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Assessing child-care quality with a telephone interview
Holloway, Susan D., 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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Child care aid and quality for California families: Focusing on San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties
Fuller, Bruce, 2001
(Working Paper Series 01-2). Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A report on subsidy use and quality of child care selected by single mother welfare recipients in San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties, California

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Child care quality: Centers and home settings that serve poor families
Fuller, Bruce, 2004
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 19(4), 505-527

A multi-site, longitudinal study examining the quality of child care settings chosen by low-income mothers enrolled in welfare-to-work programs

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Explaining local variability in child care quality: State funding and regulation in California
Fuller, Bruce, 2003
Early Education and Development, 14(1), 47-66

An examination of the quality of child care centers in low income and working class communities, based on a survey of 170 directors in three California counties

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Families and child care: Divergent viewpoints
Holloway, Susan D., 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 98-115

An overview of two perspectives on the respective roles of families and preschools in socialization and the education of young children

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Growing Up in Poverty Project 
Fuller, Bruce,
Berkeley, CA: Policy Analysis for California Education

A longitudinal study of the effects of mothers moving from welfare-to-work on their economic well-being, home environment, child care quality and use, and their young children's early development

Major Research Projects


How to expand and improve preschool in California: Ideals, evidence, and policy options
Fuller, Bruce, 2005
(Working Paper 05-1). Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A policy report of ways to improve California's preschool programs in terms of administration, public funding, and multicultural curricula

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How to expand and improve preschool in California: Ideals, evidence, and policy options [Executive summary]
Fuller, Bruce, 2005
(Working Paper 05-1). Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

An executive summary of a policy report of ways to improve California's preschool programs in terms of administration, public funding, and multicultural curricula

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How welfare reform affects young children: Experimental findings from Connecticut
Loeb, Susanna, 2003
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 22(4), 537-550

A study of the effects of mothers’ rising employment levels and program participation on young children’s early learning and cognitive growth, comparing participant outcomes in Connecticut’s Jobs First program and a traditional welfare program

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New lives for poor families?: Mothers and young children move through welfare reform: The Growing Up in Poverty Project: Wave 2 findings: California, Connecticut, and Florida: Executive summary
Fuller, Bruce, 2002
Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A summary of a study of 948 mothers and their preschool-age children who entered new welfare-to-work programs in California, Connecticut, and Florida

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New lives for poor families?: Mothers and young children move through welfare reform: The Growing Up in Poverty Project: Wave 2 findings: California, Connecticut, and Florida: Technical report
Fuller, Bruce, 2002
Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A study of the long-term effects of welfare reform on mothers' employment, children's development, and family well-being among a sample of mothers and preschool-age children who entered new welfare programs in California, Connecticut, and Florida

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Preschool and child-care quality in California neighborhoods: Policy success, remaining gaps
Fuller, Bruce, 2001
(Working Paper No. 01-3). Berkeley, CA: Policy Analysis for California Education.

An exploration of the variances in quality in child care centers in California, based on a survey of 170 center directors in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Clara counties

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Preschool for California's children: Promising benefits, unequal access
Bridges, Margaret, 2004
(Policy Brief 04-3). Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A discussion on which families gain access to center-based preschool programs, and whether attendance yields gains in early learning and social skills

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Standardized childhood: The political and cultural struggle over early education
Fuller, Bruce, 2007
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press

An examination of the debate surrounding the state-run expansion and standardization of preschool, based on ethnographic classroom-based research, case studies of universal preschool programs in Oklahoma and Los Angeles, and a critical review of empirical research

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Strengthening the early childhood workforce: How wage incentives may boost training and job stability
Bridges, Margaret, November, 2011
Early Education and Development, 22(6), 1009-1029

A study of the levels of completed training and rates of job turnover for 2,783 preschool staff participants in the Matching Funds for Child-care Retention Incentive Program for Early Care and Education Staff (CRI) in several California counties

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