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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

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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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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

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Child care in Cook County: Elements of child care supply and demand: FY 2006 (July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006) [Executive summary]
Illinois Action for Children, 2007
Chicago: Illinois Action for Children.

A summary of an investigation into the child care options available to parents in Cook County, Illinois, with a focus on affordability, unfilled slots, and hours of care needed

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Child care instability: Definitions, context, and policy implications [Executive summary]
Adams, Gina, October 2010
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A summary of an examination of child care instability, including its definition and characteristics, causes, relationship to child care subsidies, and policy implications

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Child care subsidies and leaving welfare: Policy issues and strategies [Executive Summary]
Adams, Gina, 2006
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

Summary of the second part of a three-part study of the interaction between state and local welfare-to-work programs and child care assistance programs, focusing on child care subsidy use by parents in transition from TANF to employment

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Child care subsidies for TANF families: The nexus of systems and policies [Executive Summary]
Adams, Gina, 2006
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

Summary of the first of a three-part study of the interaction between state and local welfare-to-work programs and child care assistance programs, focusing on administrative structures, protocols and interagency coordination as they affect TANF parents

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The cost-benefit analysis of the Preschool Curriculum Comparison Study [Executive summary]
Schweinhart, Lawrence J., September 2010
Ypsilanti, MI: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation.

A summary of a comparison of the costs and benefits of three preschool curricula, based on longitudinal data collected at age 23 from 68 children who had been randomly assigned to one of the three curricula at age 3

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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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Does child care assistance matter?: The effects of welfare and employment programs on child care use: Executive summary
MDRC, 2001
New York: MDRC.

A summary of an inquiry into the effects of child care assistance offered through welfare programs on the child care decisions made by parents, based on data gathered from low-income parents participating in 21 employment programs

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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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Early care and education for children in low-income families: Patterns of use, quality, and potential policy implications [Executive summary]
Adams, Gina, May 2007
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A summary of a review of research in four areas: 1) child care and early education usage patterns among children from low-income families, 2) child care and early education quality and its relation to child development, 3) child care and early education quality for children from low-income families, and 4) the policy context shaping child care and early education quality

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The economic impact of the early care and education industry in Illinois [Executive summary]
Action for Children, 2005
Chicago: Chicago Metropolis 2020.

A discussion of the financial significance of the Early Care and Education industry, and the need to ensure access to high quality Early Care and Education for Illinois children

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Executive summary: Using classroom management to improve preschoolers' social and emotional skills: Final impact and implementation findings from the Foundations of Learning demonstration in Newark and Chicago
Morris, Pamela A., January, 2013
New York: MDRC.

A summary of findings from an evaluation of Foundations of Learning, a preschool teacher training intervention to support children's behavioral and emotional development, that examine program implementation, program impacts on classroom management and instruction and on children's behavior, and program costs and benefits, based on multiple sources of child, teacher, and classroom data collected at 71 randomly-assigned preschools in Newark, New Jersey, and Chicago, Illinois

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The Foundations of Learning demonstration: Making preschool more productive: How classroom management training can help teachers: Executive summary
Morris, Pamela A., November, 2010
New York: MDRC.

A summary of 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 classroom management and instruction and children's behavior

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Implementing the TANF changes in the Deficit Reduction Act: ''Win-win'' solutions for families and states [Executive summary]
Parrott, Sharon, 2006
Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

A summary of an outline of changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) requirements under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, with guidance for states regarding potential strategies and future policy choices

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Investing in quality: A survey of state Child Care and Development Fund initiatives [Executive Summary]
Pittard, Melanie, 2006
Washington, DC: Child Trends.

Summary of results of a survey of child care administrators in 35 states, analyzing the quality initiatives they financed with Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) block grants in federal fiscal year 2004

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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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New Hope for people with low incomes: Two-year results of a program to reduce poverty and reform welfare: Executive summary
Bos, Johannes M., 1999
New York: MDRC.

An evaluation of Milwaukee’s New Hope project, which seeks to improve the lives and reduce the poverty of low-income workers and their families, comparing the employment, earnings, impact on parent-child relations, use of child care, and child outcomes of a group of New Hope participants with a control group excluded from such assistance

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New lives for poor families?: Mothers and young children move through welfare reform: The Growing Up in Poverty Project: Wave 2 findings: California, Connecticut, and Florida: Executive summary
Fuller, Bruce, 2002
Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A summary of a study of 948 mothers and their preschool-age children who entered new welfare-to-work programs in California, Connecticut, and Florida

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Parents' perspectives on child care subsidies and moving from welfare to work [Executive Summary]
Snyder, Kathleen, 2006
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

Summary of the third part of a three-part study of the interaction between state and local welfare-to-work programs and child care assistance programs, presenting focus group data on the experiences of current and former TANF recipients with the child care subsidy system

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Preserving the gains, rethinking the losses: Welfare in Illinois five years after reform: Summary of third annual report
University Consortium on Welfare Reform, 2003
Evanston, IL: Northwestern University, Institute for Policy Research.

A summary of the third in a series of reports using measures of the employment outcomes and family well-being of a sample of 1998 TANF grantees to assess the ongoing value of Illinois' 1997 welfare reforms

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The price of school readiness: A tool for estimating the cost of universal preschool in the states [Executive summary]
Golin, Stacie, 2004
(IWPR Publication No. G713). Washington, DC: Institute for Women's Policy Research.

An overview of a report introducing a model that estimates the total cost of a high quality, universal, state-based preschool system

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Staffed support networks and quality in family child care: Findings from the Family Child Care Network Impact Study: Executive summary
Bromer, Juliet, December 2008
Chicago: Herr Research Center.

A summary of 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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