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Adopting innovation in early childhood education: The Child-Parent Center Program
Reynolds, Arthur J., 2000
Young Children, 55(2), 84-88

An overview of the Chicago Child-Parent Center model, with arguments for the national adoption of a similar program

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Building bridges: A comprehensive system for healthy development and school readiness
Halfon, Neal, 2004
(Building State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Series No. 1). University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy.

A presentation of a set of principles that states can use to advance their planning process, reach out to new partners, develop collaborative strategies, and build a foundation for the implementation phase of the State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (SECCS) initiative

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Building momentum--taking action: Southern states collaborate on child care financial aid and quality initiatives
Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, 2002
Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families.

A summary of efforts to implement the Southern Regional Task Force on Child Care Action plan to improve access to child care assistance for low income families in the South, based on a survey of Task Force members and summaries of a regional child care forum and state site visits

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

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 Canadian federalism in the 1990s: Canary in a coal mine
Friendly, Martha, 2000
(Occasional Paper No. 11). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto, Childcare Resource and Research Unit.

An examination of federal and provincial jurisdictional barriers that obstructed the formation of a national child care system for Canada and a discussion of the need for federal leadership involvement in the development of a national child care system

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Child care and early education coordination in the states: A statutory overview
Groginsky, Scott, 2002
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures. (No longer accessible as of September 25, 2013).

An overview of the coordination and integration of child care and early education policies at the state level

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Child Care Collaboration Program evaluation report
Illinois. Department of Human Services. Head Start State Collaboration Office, November 2007
Springfield: Illinois, Department of Human Services.

An evaluation of outcomes, successes, and challenges in the Illinois Child Care Collaboration Program, which facilitates collaboration among child care and other early childhood programs, based on a review of collaboration provider annual reports, administrative data, a survey of program participants, and key informant interviews

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Child care, government financing, and the public schools: Lessons from the California Children's Centers
Grubb, W. Norton, 1977
School Review, 86(1), 5-37

A proposal for a funding system to achieve public integration, parent participation and child care facility autonomy goals based on the model of California children's centers

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

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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Childcare: How local markets respond to national initiatives
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, 2004
(Research Report No. RR526). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A study of local policy interactions in four childcare markets and their progress in attaining access and quality goals outlined by England's National Childcare Strategy

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Childcare policy in the European states: Limits to convergence
Randall, Vicky, 2000
Journal of European Public Policy, 7(3), 346-368

A discussion of the variations in child care policies between member states of the European Union and barriers to the convergence of child care provision and policies between states

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Children, literacy and the UK National Grid for Learning
Lankshear, Colin, August 2002
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2(2), 167-194

A critical analysis of the National Grid for Learning, Britain's online learning resource, in terms of the Grid's goals, scope, and administration; content examples are provided to support the authors' arguments

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Collective management of early childhood programs: Approaches that aim to maximize efficiency, help improve quality and stabilize the industry
Stoney, Louise, 2004
Raleigh, NC: Smart Start National Technical Assistance Center.

A report presenting a catalog of collective management approaches currently used by child care services across the United States

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Community voices: Preschool directors speak on policy options: Preliminary findings [Advance copy]
Policy Analysis for California Education (Organization), 2006
Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A survey of the directors of preschool programs not funded by school districts in California on program characteristics and their views of increased state control of preschools

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The corporatization of Australian childcare: Towards an ethical audit and research agenda
Sumsion, Jennifer, 2006
Journal of Early Childhood Research, 4(2), 99-120

A critical analysis of how the rapid corporatization of Australia's child care system has affected child care quality and a discussion as to whether the Australian government should continue following its current child care policy agenda

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Creating a state strategic plan for integrating services for children using multiple qualitative methods
Wayne, Wendy, January 2008
Maternal and Child Health Journal, 12(1), 15-23

A study of the development of California’s plan for integrating public services for young children

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The day care tangle: Unexpected outcomes when programs interact
Lewis, Gordon H., 1983
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2(4), 531-547

A paper examining the impact of policy changes to federal and state funded child care assistance programs through a study of the Pennsylvania state child care program

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Developing child-care provision in England and Germany: Problems of governance
Evers, Adalbert, 2005
Journal of European Social Policy, 15(3), 195-209

A comparison of national and local child care policy in England and Germany, with a focus on differences in the operation of the mixed economy of child care in each country

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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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Early childhood education in Hong Kong and its challenges
Chan, Lorna Kim Sang, 2003
Early Child Development and Care, 173(1), 7-17

A compendium of the present preschool practices in Hong Kong and highlights of reforms proposed by the Hong Kong Education Commission

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Early childhood education in Virginia
Selden, Sally C., 2001
Lynchburg, VA: Lynchburg College, School of Business and Economics.

An overview of Virginia’s approach to early childhood education and care, with a focus on the preschool initiative, Head Start, and provider partnerships

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Early childhood intervention: Possibilities and prospects for professionals, families and children
Carpenter, Barry, 2005
British Journal of Special Education, 32(4), 176-183

A proposal for the creation of a national early childhood intervention platform in England through the consolidation of existing separate initiatives

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Early education for all: A strategic political campaign for high-quality early education in Massachusetts
Ludtke, Melissa, 2004
(FCD Working Paper: Advocating for Pre-K No. 5). New York: Foundation for Child Development.

A history and analysis of the political campaign to establish a high quality universal early education program in the state of Massachusetts, including discussions of feasibility and recommendations for infrastructure and policies on quality of instruction and programs

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Early education policy alternatives: Comparing quality and outcomes of Head Start and state prekindergarten
Henry, Gary T., 2006
Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis, 28(1), 77-99

A study comparing the impact of state prekindergarten and Head Start programs on young children's developmental outcomes by assessing their academic, social and emotional skills as well as program quality

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