National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative.

A presentation of recommendations for a framework for the coordination of access to early education consultants by infant and toddler caregivers

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Developing core national guidelines for measuring and tracking the healthy development of young children: Six opportunities
Bruner, Charles, May, 2010
Des Moines, IA: Child & Family Policy Center.

A discussion of six strategies for federal policymakers to adopt to support state and local efforts to collect information on children's health and development from birth to school age

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Does public reporting measure up?: Federalism, accountability and child-care policy in Canada
Anderson, Lynell, September, 2010
Canadian Public Administration, 53(3), 417-438

A discussion of the use of public reporting to improve accountability and performance for government subsidies of child care and early childhood development programs in Canada

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Early child development: A framework for collaboration
Young, Mary Eming, November, 2010
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 4(2), 25-32

A call for collaboration across sectors within countries to build national early childhood development systems with recommendations that countries shift the current education paradigm from teacher centered to play based and child centered, involve parents in children's development, expand services to include children under age 3, include parent education, assure quality programming through training, and institute a monitoring system to measure population-level outcomes of children's development

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Early learning study: Move and standards
Minnesota. Department of Human Services, February 2010
(DHS-6084-ENG). Saint Paul: Minnesota, Department of Health and Human Services.

A discussion of the transition of the state monitoring of early childhood education and care program from Minnesota's Department of Human Services to the Department of Education, with a focus on the coordination and collaboration between agencies

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Environmental scan for the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of British Columbia and Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia integrated system of early care and learning project
Beach, Jane, July, 2010
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia.

An examination of the integration of care and education activities in child care programs across Canada, and an inquiry into the roles of local and national government in the coordination and provision of services

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Examining the Human Resource Implications of Emerging Issues in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)/Communications Strategy Development: Integration of ECEC and education
Flanagan, Kathleen, April, 2010
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Child Care Human Resources Sector Council.

An examination of issues related to the integration of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) and education sectors in Canada, and a discussion of their implications for the ECEC profession, based on stakeholder surveys, 30 key informant interviews, and a literature review

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Honoring 15 years of 21st Century Community Learning Centers program: A policy-centered analysis
Phillips, Sarah Fierberg, September 2010
Afterschool Matters, 12, 28-36

A discussion of the history of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program, including recommendations for the advocacy for financial support of the program's expansion

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Infant/toddler specialist network factsheet
National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative (U.S.), March, 2010
Washington, DC: National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative.

A description of state-level infant/toddler specialist networks (ITSN), coordinated systems of caregiver consultant services by infant and toddler specialists, in 23 states

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Integrating faith-based organizations into state-funded pre-k programs: Resolving constitutional conflict
Goldman, Dan, June, 2010
Newark, NJ: Education Law Center.

An examination of state and federal constitutional law issues related to the participation of faith-based organizations in state-funded prekindergarten programs

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The integration of early childhood systems within education
Bennett, John, May, 2010
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 4(1), 35-43

An evaluation of the experience of several countries that have integrated early child care and education services within the purview of education, as compared to countries that have not integrated the realms of child care and early education, with examples from Brazil, Jamaica, New Zealand, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Finland, and Hungary, based on the Caring and Learning Together project sponsored by UNESCO

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Lessons in early learning: Building an integrated pre-k-12 system in Montgomery County Public Schools
Marietta, Geoff, August, 2010
New York: Foundation for Child Development.

An account of the development of an integrated prekindergarten through twelfth grade learning system in Montgomery County, Maryland, with a focus on 5 strategies for the implementation of the learning system

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Louisiana's early childhood comprehensive system: A HRSA-MCHB grant initiative: Progress report
BrightStart, January 2010
Baton Rouge: Louisiana, Office of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Program.

An account of the progress of Louisiana's BrightStart initiative, the state's program to coordinate efforts to ensure that children enter school healthy and ready to learn

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A next social contract for the primary years of education
Guernsey, Lisa, March 2010
Washington, DC: New America Foundation.

Arguments for the adaptation of public policies that support the development of an early learning system for children aged three years old through third grade

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Patterns in the identification of and outcomes for children and youth with disabilities
Blackorby, Jose, January 2010
(NCEE 2010-4005). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.

An analysis of patterns in the classification and outcomes of children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

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Patterns in the identification of and outcomes for children and youth with disabilities [Executive summary]
Blackorby, Jose, January 2010
(NCEE 2010-4006). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.

A summary of findings from an analysis of patterns in the classification and outcomes of children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

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Responding to the needs of young Latino children: State efforts to build comprehensive early learning systems
Beltran, Erika, February, 2010
Washington, DC: National Council of La Raza.

A discussion of the need for the development of state-supported systems for early childhood education and care to address the needs of Latino children and English language learners

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Schools as integrated service hubs for young children and families: Policy implications of the Toronto First Duty Project
Corter, Carl, November, 2010
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 4(2), 45-54

A compilation of results of The Toronto First Duty demonstration project designed to examine the feasibility and usability of a universal model for integrating child care, kindergarten, family support and other services in school-based community hubs in Canada

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The shaping of childcare and preschool education in Singapore: From separatism to collaboration
Choo, Khoo Kim, May, 2010
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 4(1), 23-34

An overview of the historical growth of the development of child care centers and kindergartens in Singapore, policies which have brought them closer together, and a discussion of future issues that include the improvement of access, quality, affordability, and equity

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Steps forward: What Michigan can do to support higher education opportunity for the early care and education workforce
Washington, Valora, January, 2010
Lansing, MI: Michigan Early Childhood Investment Corporation.

A discussion of the need for a state-supported early childhood education and care system in Michigan, with a focus on the education and credentialing of early childhood workers

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