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1.

The 2003 California child care portfolio
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2004
San Francisco: California Child Care Resource and Referral Network.

A report providing statewide and county-by-county statistics regarding child care supply and demand, costs, and current policy trends in the state of California

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2005 California child care portfolio
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2005
San Francisco: California Child Care Resource and Referral Network.

Research on the demographics of child care supply and demand and profiles of family child care options, issues and concerns in counties of California in 2005

Other

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2007 California child care portfolio
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2007
San Francisco: California Child Care Resource and Referral Network. (No longer accessible as of January 18, 2013).

An overview of child care supply, demand, and costs in California and its counties in 2006

Other

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2009 California child care portfolio
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2009
San Francisco: California Child Care Resource and Referral Network.

A presentation of statewide and county-by-county statistics of child care supply and demand, costs, and the availability of licensed child care providers in the state of California

Other

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The ABCD Story: A model for learning
BTW Informing Change, January, 2009
(Report to the Community Issue VII). San Francisco: Low Income Investment Fund.

A description of the Affordable Buildings for Children?s Development (ABCD) Initiative and its influence on the promotion of the structural quality of child care and early education facilities in California, with a focus on the financing, capacity building, development assistance, and advocacy program components of the initiative

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Accelerating achievement through summer learning
National Summer Learning Association,
Baltimore: National Summer Learning Association.

In addition to 13 case studies of diverse program models, this report includes a look at key research on what works in summer learning and an overview of supportive state policies. While the case studies focus on specific providers, the key themes and success factors are transferable to many settings and programs. (author abstract)

Other

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Accelerating achievement through summer learning [Executive summary]
National Summer Learning Association,
Baltimore: National Summer Learning Association.

Profiling thirteen diverse and promising models, Accelerating Achievement demonstrates how high-quality summer learning programs address a variety of K-12 education priorities to deliver strong outcomes for children, youth and educators. (author abstract)

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Achieving high-quality child care: How ten programs deliver excellence parents can afford
Kinch, Amy; Schweinhart, Lawrence J.,
Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

A study of the characteristics and fundamentals of a high quality and affordable early childhood program by highlighting ten highly-rated child care programs

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Achieving a high-quality preschool teachers corps: A focus on California
Calderon, Miriam E., 2005
(Issue Brief No. 14). Washington, DC: National Council of La Raza.

An issue brief discussing issues related to increasing California's preschool teachers' effectiveness, including the recruitment of young Hispanic Americans, job requirements, and funding for professional education

Other

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Advancing the professional development system for California's early care and education workforce
RAND Corporation, 2012
(RB-9638-PF/BECF). Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.

A summary of an examination of the characteristics and funding of the professional development system for early care and education in California

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After-school programs that promote child and adolescent development: Summary of a workshop
National Research Council (U.S.); Institute of Medicine (U.S.), 2000
Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Other

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Alaska's child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of April 16, 2013).

Overview of an analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with related data from Alaska

Fact Sheets & Briefs

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America's child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Newman, Sanford; Sherman, Lawrence W.; Christeson, William; et al., January, 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

A review and analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with an emphasis on program quality and the need for public investment

Other

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Arizona's child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of September 18, 2013.)

Overview of an analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with related data from Arizona

Fact Sheets & Briefs

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Arkansas' child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of August 29, 2013).

Overview of an analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with related data from Arkansas

Fact Sheets & Briefs

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Assessing child-care quality with a telephone interview
Holloway, Susan D.; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; et al., 2001
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 16(2), 165-189

A test of the viability of telephone surveys as an alternative to direct observation methods to assess quality in child care sites, based on a comparison of assessments of 89 family child-care homes and 92 centers using both methods

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Assessing the feasibility of family loans for early care and education: Technical report
Davis, Jerry S.; Wohlford, Jill, 2001
Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation for Education.

An inquiry into the feasibility of adapting higher education loan programs for use by families to fund early childhood education and care

Other

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Assessing the New Federalism
Weil, Alan,
Washington, DC: Urban Institute

A multi-year, multi-pronged project that analyzes state policy choices, including policy development and implementation, and family well-being in the context of the significant devolution of responsibility for social programs from the federal government to the states

Major Research Projects

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Attending kindergarten and already behind: A statistical portrait of vulnerable young children
Wertheimer, Richard; Hair, Elizabeth C.; Croan, Tara; et al., 2003
(Research Brief No. 2003-20). Washington, DC: Child Trends.

An analysis of vulnerable kindergarten students during the 1998-1999 school year using data from the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Cohort.

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Badging: Considerations and potential ahead for the early childhood workforce
National Workforce Registry Alliance,
(Paper 3 of 3). Washington, DC: National Workforce Registry Alliance.

This paper discusses the concept of badging, which would allow members of the early childhood workforce to track and validate their learning in both formal and informal settings, for the early childhood workforce.

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Be all that we can be: Lessons from the military for improving our nation's child care system
Campbell, Nancy D.; Martinson, Karin; Martin, Emily; et al., 2000
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

An examination of ways in which the military made significant improvements in its child care system, including the military?s approach to improving quality, keeping care affordable for parents, and expanding availability, with lessons on how similar improvements might be made in civilian child care

Other

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Be all that we can be: Lessons from the military for improving our nation's child care system: 2004 follow-up
Pomper, Kate; Campbell, Nancy D.; Blank, Helen; et al., 2005
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

Highlights from a 2004 follow-up study on the military’s systematic approach to quality child care by the National Women’s Law Center

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Beyond homes and centers: The workforce in three California early childhood infrastructure organizations
Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura; Kipnis, Fran; et al., 2010
Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.

A profile of workers in three types early childhood infrastructure organizations--child care resource and referral agencies, First 5 commissions, and child care coordinators--based on a survey of 1,558 workers in infrastructure organizations in California in 2009

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Beyond homes and centers: The workforce in three California early childhood infrastructure organizations: Executive summary
Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura; Kipnis, Fran; et al., 2010
Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.

A summary of a profile of workers in three types early childhood infrastructure organizations--child care resource and referral agencies, First 5 commissions, and child care coordinators--based on a survey of 1,558 workers in infrastructure organizations in California in 2009

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Beyond the usual suspects: Developing new allies to invest in school readiness
Bruner, Charles, 2004
Des Moines, IA: State Early Childhood Policy Technical Assistance Network.

A resource brief for child care advocates that offered new strategies for recruiting different people and organizations to invest in early childhood education

Other

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Bridging gaps to advance the early childhood workforce of today, and the future
National Workforce Registry Alliance,
(Paper 1 of 3). Washington, DC: National Workforce Registry Alliance.

This paper discusses the concept of digital badges, which would allow members of the early childhood workforce to track and validate their learning in both formal and informal settings.

Fact Sheets & Briefs

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Broadening the context: Background for discussion of California child care policy options
Child Care Law Center (San Francisco, Calif.), 2001
San Francisco: Child Care Law Center.

An overview of California’s child care subsidy system, with public policy recommendations for the improvement of the state’s early childhood education and care system

Other

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Buenos principios: Latino children in the earliest years of life
Calderon, Miriam E., 2007
Washington, DC: National Council of La Raza.

An overview of demographic and school readiness characteristics of the Latino infant and toddler population in the United States, with an examination of four federally-funded early childhood education programs that address Latino families' early childhood needs

Other

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Buenos principios: Latino children in the earliest years of life [Executive summary]
Calderon, Miriam E., 2007
Washington, DC: National Council of La Raza.

A summary of an overview of demographic and school readiness characteristics of the Latino infant and toddler population in the United States, with an examination of four federally-funded early childhood education programs that address Latino families' early childhood needs

Executive Summary

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Build the future: Readying our youngest citizens for school success
Association for Children of New Jersey,
Newark, NJ: Association for Children of New Jersey.

A description of indicators identified by the New Jersey School Readiness Indicators Initiative to support optimal outcomes of children’s school success, including a discussion of the need for readily prepared children, families, early care and education programs, schools, and communities for children's entering school

Other

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Building bridges from prekindergarten to infants and toddlers: A preliminary look at issues in four states
Lombardi, Joan; Cohen, Julie; Chernoff, Jodi Jacobson; et al., 2004
Washington, DC: Zero to Three Policy Center.

A brief exploring infant-toddler and prekindergarten interactions through interviews with early childhood leaders in Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York

Other

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Building an early learning system: The ABCs of planning and governance structure
Bruner, Charles; Wright, Michelle S.; Gebhard, Barbara; et al., 2004
Des Moines, IA: State Early Childhood Policy Technical Assistance Network.

An overview of planning, governance, and management strategies that states can use to develop early learning systems

Other

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Building the foundation for bright futures: Final report of the NGA task force on school readiness
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

Other

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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

Reports & Papers

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Building a stronger child care workforce: A review of studies of the effectiveness of public compensation initiatives
Park-Jadotte, Jennifer; Gault, Barbara; Golin, Stacie; et al., 2002
(IWPR Publication No. G711). Washington, DC: Institute for Women's Policy Research.

A review of studies on the role of child care provider compensation initiatives in increasing income, education, and retention in the child care workforce the United States

Other

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California Afterschool Outcome Measures Project Online Toolbox
California Afterschool Outcome Measures Project,
Irvine, CA: California Afterschool Outcome Measures Project

Instruments

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California's child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2001
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of September 12, 2012)

A review and analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates in California, with an emphasis on program quality and the need for public investment

Other

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California communities aiming for quality in early learning: Focus: Fresno
Jackson, Sarah, March, 2016
Washington, DC: New America Foundation.

This series examines how three communities in California are reforming the way early childhood programs work and the way teachers are trained. The profiles give a snapshot of places poised to make significant improvements to their early childhood workforce: Oakland, Fresno, and a school district in San Jose. Over the next few years, New America will observe and learn from these communities, explaining how to improve teaching and learning at a level robust enough to provide a solid foundation for young children's growth and development. We will also be reporting on California over the next year at EdCentral.org. A corollary report, Not Golden Yet: Building a Workforce for Young Children in California, published in September, sets the context for statewide policies that affect these communities. (author abstract)

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California communities aiming for quality in early learning: Focus: Oakland
Jackson, Sarah, March, 2016
Washington, DC: New America Foundation.

This series examines how three communities in California are reforming the way early childhood programs work and the way teachers are trained. The profiles give a snapshot of places poised to make significant improvements to their early childhood workforce: Oakland, Fresno, and a school district in San Jose. Over the next few years, New America will observe and learn from these communities, explaining how to improve teaching and learning at a level robust enough to provide a solid foundation for young children's growth and development. We will also be reporting on California over the next year at EdCentral.org. A corollary report, Not Golden Yet: Building a Workforce for Young Children in California, published in September, sets the context for statewide policies that affect these communities. (author abstract)

Fact Sheets & Briefs

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California communities aiming for quality in early learning: Focus: San Jose
Jackson, Sarah, March, 2016
Washington, DC: New America Foundation.

This series examines how three communities in California are reforming the way early childhood programs work and the way teachers are trained. The profiles give a snapshot of places poised to make significant improvements to their early childhood workforce: Oakland, Fresno, and a school district in San Jose. Over the next few years, New America will observe and learn from these communities, explaining how to improve teaching and learning at a level robust enough to provide a solid foundation for young children's growth and development. We will also be reporting on California over the next year at EdCentral.org. A corollary report, Not Golden Yet: Building a Workforce for Young Children in California, published in September, sets the context for statewide policies that affect these communities. (author abstract)

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California early childhood educator career ladder project: Final report
Stevenson, Carol, November, 2011
Early Childhood Professional Development and Education Collaborative.

This document summarizes the results of a survey which collects input on the potential design of a career ladder for the early childhood education (ECE) workforce in California. Data were collected via questionnaires and focus groups involving over 3,000 ECE stakeholders throughout the state.

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Can child care assistance in welfare and employment programs support the employment of low-income families?
Gennetian, Lisa A.; Crosby, Danielle A.; Huston, Aletha C.; et al., 2004
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 23(4), 723-743

An investigation of different welfare and employment programs with child care assistance policies and their effects on employment rates and child care decisions of low income families

Reports & Papers

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Center-based child care staff in Alameda County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura; Duff, Brian; et al., 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in Alameda County, California; one in a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in seven different California counties

Reports & Papers

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Center-based child care staff in Kern County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura; Duff, Brian; et al., 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in Kern County, California; one in a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in seven different California counties

Reports & Papers

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Center-based child care staff in Monterey County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura; Duff, Brian; et al., 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in Monterey County, California; one in a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in seven different California counties

Reports & Papers

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Center-based child care staff in Santa Clara County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura; Duff, Brian; et al., 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in Santa Clara County, California; one in a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in seven different California counties

Reports & Papers

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Center-based child care staff in Santa Cruz County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura; Duff, Brian; et al., 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

A survey of Santa Cruz County's licensed child care centers supplied information on center staff and turnover rate, educational preparations, wages, retirement benefits, and collective bargaining status

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Center-based child care staff in San Benito County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura; Kipnis, Fran; et al., 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in San Benito County, California; one in the second round of a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in different California counties

Reports & Papers

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Center-based child care staff in San Francisco County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura; Duff, Brian; et al., 2003
Washington, DC: The Center for the Child Care Workforce.

A survey of San Francisco County's licensed child care centers supplied information on center staff and turnover rate, educational preparations, wages, retirement benefits, and collective bargaining status

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