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Building on the promise: State initiatives to expand access to Early Head Start for young children and their families
Schumacher, Rachel, April, 2008
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A study of state efforts to expand and enhance Early Head Start services, based on in-depth interviews with state program administrators

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Building on the promise: State initiatives to expand access to Early Head Start for young children and their families [Executive summary]
Schumacher, Rachel, April, 2008
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A summary of a study of state efforts to expand and enhance Early Head Start services, based on in-depth interviews with state program administrators

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Build supply of quality care: Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care research-based rationale
Schumacher, Rachel, September, 2008
(Recommendation No. 13). Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on the importance of high-quality child care arrangements for healthy child development, with policy recommendations for increasing the supply of high-quality child care arrangements

Fact Sheets & Briefs


Center ratios and group sizes: Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care research-based rationale
Schumacher, Rachel, August, 2008
(Recommendation No. 6). Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on the relationship of child-adult ratio and group size to child care center quality for infants and toddlers, with policy recommendations for ensuring that ratios and group sizes are small for infants and toddlers in child care centers

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Continuity of care: Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care research-based rationale
Schumacher, Rachel, August, 2008
(Recommendation No. 3). Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on the relationship of continuity of care to infant and toddler development, with policy recommendations for ensuring that infants and toddlers experience continuous relationships with caregivers

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Ensuring quality care for low-income babies: Contracting directly with providers to expand and improve infant and toddler care
Matthews, Hannah, July, 2008
(Child Care and Early Education Series Paper No. 3). Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An analysis of states' use of contracts to provide subsidized child care for infants and toddlers and the potential for contracts to improve the quality or increase the supply of child care, based on interviews with policymakers and contracted providers

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Establish core competencies
Schumacher, Rachel, November, 2009
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

Arguments for state child care licensing and regulatory agencies to establish a standard set of minimum core competencies to be possessed by early childhood educators and caregivers

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Family child care ratios and group sizes: Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care research-based rationale
Schumacher, Rachel, August, 2008
(Recommendation No. 7). Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on the relationship of child-adult ratio and group size to family child care quality for infants and toddlers, with policy recommendations for ensuring that ratios and group sizes are small for infants and toddlers in family child care

Fact Sheets & Briefs


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

Fact Sheets & Briefs


Meeting great expectations: Integrating early education program standards in child care
Schumacher, Rachel, 2003
(Foundation for Child Development Working Paper Series). Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A study focusing on integrating early education program standards and initiatives in child care to improve the school readiness of young children

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Promote health and safety
Schumacher, Rachel, April 2010
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A discussion of the need to promote the health and safety of infants and toddlers in child care settings

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Stable, quality subsidy policy: Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care research-based rationale
Schumacher, Rachel, September, 2008
(Recommendation No. 14). Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on the importance of stable, high-quality child care arrangements for healthy child development, with policy recommendations for ensuring that state child care subsidy policies support stable, high-quality child care arrangements

Fact Sheets & Briefs


State CCDBG plans to promote opportunities for babies & toddlers in child care
Lim, Teresa, December 2009
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

Highlights of a synthesis of state plans for the improvement of low-income children's access to child care through the use of Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) expenditures, with a focus on the increase of family engagement, the development of a support network for providers, and the improvement of family's access to comprehensive services to promote children's health and development

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State CCDBG plans to promote opportunities for babies & toddlers in child care
Lim, Teresa, December 2009
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A synthesis of state plans for the improvement of low-income children's access to child care through the use of Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) expenditures, with a focus on the increase of family engagement, the development of a support network for providers, and the improvement of family's access to comprehensive services to promote children's health and development

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State initiatives to promote early learning: Next steps in coordinating subsidized child care, Head Start, and state prekindergarten
Schumacher, Rachel, 2001
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

This document addresses the expanded funding for subsidized child care, the Head Start program, and in some states, prekindergarten initiatives. It describes the challenges facing Georgia, Massachusetts and Ohio in addressing the need to provide work supports for families and the need to address school readiness for all children. The paper also offers recommendations to these states.

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Untapped potential?: How states contract directly with providers to shore up child care choices for low-income families
Schumacher, Rachel, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A study of the use of contracting by child care state administrators in 24 statesto shore up child care choices for low-income families in 2002

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