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2003 report on child care in Cook County: Elements of child care supply and demand
Action for Children, 2004
Chicago: Action for Children. (No longer accessible as of August 28, 2013).

An analysis for fiscal year 2003 of child care supply and demand in Cook County, IL.

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2005 report on child care in Cook County: Elements of child care supply and demand [Executive summary]
Illinois Action for Children, 2006
Chicago: Illinois Action for Children.

A summary of an examination of the disconnect between child care supply and demand in Cook County, Illinois, with a focus on affordability and hours of care needed by parents

Executive Summary


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 after-school choice: The prime time for juvenile crime or youth enrichment and achievement
Newman, Sanford, 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of September 14, 2012)

An overview of After School programs in the United States outlining the need for programs, current state of programs and calls for further research, presented by Fight Crime, an advocacy organization

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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

Other


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

Fact Sheets & Briefs


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


Assessing quality in family, friend and neighbor care: The Child Care Assessment Tool for Relatives
Porter, Toni, 2006
New York: Bank Street College of Education, Institute for a Child Care Continuum. (No longer accessible as of October 10, 2012).

A paper describing the Child Care Assessment Tool for Relatives, an instrument designed to measure quality of child care provided by relatives, in terms of its development and the results of a field test where it was used with low income relative caregivers

Reports & Papers


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


Balancing accessibility and safety in child care through regulations
Currie, Janet,
JCPR Policy Briefs, 4(1).

An inquiry into the correlation between provider education, child care regulations, and the safety of children in child care programs

Fact Sheets & Briefs


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.

Congress' reauthorization of Head Start and Early Head Start in 2007, when fully funded, will present new opportunities for building on and expanding EHS that states should capture. Some states have taken action to expand and enhance Early Head Start services for infants, toddlers, and their families. This brief is an in-depth study of these state efforts, and includes an analysis of the lessons learned from state experiences and recommendations to help other states expand the reach of Early Head Start. (author abstract)

Reports & Papers


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

Fact Sheets & Briefs


The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
Matthews, Hannah, May, 2007
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A study of the child care and early education participation of children of immigrants and barriers to accessing child care and early education services for immigrant families, based on interviews with local leaders, policymakers, child care and early education service providers, and immigrant parents conducted during community site visits

Reports & Papers


The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families [Executive summary]
Matthews, Hannah, May, 2007
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A summary of a study of the child care and early education participation of children of immigrants and barriers to accessing child care and early education services for immigrant families, based on interviews with local leaders, policymakers, child care and early education service providers, and immigrant parents conducted during community site visits

Executive Summary


Child care and early education: The effects of professional development efforts and compensation on quality of early care and education services
Lowenstein, Amy E., March, 2004
(Child Care and Early Education: Research and Policy Series Report No. 2). Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures.

An overview of the relationship between high quality early care and education and teachers' formal education, specialized training and compensation

Other


Child care and early education: The effects of regulation on the quality of early care and education
Ochshorn, Susan, March, 2004
(Child Care and Early Education: Research and Policy Series Report No. 3). Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures

A review of recent research and policy on child care and early education program regulation, including information on current state regulatory strategies and processes in areas such as staff child ratios, staff training, safety, and physical environments

Other


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

Reports & Papers


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Childcare subsidies and the transition from welfare to work
Danziger, Sandra K., 2004
Family Relations, 53(2), 219-228

A study of the relationship between child care subsidy receipt and mothers' work experiences of welfare recipients in an urban Michigan county

Reports & Papers


Children of current and former welfare recipients: Similarly at risk
Tout, Kathryn, 2002
Washington, DC: Child Trends.

A brief comparing the children of welfare recipients and welfare leavers on indicators of health, social behavior, and school engagement

Fact Sheets & Briefs


Colorado'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 Colorado

Fact Sheets & Briefs


Comprehensive services: Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care research-based rationale
Hoffmann, Elizabeth, March, 2009
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on the importance of comprehensive health, mental health, and family support services for infants and toddlers, with recommendations for coordinating and integrating these services with child care services

Fact Sheets & Briefs


Connecticut'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 25, 2013)

Overview of an analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with related data from Connecticut

Fact Sheets & Briefs


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

Fact Sheets & Briefs


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