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1998 Child Care Baseline Needs Assessment: U.S. Marine Corps
United States. Department of the Navy, 1998
Fairfax, VA: Caliber Associates

A comprehensive assessment of the child care needs of service members and spouses in military bases and regional locations.

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Accelerometer measured level of physical activity indoors and outdoors during preschool time in Sweden and the United States
Raustorp, Anders, August, 2012
Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 9(6), 801-808

A comparison of young children's physical activity and sedentary behavior during indoor and outdoor time for both boys and girls in Swedish and United States settings, based on data from 50 children with an average age of 52 months, at two sites in Malmo, Sweden and two sites in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Achieving a state of healthy weight: 2011 update
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care (U.S.), June, 2012
Aurora, CO: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care.

An update to a study of the extent to which state child care regulations meet standards related to obesity prevention in the areas of infant feeding, nutrition, and physical activity

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Achieving a state of healthy weight: 2012 update
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care (U.S.), June, 2013
Aurora, CO: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care.

An update to a study of the extent to which state child care regulations meet standards related to obesity prevention in the areas of infant feeding, nutrition, and physical activity

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Allegiances or attachments: Relationships among infants and their daycare teachers
Farran, Dale, 1984
In R. Ainslie (Ed.), The child and the daycare setting: Qualitative variations and development (pp. 133-158). New York: Praeger Publishers

A study of infants’ social interactions and relationships with alternative caregivers in child care

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All together now: State experiences in using community-based child care to provide pre-kindergarten
Schumacher, Rachel, 2005
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A discussion of the findings from a survey of 29 states conducted by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), which examined the policies, opportunities, and challenges associated with including community based child care providers as part of the states' prekindergarten programs

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Are state child care regulations meeting national oral health and nutritional standards?
Kim, Juhee, July/August 2012
Pediatric Dentistry, 34(4), 317-324

A study of state child care regulations in the United States in terms of their inclusion of selected oral health and nutrition standards related to early childhood dental cavities, based on a review of regulations in 50 states and the District of Columbia, from the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education

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Assessing Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) investments in child care quality
Porter, Toni, 2002
New York: Bank Street College of Education, Institute for a Child Care Continuum. (No longer accessible as of August 16, 2012)

A catalog, directory, and report on the evaluations of 104 local and state child care quality improvement initiatives funded through the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)

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Assessing the relationship between emotional intelligence and organizational commitment among early childhood educators
Shepherd-Osborne, Tracie, August 2009
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ

An assessment of the relationship between emotional intelligence and organizational commitment among early childhood educators, as well as an examination of the relationship between educators' job satisfaction and organizational commitment and their supervisors' leadership type (i.e. traits and processes) from a convenience sample of 296 educators drawn from training conferences in North Carolina

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The association between the occupational stress of early childhood teachers and their beliefs and practices concerning the assessment of young children
Brewer, Denise M., 2006
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

A survey-based examination of the relations among preschool teachers' occupational stress and their beliefs and practices in terms of assessment of young children

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Before Head Start: Income and ethnicity, family characteristics, child care experiences, and child development [Abridged]
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
In Child care and child development: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (pp. 127-139). New York: Guilford Press

A description of demographic, family context, income, and developmental characteristics of Head Start children and their families at 3 years of age, based on data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care

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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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Building resilience: A study of the academic achievement, school attendance, and self-concept of students in grades 3-5 who participated in a 21st Century Community Learning Center's after-school program
Chappel, Linda J., 2004
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

An investigation of the effects of different rates of participation in an after school program on children's perceived competence and social acceptance, reading and mathematics achievements, and school attendance

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The Carolina Abecedarian Project: An educational experiment concerning human malleability
Ramey, Craig T., 1987
In J.J. Gallagher (Ed.), The malleability of children (pp. 127-139). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

A review of the experimental early education program, Carolina Abecedarian Project, which focuses on the intellectual development of at-risk preschool children

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Center-based child care in the pioneer Smart Start partnerships of North Carolina
Maxwell, Kelly, 1996
Chapel Hill, NC: Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center

An exploration of North Carolina’s Smart Start program, a partnership between state government and local leaders, service providers, and families, concerned with improving the quality of the state’s center-based child care institutions

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Characteristics and quality of child care for toddlers and preschoolers
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2000
Applied Developmental Science, 4(3), 116-135

An investigation of the relationship between structural and caregiver characteristics and child care quality, based on a data from the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study on Early Child Care

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Characteristics and quality of child care for toddlers and preschoolers [Abridged]
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
In Child care and child development: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (pp. 91-104). New York: Guilford Press

The relationship between structural and caregiver characteristics and observed caregiver behavior in producing positive caregiving, as well as levels of positive caregiving associated with types of child care at 15, 24, and 36 months of age

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Characteristics of infant child care: Factors contributing to positive caregiving
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 1996
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 11(3), 269-306

An analysis of the structural and caregiver characteristics that predict high caregiving quality for infants using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care

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Child care and child development: The NICHD Study of Early Child Care
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 1994
In Developmental follow-up: Concepts, domains and methods. (pp. 377-396). San Diego, CA: Academic Press, Inc.

A description of the theoretical framework for the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care, assessing relationships among family life, child care processes and child behavioral development

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Child care and children's peer interaction at 24 and 36 months: The NICHD Study of Early Child Care
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2001
Child Development, 72(5), 1478-1500

A study of how time spent in child care, child care quality, and availability of peers relate to children's peer social competence at 23 and 36 months, using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care

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Child care and common communicable illnesses [Abridged]
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
In Child care and child development: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (pp. 175-183). New York: Guilford Press

A study of the relationship between children’s experience in nonmaternal care and rates of respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, and ear infections during the first 3 years of life

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Child care and common communicable illnesses in children aged 37 to 54 months
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2003
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 157(2), 196-200

A study of the relationship between experience in child care and common communicable illnesses in children aged 37 to 54 months

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Child care and common communicable illnesses in children ages 37-54 months [Abridged]
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
In Child care and child development: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (pp. 184-190). New York: Guilford Press

A study of the relationship between children’s experience in nonmaternal care and rates of respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, and ear infections from 3 to 41/2 years old in a sample of approximately 1,100 children

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Child care and common communicable illnesses: Results from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2001
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 155(4), 481-488

An examination of the relationship between experiences in child care and communicable illnesses (gastrointestinal tract illness, upper respiratory tract infection, and ear infections or otitis media) through a child's first 3 years of life, and an investigation of the relationship between the increased frequency of these illnesses and language development, school readiness, and behavior problems

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Child care and family predictors of preschool attachment and stability from infancy [Abridged]
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
In Child care and child development: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (pp. 208-223). New York: Guilford Press

An abridged version of an analysis of the relationship between family factors and infant and toddler child care experiences and preschool attachment, using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care

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