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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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Assessing the feasibility of family loans for early care and education: Technical report
Davis, Jerry S., 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

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Broadening the context: Background for discussion of California child care policy options
Child Care Law Center, 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

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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

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Changes in Massachusetts welfare and work, child care, and child welfare systems
Kaye, Laura, 2001
(State Update No. 5). Washington DC: Urban Institute.

An overview of the changes in Massachusetts welfare policy as the focus shifts from families on welfare to those leaving welfare

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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 and its impact on California's economy: Executive summary and policy recommendations
National Economic Development and Law Center (U.S.), 2001
Oakland, CA: National Economic Development and Law Center.

A summary of an exploration of the economic impact of the licensed child care market in California

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Child care in the era of welfare reform: Quality, choices, and preferences
Coley, Rebekah L., 2001
(Policy Brief 01-04). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University.

An examination of the child care experiences of low income families in Boston, Chicago and San Antonio, and a discussion of the types of child care settings used to meet needs and preferences of families

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Children cared for by relatives: Who are they and how are they faring?
Ehrle, Jennifer, 2001
(Series B, No. B-28). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

An investigation into the well-being of children living in non-parental family arrangements, based of data from the National Survey of America’s Families (NSAF)

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Community endowment funds for early care and education: Technical report
Monroe, Helen, 2001
Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation for Education.

An outline of the process to create an endowment, and an exploration of the feasibility of using community-based endowments to fund early childhood education and care initiatives

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Current data on child care salaries and benefits in the United States: March 2001
Laverty, Kassin, 2001
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

A compilation of data on wages and benefits paid to providers of children’s early education and child care

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Does child care assistance matter?: The effects of welfare and employment programs on child care for preschool- and young school-aged children
Crosby, Danielle A., 2001
(The Next Generation Working Paper Series No. 3). New York: MDRC.

An examination of the effects of welfare and employment policies on child care outcomes for single parents, and their preschool- to young school-aged children, using data from experimental programs implemented between the late 1980s and the mid-1990s

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Does child care assistance matter?: The effects of welfare and employment programs on child care for very young children
Gennetian, Lisa A., 2001
(The Next Generation Working Paper Series No. 2). New York: MDRC.

An analysis of the effects of child care assistance on infant toddler child care use by low-income single-parent families, using data from five experimental evaluation studies of welfare and employment programs

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Does child care assistance matter?: The effects of welfare and employment programs on child care use: Executive summary
MDRC, 2001
New York: MDRC.

A summary of an inquiry into the effects of child care assistance offered through welfare programs on the child care decisions made by parents, based on data gathered from low-income parents participating in 21 employment programs

Executive Summary


Early care and education: Work support for families and development opportunity for young children
Tout, Kathryn, 2001
(Occasional Paper No. 51). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

An investigation into the use of nonparental care by families, based on information gathered from the National Survey of America’s Families (NSAF)

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The economic impact of the child care industry in California
Moss, Steven, Fall 2001
Oakland, CA: National Economic Development and Law Center.

An analysis of the economic impact of the California child care and early education industry in terms of its employment and gross receipts, as well as its role in supporting other industries and labor force participation

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A financial aid need analysis methodology for early care and education: Technical report
Vast, Teresa, 2001
Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation for Education.

A report on financial aid need methodology for the distribution of financial aid for early child care and education based on methods used in post-secondary education.

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Fragile lives, shattered dreams: A report of implementation of preschool education in New Jersey's Abbott districts
Barnett, W. Steven, 2001
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, Center for Early Education Research.

A critical account of the implementation of the Abbott preschool program in New Jersey, based on compliance and achievement data from the state’s 30 Abbott districts

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How to pay for child care?: Local innovations help working families
Carroll, Jude, 2001
Berkeley, CA: Policy Analysis for California Education.

An exploration of strategies to increase use of child care subsidies by low-income families

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Illinois Survey of Child Care
Brandon, Richard N., 2001
Seattle: University of Washington, Human Services Policy Center

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The impact of TANF funding on state child care subsidy programs
Schumacher, Rachel, 2001
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An inquiry into the programs and services supported by states’ reallocation of funds from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant

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The impact of TANF funding on state child care subsidy programs [Executive summary]
Schumacher, Rachel, 2001
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An executive summary of a paper on the issues arising out of using Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds for child care, with recommendations

Executive Summary


The impact of welfare reform on infants and toddlers, their families, and their communities: The role of Early Head Start and Head Start
Brookes, Sheila J., 2001
University of Missouri--Columbia, Center for Family Policy and Research.

A summary of the results from a qualitative study investigating the barriers parents experienced in moving from welfare to work and how the Early Head Start and Head Start programs provided resources to meet those needs

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Learning between systems: Adapting higher education financing methods to early care and education
Vast, Teresa, 2001
Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation for Education.

A program outlining a financial aid methodology and implementation strategy for early education, modeled on the financing of postsecondary education.

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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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