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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
Illinois Action for Children, 2006
Chicago: Illinois Action for Children.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Assessing the New Federalism: Eight years later
Golden, Olivia, 2005
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A compilation of findings from Assessing the New Federalism (ANF), a longitudinal survey-based project analyzing the effects of welfare reform in 1997, 1999, and 2002

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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

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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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Availability of child care in the United States: A description and analysis of data sources
Gordon, Rachel A., 2001
Demography, 38(2), 299-316

A description of various indicators of child care availability across United States communities released by the United States Census Bureau

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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

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Better for babies: A study of state infant and toddler child care policies
Schmit, Stephanie, August, 2013
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A study of state policies related to infant and toddler child care, including subsidies, licensing, quality, workforce, professional development, health, family support, and infant-toddler initiatives, based on a survey of state child care administrators

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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.

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)

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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

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Caring for children of color: The child care patterns of white, black, and Hispanic children under 5
Capizzano, Jeffrey, 2006
(Occasional Paper No. 72). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A study of child care arrangement patterns across groups of white, African American and Hispanic children

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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 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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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

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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


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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