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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Building bridges from prekindergarten to infants and toddlers: A preliminary look at issues in four states
Lombardi, Joan, 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

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Building an early learning system: The ABCs of planning and governance structure
Bruner, Charles, 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

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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

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Building a stronger child care workforce: A review of studies of the effectiveness of public compensation initiatives
Park-Jadotte, Jennifer, 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

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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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Child care assistance under welfare reform: Early responses by the states
Long, Sharon K., 1998
(Occasional Paper No. 15). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

An exploration of the child care assistance system in place just before the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) and states’ use of the increased freedom of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) to develop new systems of assistance

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Child care funding and policy issues
Kaplan, Jan, 2002
(Reauthorization Notes Vol. 2 No. 1). Washington, DC: Finance Project.

A brief on issues surrounding and proposed policies concerning child care policy and funding

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Child care subsidy policies and practices: Implications for child care providers
Adams, Gina, 2003
(Series A, No. A-57). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A study of subsidy policies and practices that can shape the experiences of providers serving subsidized children, especially the way providers’ pay and their ability to navigate the subsidy system affect their participation in the system, the quality of child care, and their financial stability; based on interviews and site visits in 17 sites

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Child welfare and school readiness: Making the link for vulnerable children
McCart, Linda, 2003
Des Moines, IA: State Early Childhood Policy Technical Assistance Network.

Information on early childhood policy initiatives available to state policy makers for linking welfare and school readiness initiatives in the United States

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Clearing a career path: Lessons from two communities in promoting higher education access for the early care and education workforce: Alameda and Santa Clara Counties, California
Dukakis, Kara, 2006
Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.

An examination of efforts in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties, California, to promote development of the child care and early education workforce through participation in higher education

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Colorado's school readiness indicators: Making progress for young children
Colorado School Readiness Indicators Task Force, 2004
Denver: Colorado Children's Campaign.

A study of a set of indicators to measure the school readiness of the children from birth to eight years of age and their families in the communities in which they live in Colorado

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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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