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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care project: Promote family engagement
Johnson-Staub, Christine, November, 2013
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on the role of family engagement with child care providers in supporting the development of infants and toddlers

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Child care in the era of welfare reform: Quality, choices, and preferences
Coley, Rebekah L., 2001
(Policy Brief 01-04). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University.

An examination of the child care experiences of low income families in Boston, Chicago and San Antonio, and a discussion of the types of child care settings used to meet needs and preferences of families

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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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Children cared for by relatives: Who are they and how are they faring?
Ehrle, Jennifer, 2001
(Series B, No. B-28). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

An investigation into the well-being of children living in non-parental family arrangements, based of data from the National Survey of America’s Families (NSAF)

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Children in low-income families are less likely to be in center-based child care
Capizzano, Jeffrey, 2004
(Snapshot of America's Families III No. 16). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A brief comparing the child care arrangements of children under five from high- and low-income families.

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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Delaware'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 Delaware

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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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Encouraging work through child care subsidies
Blau, David M.,
JCPR Policy Briefs, 3(8).

Highlights from a study on the correlation between the receipt of child care subsidies and recipients’ employment rates, based on a subsample of 4,029 families from the 1997 National Survey of America’s Families

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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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Expand monitoring and technical assistance: Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care project
Lim, Teresa, June, 2011
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on regular monitoring of and technical assistance for child care providers of infants and toddlers, with policy recommendations to ensure appropriate monitoring and technical assistance

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Family child care ratios and group sizes: Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care research-based rationale
Schumacher, Rachel, August, 2008
(Recommendation No. 7). Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on the relationship of child-adult ratio and group size to family child care quality for infants and toddlers, with policy recommendations for ensuring that ratios and group sizes are small for infants and toddlers in family child care

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Fear in the ghetto and its ramifications for parents
Kling, Jeffrey R., 2000
JCPR Policy Briefs, 3(10).

A policy brief of findings from in-depth interviews of families with quantitative data drawn from the evaluation of the Moving To Opportunity project, a program offering vouchers to families living in public housing to move to elsewhere

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