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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

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Can teacher training in classroom management make a difference for children's experience in preschool?: A preview of findings from the Foundations of Learning demonstration
Morris, Pamela A., September, 2009
New York: MDRC.

Preliminary findings from Newark, New Jersey, sites of an implementation and random-assignment impact evaluation of Foundations of Learning (FOL), a preschool teacher training intervention to support children's behavioral and emotional development, that examined FOL effects on children's behavior and classroom management and instruction

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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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Losing the safety net: How a time-limited welfare policy affects families at risk of reaching time limits
Morris, Pamela A., March 2009
Developmental Psychology, 45(2), 383-400

An account of the development of a risk index for single mothers at risk of reaching the time limit of a welfare program, and a study of the effect of welfare transition time limits on child care choice, parental employment and income, quality of home environment, parental aggravation and depression, parenting harshness, parental monitoring of children, children's health, behavior, and engagement and achievement in school, among families likely to reach welfare time limits, based on data collected in Escambia County, Florida during the implementation of the state's Family Transition Program (FTP)

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Promoting preschool quality through effective classroom management: Implementation lessons from the Foundations of Learning demonstration
Lloyd, Chrishana M., December, 2009
New York: MDRC.

An examination of the impact of the implementation of the Foundations of Learning (FOL) program, a teacher-oriented classroom management intervention for preschool teachers that includes in-class clinical consultations, on teachers’ ability to manage children’s behavior and deal with stress, based on data on a sample of teachers from 26 FOL demonstration classrooms and 25 control classrooms in Newark, New Jersey

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Providing information on infant/toddler care: Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care research-based rationale
Matthews, Hannah, March, 2009
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on the importance of accessible child care information for parents, with recommendations for ensuring linguistically and culturally appropriate information is available to them

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Staffed support networks and quality in family child care: Findings from the Family Child Care Network Impact Study
Bromer, Juliet, May, 2009
Chicago: Herr Research Center.

A study of the relationship between child care quality and family child care provider membership in staffed networks--programs that use paid staff to deliver services and support to providers, based on comparisons of quality among licensed family child care providers in Chicago, including 80 providers affiliated with staffed networks, 40 unaffiliated providers, and 30 providers affiliated with provider-led support associations which do not use paid staff

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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.

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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Strengthening benefit-cost analysis for early childhood interventions: Workshop summary
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Strengthening Benefit-Cost Methodology for the Evaluation of Early Childhood Interventions, 2009
Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

A discussion of proceedings from a workshop with a focus on the importance of accurate, in-depth benefit-cost analysis in the recommendation of early childhood intervention policies

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