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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

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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

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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

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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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Achieving high-quality child care: How ten programs deliver excellence parents can afford
Kinch, Amy,
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

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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.), 2000
Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

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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


America's child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Newman, Sanford, 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

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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


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

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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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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


Attending kindergarten and already behind: A statistical portrait of vulnerable young children
Wertheimer, Richard, 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.

Fact Sheets & Briefs


Be all that we can be: Lessons from the military for improving our nation's child care system
Campbell, Nancy D., 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

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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, 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, 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, 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

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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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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

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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

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