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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.

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At what age should children enter kindergarten?: A question for policy makers and parents
Stipek, Deborah J., 2003
Social Policy Report, 16(2)

A review of findings of research on the effects of school entrance age on academic achievement

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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 policy reform and the employment of single mothers
Bainbridge, Jay, 2003
Social Science Quarterly, 84(4), 771-791

An examination of the effect of growth in child care subsidies, from 1991 through 1996, on employment rates of single mothers, using data from the 1992 through 1997 March Current Population Surveys

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Childcare subsidies and the transition from welfare to work
Danziger, Sandra K., 2003
(National Poverty Center Working Paper Series No. 03-11). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, National Poverty Center.

A study of the role of subsidies in parental transitions from welfare to the workforce in Michigan, using post-1996 data from The Women’s Employment Study (WES)

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Child care subsidies promote mothers' employment and children's development
Henry, Colleen, 2003
(IWPR Publication No. G714). Washington, DC: Institute for Women's Policy Research.

An exploration of factors associated with the occupational outcomes of urban low income mothers, including child care problems, household characteristics, type of child care used, race/ethnicity, neighborhood characteristics, welfare status, and subsidy usage, based on data collected from a sample of 1,072 low income mothers from poor Philadelphia neighborhoods

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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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The cost of universal access to quality preschool in Illinois: A report to Governor George H. Ryan's Task Force on Universal Access to Preschool
Golin, Stacie, 2003
(IWPR No. G712). Washington, DC: Institute for Women's Policy Research.

An analysis of the cost of universal access to preschool program quality in Illinois

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The cost of universal access to quality preschool in Illinois: A report to Governor George H. Ryan's Task Force on Universal Access to Preschool [Executive summary]
Golin, Stacie, 2003
(IWPR No. G712). Washington, DC: Institute for Women's Policy Research.

A summary of a study of the cost of providing universal quality preschool provision in Illinois

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Doting on kids: Understanding quality in kith and kin child care
Porter, Toni, 2003
New York: Bank Street College of Education, Institute for a Child Care Continuum. (No longer accessible as of December 10, 2012).

A report on kith and kin child care providers' perceptions of child care quality

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Doting on kids: Understanding quality in kith and kin child care [Executive summary]
Porter, Toni, 2003
New York: Bank Street College of Education, Institute for a Child Care Continuum.

An investigation of the quality of kith and kin child care, based upon data gathered from focus group discussions with kith and kin child care providers

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Do you believe in magic?: What can we expect from early childhood intervention programs
Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne, 2003
Social Policy Report, 17(1)

A brief on the development of vulnerable children and the efficacy of early intervention program for altering their development

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The effects of welfare and employment policies on child care use by low-income young mothers
Gassman-Pines, Anna, 2003
(Next Generation Working Paper Series No. 19). New York: MDRC.

A study examining the welfare and employer child care policies on low income young mothers, using data from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies (NEWWS), Florida?s Family Transition Program (FTP) and the Minnesota?s Family Investment Program (MFIP)

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The effects of welfare policy on child care decisions: Evidence from ten experimental welfare-to-work programs
Robins, Philip K., 2003
(Next Generation Working Paper Series No. 18). New York: MDRC.

A study examining the child care choices made by families on welfare due to changes in welfare policies by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA)

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Essential but often ignored: Child care providers in the subsidy system
Adams, Gina, 2003
(Occasional Paper No. 63). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

An analysis of subsidy policies and practices that affect providers serving subsidized families, focusing on the amount providers are paid to care for subsidized children and how providers experience the subsidy system

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Getting help with child care expenses
Giannarelli, Linda, 2003
(Occasional Paper No. 62). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

An analysis of the relationship between child care help and child care expenses for working families between 1997 and 1999

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Inequality in pre-school education and school readiness
Magnuson, Katherine A., 2003
New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

A study examining links between center or school-based preschool attendance and factors that contribute to school readiness and success, including reading and math skills, and suggests that school success gaps between children from high to middle and middle to low income families may be narrowed or eliminated by sending all children to preschool using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study- Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K)

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Instability in child care: Ethnographic evidence from working poor families in the New Hope intervention
Lowe, Edward D., 2003
(Next Generation Working Paper Series No. 15). New York: MDRC.

A study of the influence of financial and material resources, social network supports, interpersonal balance in the family, family goals and values, and the stability of the daily routine in changes or stability in child care choices, using data from the New Hope intervention

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Latino families and child care preferences in metropolitan Chicago: ''We need more day care centers''
Illinois Facilities Fund, 2003
Chicago: Illinois Facilities Fund.

A survey of 117 Spanish-speaking Latina mothers' expectations of out-of-home care for their preschool children in the Chicago metro area

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Left unsupervised: A look at the most vulnerable children
Vandivere, Sharon, 2003
(Research Brief No. 2003-05). Washington, DC: Child Trends.

A data analysis of a national survey of families examining characteristics and family circumstances of low income children and youngest school age children who are left unsupervised

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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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Moving towards a system: The community profiles factbook
Illinois Facilities Fund, 2003
Chicago: Illinois Facilities Fund.

An early childhood program needs assessment conducted for each Illinois county and municipality

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Moving towards a system: Tools, benchmarks, and standards
Illinois Facilities Fund, 2003
Chicago: Illinois Facilities Fund.

Early care and education needs assessment information from the neediest 10 municipalities and the neediest 10 counties in Illinois

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Moving towards a system: Tools, benchmarks, and standards: Preview
Illinois Facilities Fund, 2003
Chicago: Illinois Facilities Fund.

A summary of an early childhood program needs assessment conducted for the highest-need Illinois counties and municipalities

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New hope for children and families: Five-year results of a program to reduce poverty and reform welfare: Executive summary
Huston, Aletha C., 2003
New York: MDRC.

A summary of research findings evaluating a program designed to assist low income people secure employment and reduce poverty

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