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21st Century Community Learning Centers: A foundation for progress
Afterschool Alliance, 2006
Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

A description of the programs implemented through the use of federal funds supplied through the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) initiative

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Birth through age eight state policy framework
Alliance for Early Success, October, 2013
Leawood, KS: Alliance for Early Success.

A summary of a coordinated birth through age 8 policy framework

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''Bite off only as much as you can chew'': Gambia's policy for early childhood
Choi, Soo-Hyang, 2006
(UNESCO Policy Brief on Early Childhood No. 34). Paris: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

Excerpts from an interview with a government official and a college administrator on efforts to develop a sustainable national early childhood policy for Gambia

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Build the future: Take early learning to a new level: The governor’s office
Association for Children of New Jersey,
Newark, NJ: Association for Children of New Jersey.

A discussion of the need of the creation of an Office of Early Learning within the Governor’s Office, the highest level of state government, to promote early childhood education and optimal children’ outcomes

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Building comprehensive state systems for vulnerable babies: A resource for state leaders
Center for Law and Social Policy, January 2011
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An examination of strategies for states to develop comprehensive early childhood systems for infants and toddlers through policy and service coordination

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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 strong rungs to build sturdy ladders: The status of preschool-3rd grade systems in New Jersey
Rice, Cynthia, January 2007
Newark, NJ: Association for Children of New Jersey.

Findings from a study of New Jersey’s attempts at aligning preschool through third grade education (P-3) to insure continuity for students

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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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Considerations for aligning early grades curriculum with the Common Core
Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, July, 2013
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes.

A discussion of approaches to aligning half-day kindergarten program standards in New Hampshire with Common Core standards

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The context of early childhood collaboration: A comparison of New York and Virginia
Sandfort, Jodi R., 2001
Lynchburg, VA: Lynchburg College, School of Business and Economics.

A brief report comparing the early childhood policy and programming in two states, highlighting how particular state policy contexts impact the collaborations between Head Start, prekindergarten, preschool and child care programs

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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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Cross-sectoral co-ordination in early childhood: Some lessons to learn
Choi, Soo-Hyang, 2003
(UNESCO Policy Brief on Early Childhood No. 9). Paris: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

A description of the function of co-ordination mechanisms (COMs) in early childhood.

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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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Early care and education partnerships: State actions and local lessons
Schilder, Diane, 2003
(Research Brief Vol. 1 No. 1). Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Center for Children and Families.

A summary of findings from the qualitative analysis of state and local early care and education partnerships.

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Early childhood education and care in Canada: An overview
University of Toronto. Childcare Resource and Research Unit,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto, Childcare Resource and Research Unit. http://circ.web.ca/pubs/pdf/ECECoverview.pdf (no longer accessible since January 12, 2006)

A description of limitations in quality and accessibility facing early childhood care and education services in Canada

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Early childhood education in Massachusetts today
Strategies for Children,
Boston: Strategies for Children.

An overview of the administration and utilization of early childhood education and care services in Massachusetts

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Eliminating quality standards and local control of Head Start threaten Delaware's public safety
van der Does, Louise, 2005
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Research advocating the role of local authorities and quality standards in Head Start program administration

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First 5 California preschool case studies: Implications for Preschool for All (PFA)
First 5 California, September, 2005
Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.

Recommendations to policymakers for the development and implementation of universal prekindergarten in California

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Framing early childhood development: Strategic communications and public preferences
Gilliam, Jr., Franklin D., 2004
(Building State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Series No. 7). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy.

An overview of the role of strategic communications and effect of public preferences in coordinated and integrated comprehensive early childhood programs

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Framing the future: Addressing pre-k in ESEA
Pre-K Coalition, May 2011
Alexandria, VA: Pre-K Coalition.

A discussion of opportunities to include prekindergarten in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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

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 and child care partnerships: Policy brief
Ewen, Danielle,
Biloxi, MS: Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative.

An overview of opportunities and challenges for coordination and collaboration between local Head Start grantees and state child care subsidy programs

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Highlights of national and state initiatives for young children
National Governors' Association. Center for Best Practices, 1997
Washington, DC: National Governors' Association, Center for Best Practices.

A review of national and state programs and initiatives that provide early childhood services to families with young children

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High quality preschools
Iowa. Department of Education, February 06, 2007
Des Moines: Iowa, Department of Education.

An overview of necessary components to the development and maintenance of a high quality prekindergarten program in Iowa

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