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Early childhood educator competencies: A literature review of current best practices, and a public input process on next steps for California
University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, February, 2008
Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.

A review of states' practices for developing a set of competencies for early childhood educators and feedback from California's early care and education field on developing a set of educator competencies for California

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Effectively expanding California's after school system: Overcoming the workforce supply obstacle
Children Now (Organization), March, 2008
Oakland, CA: Children Now.

A discussion of staffing challenges facing after school programs in California as a result of increased state after school funding

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The effects of Oklahoma’s pre-K program on Hispanic children
Gormley, Jr., William T., December 2008
Social Science Quarterly, 89(4), 916-936

An assessment of the effects of Oklahoma’s universal prekindergarten program on the learning gains of Hispanic students in Tulsa, based on an experimental group of 274 students who have completed prekindergarten and a control group of 333 students about to enter prekindergarten

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The effects of Oklahoma's universal pre-kindergarten program on Hispanic children
Gormley, Jr., William T., June 2008
Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Center for Research on Children in the United States.

A summary of a study of the impacts of Oklahoma's publicly-funded, universal prekindergarten program on the early reading, writing, and math skills of Hispanic students in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Increasing access to preschool: Recommendations for reducing barriers to providing full-day, full-year programs
Children Now (Organization), October, 2008
Oakland, CA: Children Now.

A discussion of barriers to and policy recommendations for increasing the availability of full-day, full-year preschool programs in California through the coordination and integration of public funding streams

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Partnering for preschool: A study of center directors in New Jersey's mixed-delivery Abbott Program [Executive summary]
Whitebook, Marcy, February, 2008
Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.

A summary of a study of the perspectives on program participation, implementation, and improvement of directors of child care and Head Start centers participating in the New Jersey Abbott Preschool Program, a publicly-funded, high-quality preschool program for children in high-poverty school districts, based on in-depth interviews with directors

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Partnering for preschool: A study of center directors in New Jersey's mixed-delivery Abbott Program [Research report]
Whitebook, Marcy, February, 2008
Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.

A study of the perspectives on program participation, implementation, and improvement of directors of child care and Head Start centers participating in the New Jersey Abbott Preschool Program, a publicly-funded, high-quality preschool program for children in high-poverty school districts, based on in-depth interviews with directors

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Prepared to learn: The nature and quality of early care and education for preschool-age children in California
Karoly, Lynn A., 2008
(TR-539-PF/WKKF/PEW/NIEER/WCJVSF/LAUP). Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.

The third component of a multicomponent study of preschool education in California, which focuses on the features of child care and early education arrangements of preschool-age children in California, based on a representative survey of parents in California, and on the features of and quality of care in child care centers in California, based on interviews with and observations of center-based providers

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Prepared to learn: The nature and quality of early care and education for preschool-age children in California [Executive summary]
Karoly, Lynn A., 2008
(TR-539-PF/WKKF/PEW/NIEER/WCJVSF/LAUP). Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.

A summary of the third component of a multicomponent study of preschool education in California, which focuses on the features of child care and early education arrangements of preschool-age children in California, based on a representative survey of parents in California, and on the features of and quality of care in child care centers in California, based on interviews with and observations of center-based providers

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Preschool programs can boost school readiness
Gormley, Jr., William T., June 2008
(CROCUS Working Paper No. 12). Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Center for Research on Children in the United States.

A study comparing the impacts on children's early reading, writing, and math skills of participating in Head Start or participating in Oklahoma's universal prekindergarten program, and relating the variation in impacts to differences in classroom practices in the programs

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Preschool programs can boost school readiness
Gormley, Jr., William T., June 27, 2008
Science, 320, 1723-1724

A comparison of the academic skills of experimental groups of 1,264 children completing public prekindergarten and 327 children completing Head Start programs and control groups of 1,492 children entering public prekindergarten and 483 children entering Head Start programs in Tulsa

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Room for improvement in the use of high-quality preschool programs for California's children
Karoly, Lynn A., 2008
(RB-9358-PF/WKKF/PEW/NIEER/WCJVSF/LAUP). Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.

A summary of the third component of a multicomponent study of preschool education in California, which focuses on the features of child care and early education arrangements of preschool-age children in California, based on a representative survey of parents in California, and on the features of and quality of care in child care centers in California, based on interviews with and observations of center-based providers

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Supporting online material for: Preschool programs can boost school readiness
Gormley, Jr., William T., July 01, 2008
Science, 320

Supplemental material to a comparison of the academic skills of experimental groups of 1,264 children completing public prekindergarten and 327 children completing Head Start programs and control groups of 1,492 children entering public prekindergarten and 483 children entering Head Start programs in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Who drops out of Early Head Start home visiting programs?
Roggman, Lori A., 2008
Early Education and Development, 19(4), 574-599

An examination of the timing, factors, and predictors of the discontinuance of participation in Early Head Start home-based programs, based on a sample of 564 families

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Young adult outcomes of the Abecedarian and CARE early childhood educational interventions
Campbell, Frances A., Q4 2008
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 23(4), 452-466

A longitudinal study of the educational, vocational, health, and social outcomes of participants in the Carolina Approach to Responsive Education (Project CARE) preschool program, and a comparison of their outcomes with those of participants in the Abecedarian program

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