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Building the foundation for bright futures: Final report of the NGA task force on school readiness: Executive summary
National Governors' Association, 2005
Washington, DC: National Governors Association

A discussion of the actions that governors and states can take to support families, schools, and communities in their efforts to ensure that all children start school ready to reach their full potential

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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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A case study of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care: Executive summary
Strategies for Children, April, 2008
Boston: Strategies for Children.

A summary of a study of the creation, development, and impact of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care during its first two and a half years, based on interviews with public and private educators and program providers, legislators, policymakers, business leaders, early education experts, and other stakeholders

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Child Care and Development Fund: Report of state plans FY 2004-2005 [Executive summary]
United States. Child Care Bureau, 2004
Washington, DC: U.S. Child Care Bureau.

A discussion of the Child Care and Development Fund, which provides $4.8 billion in block grants throughout the U.S. to subsidize child care costs for low-income families, describing, for instance, the fundís administration, its service coordination and planning component, the certificates, grants, and contracts used in the fundís operation, and other aspects of the program

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Child care/Head Start partnership study: Final report [Executive Summary]
Schilder, Diane, 2005
Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Center for Children and Families.

Summary of a report of a longitudinal study of Ohio child care centers that examined the nature and benefits of partnerships with Head Start agencies and analyzed the differences between partnering and comparison centers through surveys of directors, teachers and parents

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Confronting the child care eligibility maze: Simplifying and aligning with other work supports [Executive summary]
Adams, Gina, December, 2013
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A summary of an examination of efforts and approaches to the simplification of the child care subsidy eligibility process and its alignment with other work support policies

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The economic impact of the child care industry in Ventura County [Executive summary]
Ventura County (Calif.). Human Services Agency, January 2005
Oakland, CA: National Economic Development and Law Center.

A summary of an analysis of the economic impact of the Ventura County, California, child care and early education industry in terms of its employment and gross receipts, as well as its role in supporting other industries and labor force participation

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Evaluation summary of the Expanding Opportunities Interagency Inclusion Initiative
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (U.S.), May, 2011
Chapel Hill, NC: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center.

A summary of an evaluation of the Expanding Opportunities Interagency Inclusion Initiative, which supports collaborative efforts in states to improve inclusive opportunities for young children, that examines the implementation of inclusion strategies in participating states, based on a review of existing data, focus groups with technical assistance specialists, a validity check with national technical assistance partners, and a survey of state contacts

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The financing of California's after school programs: Preparing for implementation of Proposition 49: Executive summary
Naughton, Sandra, 2005
Oakland, CA: Children Now.

A summary of a proposal of financial groundwork for California after school programs in preparation for the implementation of the program funding increases of Proposition 49

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Governor's role in aligning early education and k-12 reforms: Challenges, opportunities, and benefits for children [Executive summary]
National Governors' Association, October, 2012
Washington, DC: National Governors' Association.

A summary of a discussion of the role that state leaders can play in aligning and coordinating policy reforms in the early learning and the kindergarten through twelfth grade (k-12) education systems

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Head Start/ECEAP reciprocity pilot project: Executive summary
Washington (State). Department of Early Learning, July, 2013
Olympia: Washington State, Department of Early Learning.

A summary of an overview of and findings from a pilot in Washington State to support and coordinate Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) participation in Early Achievers, the state child care quality rating and improvement system

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Improving early childhood education in Georgia: Progress report on year 1 of the Georgia Early Learning Initiative [Executive summary]
Antinozzi, Jennifer L., 2002
(Report No. CPR0302). Atlanta: Georgia State University, Georgia Health Policy Center.

A summary of a description of the programs of the Georgia Early Learning Initiative (GELI), and an account of the first six months of program implementation in 2001

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The integration kit: Policy papers: How can integration of services for kindergarten-aged children be achieved? [Executive summary]
Colley, Susan, 2006
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, Institute of Child Study, The Integration Network Project.

A summary of a discussion of policies for integrating the education and child care aspects of services for kindergarten-age children in Canada

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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: A draft proposal [Executive summary]
Maryland. State Department of Education, September 2008
Baltimore: Maryland, State Department of Education.

A summary of a proposal of the plan for the coordination and implementation of Preschool for All, Maryland's initiative to provide universal prekindergarten for its four year olds

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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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Maximizing the impact of state early childhood home visitation programs [Executive summary]
National Governors' Association. Center for Best Practices, 08 March, 2011
Washington, DC: National Governors' Association, Center for Best Practices.

A summary of a discussion of strategies to integrate home visitation programs into state early childhood systems

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Partnering schools, communities and Proposition 10: Financing considerations for early childhood initiatives [Executive summary]
Flynn, Margaret, January, 2002
Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities.

A discussion of Proposition 10, a proposal of a flexible funding structure for the development of a comprehensive system of early childhood education and care services in California

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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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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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Realizing the potential: Final report of the Michigan Full-Day Preschool Program Comparison Study [Executive summary]
Jurkiewicz, Theodore C., 2004
Ypsilanti, MI: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation.

A summary of findings from a study on the Michigan Full-Day Preschool Program (MFPP), with policy recommendations for the future implementation of full-day programs

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Starting early, starting now: A policymaker's guide to early care & education and school success [Executive summary]
Kauerz, Kristie, 2001
Denver, CO: Education Commission of the States.

A summary of a presentation on the development and implementation of more effective quality early childhood education policies and systems

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State early childhood advisory councils: An overview of implementation across the states [Executive summary]
National Governors' Association. Center for Best Practices, 2011
Washington, DC: National Governors' Association, Center for Best Practices.

A summary of an examination of developments and variation among state early childhood advisory councils, based on a review of state applications for grants provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), as well as updates provided by council leadership

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State issues and innovations in creating integrated early learning and development systems: A follow-up to Early childhood 2010: Innovations for the next generation [Executive summary]
United States. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011
(HHS Publication No. (SMA) 11-4661). Rockeville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

A summary of highlights from a meeting to improve collaboration among federal, state, and local partners in order to support state integrated early learning and development systems for children from birth through age 8

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Supporting student success: The promise of expanded learning opportunities [Executive summary]
Council of Chief State School Officers, December 2010
Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers.

A summary of profiles of efforts in Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Rhode Island to integrate expanded learning opportunities into state education reform agendas

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