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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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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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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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Building momentum--taking action: Southern states collaborate on child care financial aid and quality initiatives
Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, 2002
Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families.

A summary of efforts to implement the Southern Regional Task Force on Child Care Action plan to improve access to child care assistance for low income families in the South, based on a survey of Task Force members and summaries of a regional child care forum and state site visits

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Can child care assistance in welfare and employment programs support the employment of low-income families?
Gennetian, Lisa A., 2004
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 23(4), 723-743

An investigation of different welfare and employment programs with child care assistance policies and their effects on employment rates and child care decisions of low income families

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Center-based child care staff in Alameda County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in Alameda County, California; one in a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in seven different California counties

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Center-based child care staff in Kern County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in Kern County, California; one in a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in seven different California counties

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Center-based child care staff in Monterey County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in Monterey County, California; one in a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in seven different California counties

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Center-based child care staff in Santa Clara County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in Santa Clara County, California; one in a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in seven different California counties

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Center-based child care staff in Santa Cruz County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

A survey of Santa Cruz County's licensed child care centers supplied information on center staff and turnover rate, educational preparations, wages, retirement benefits, and collective bargaining status

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Center-based child care staff in San Benito County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in San Benito County, California; one in the second round of a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in different California counties

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Center-based child care staff in San Francisco County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: The Center for the Child Care Workforce.

A survey of San Francisco County's licensed child care centers supplied information on center staff and turnover rate, educational preparations, wages, retirement benefits, and collective bargaining status

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Center-based child care staff in San Mateo County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

A survey of San Mateo County's licensed child care centers supplied information on center staff and turnover rate, educational preparations, wages, retirement benefits, and collective bargaining status

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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 the development of behavior problems among economically disadvantaged children in middle childhood
Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth, September/October 2010
Child Development, 81(5), 1460-1474

A study of the relationship between low-income children's development of behavior problems during middle childhood and child care quality, extent and type of care, as well as an examination of child characteristics, gender, and race-ethnicity, as moderators of the development of behavior problems, based on data from 349 7- through 11-year-old participants in the Three-City Study

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Child care and employment: Evidence from random assignment studies of welfare and work programs
Gennetian, Lisa A., 2003
(Next Generation Working Paper Series No. 17). New York: MDRC.

An investigation into the effects of welfare reform policies and links between employment and child care choices, using data from random assignment pilot welfare programs begun between 1993 and 1996 in a variety of urban and rural areas in the United States

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Child care and low-income children's development: Direct and moderated effects
Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth, 2004
Child Development, 75(1), 296-312

A study determining the effect of child care quality on low-income children's cognitive and social development, utilizing data from the Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study

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Child care arrangements for children under five: Variation across states
Capizzano, Jeffrey, 2000
(Series B, No. B-7). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A study of the primary child care arrangements of children under five whose mothers are employed, as well as of the variations in patterns of child care arrangements by state, by the child's age, and by the income status of the child's family.

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Child care arrangements for toddlers and preschoolers: Are they different for youngest children?
Joesch, Jutta M., 2006
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21(3), 253-266

An analysis of child care arrangements for the youngest children of families, examining the effect of family characteristics on observed differences of child care arrangements

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Child care expenses of America's families
Giannarelli, Linda, 2000
(Occasional Paper No. 40). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A study of the child care expenses of working families with children under age 13, with particular attention to low-income families.

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Child care experiences in low-income communities: Developmental quality and maternal views
Li-Grining, Christine P., 2006
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21(2), 125-141

A study of child care quality in low-income urban communities, including types of child care used and degree to which settings met children’s and mothers’ needs, based on data from a longitudinal welfare study: Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study

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Child care needs assessment: 1999-2000 San Mateo County
Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County, 2000
San Mateo, CA: Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County.

An assessment of the supply of and demand for, as well as factors affecting access to, child care services in San Mateo County, California

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