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The 2001 California child care portfolio
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2001
San Francisco: California Child Care Resource and Referral Network. (No longer accessible as of April 16, 2013).

A statewide compilation of data on the child care market by county in California

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2002 Oregon child care market rate study
Oregon. Department of Human Services; Oregon State University. Family Policy Program, 2003
Salem, OR: Oregon, Department of Human Services.

A study of child care market rates and their geographic distribution across the State of Oregon in 2002

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2002 Oregon child care market rate study [Executive Summary]
Oregon. Department of Human Services; Oregon State University. Family Policy Program, 2003
Salem, OR: Oregon, Department of Human Services.

The summary of findings from a study of child care market rates and their geographic distribution across the State of Oregon in 2002

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The 2004 market rate survey: Assessing the price of child care in Rhode Island
Rhode Island Kids Count (Organization), October 2005
(Child Care Snapshot No. 3). Providence: Rhode Island Kids Count.

A summary of the 2004 market rate survey assessing the price of child care in Rhode Island as well as rate changes in child care price over two years

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2004 Oregon child care market rate study
Oregon. Department of Human Services, 2004
Salem, OR: Oregon, Department of Human Services.

A study of child care market rates and their geographic distribution across the State of Oregon in 2004

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2004 Oregon child care market rate study [Executive summary]
Oregon. Department of Human Services, 2004
Salem, OR: Oregon, Department of Human Services.

The summary of findings from a study of child care market rates and their geographic distribution across the State of Oregon in 2004

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2009 market rate study: Final report
University of Kentucky. Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services, 2009
Lexington: University of Kentucky, Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute.

A study of market rates for licensed and certified child care in Kentucky by provider type, age of child, full-time or part-time care, geographic region, subsidy program participation, quality rating, and use of assessment or screening tool, based on a survey of providers

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Access to Quality Child Care in Montana: Exploring Parent and Provider Perspectives
McGregor, Gail; Mulligan, Sarah A., 2000
Montana University Affiliated Rural Institute on Disabilities, Child Care plus+

An examination of the capacity of Montana's child care system to serve Native American families and rural families of children with disabilities. The study focuses on issues of access, supply, and demand, and seeks to determine whether the availability of child care services is substantially different for Native American children and children with disabilities than for other families. Methodology includes parent and provider surveys as well as on-site assessment of child care programs.

Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

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Airlines, flight attendants, and dependent care
Desrosiers, Alyce; Emlen, Arthur, January, 1997
Portland, OR: Portland State University.

An investigation into the relationship between child care arrangements of flight attendants and their absenteeism, based on a survey of 113 flight attendants with dependent care responsibilities based out of Oregon

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Alternative models for an early care and education system
Edie, David; Riley, David Allen; Roach, Mary A.; et al., 2004

A report analyzing early care and education (ECE) developments and policies and presenting models for a potential Wisconsin ECE system

Reports & Papers

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Alternative policy options for child care subsidy programs
Edie, David; Riley, David Allen; Roach, Mary A.; et al., 2003
(Public Policy Options for Early Care and Education Report No. 1). Madison: University of Wisconsin--Extension.

A description of Wisconsin's child care subsidy policies and an outline of the potential consequences of four options for funding-related policy change

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Alternative policy options for child care subsidy programs [Executive summary]
Edie, David; Riley, David Allen; Roach, Mary A.; et al., 2003
(Public Policy Options for Early Care and Education Executive Summary No. 1). Madison: University of Wisconsin--Extension.

The executive summary of a report on Wisconsin's child care subsidy program and possible policy alternatives

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America Cares for Children and Youth: School-Age Care Needs Assessment and Training Project
Todd, Christine M., 2001
University of Georgia

A project documenting the demand and supply of formal and informal school-age care, particularly for ethnic minority or low-income youth, in inner city and remote rural areas of Georgia. The project also develops and evaluates community needs assessment tools and training protocols for informal caregivers.

Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

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Analysis of ongoing participation in a child care workforce cash incentive programme in the United States
Gable, Sara; Rothrauff, Tanja C.; Mauzy, Denise; et al., July 2010
Early Child Development and Care, 180(6), 719-734

A study of factors associated with the continued participation of child care center staff in the Workforce Initiative (WIN) paid professional development program, based on data collected through the initial surveys and semiannual telephone interviews of 400 staff from 99 child care centers over the course of 3 years

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Appendix 4: A guide to understanding state child care subsidy programs through analysis of public and non-public use datasets
Zanoni, Wladimir; Douglas-Hall, Ayana; Goerge, Robert; et al., August, 2009
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A guide to using survey data from the Census Bureau and administrative data generated by state child care subsidy and other programs to study child care subsidy take-up rates and the relationship between parental employment and child care subsidy receipt

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Are program characteristics linked to child care quality?: Variations in organizational structure
Adams, Diane B.; Edie, David; Roach, Mary A.; et al., 2001
(Brief & to the Point Issue Brief No. 3). Madison: University of Wisconsin--Extension.

A brief highlighting the findings from a study on the relationship between child care quality and aspects of early childhood centers' organizational structures, including whether or not they receive child care subsidies, number of children enrolled, business type, teacher education and staff turnover

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Assessing Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) investments in child care quality
Porter, Toni; Mabon, Sally; Habeeb, Sulaifa; et al., 2002
New York: Bank Street College of Education, Institute for a Child Care Continuum. (No longer accessible as of August 16, 2012)

A catalog, directory, and report on the evaluations of 104 local and state child care quality improvement initiatives funded through the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)

Reports & Papers

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Assessing the Effectiveness of State and Local Quality Initiatives
Porter, Toni, 2000
Bank Street College of Education

An exploration of initiatives designed to improve the quality and supply of child care. Questions include: (1) What initiatives have states and communities funded to improve child care quality and expand child care supply?; (2) How do states and communities assess the effectiveness of these initiatives?; and (3) What assessment tools/methods would be useful to states and communities? Products include a tool-kit of assessment measures and an analysis of selected programs.

Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

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Assessing initiatives for family, friend, and neighbor child care: An overview of models and evaluations
Porter, Toni, March, 2007
(Research-to-Policy Connections No. 5). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A description of current efforts to support and enhance home-based, regulation-exempt child care provided by family, friends, and/or neighbors, and of the documentation and evaluation of these efforts

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Assessing the post-secondary early childhood teacher preparation programs in Florida
Birken, Brittany Olivieri, 2004
(Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

An exploration of aspects of early childhood degree programs in Florida, including program characteristics, coursework and practica experiences provided to students, and challenges faced by faculty members in meeting the development needs of the early childhood workforce

Reports & Papers

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Assessing the quality of child care using longitudinal, administrative data: What can it tell us and how can it be used?
Witte, Ann D.; Queralt, Magaly, 2005
Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College, Department of Economics.

A study analyzing administrative data from Miami-Dade County, Florida to determine the impact of welfare reform on child care quality

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Assessing the quality of child care using longitudinal, administrative data: What can it tell us and how can it be used?: Part II: Figures and appendix
Witte, Ann D.; Queralt, Magaly, 2005
Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College, Department of Economics.

A figure-based appendix to a report that evaluated child care quality through various program characteristics, including subsidies, religion, and education level

Other

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Asymmetric information and the child care market
Lim, Youngok, January, 2006
(Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

A study using data from the Child Care Programs of Excellence (CCPOE) project to examine which types of providers are more likely to participate in a voluntary quality rating system, and the significance of quality in parents' decisions about child care arrangements

Reports & Papers

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Asymmetric Information and the Child Care Market
Lim, Youngok; Cochran, Moncrieff M.; Peters, H. Elizabeth; et al., 2004
Cornell University

An assessment of whether publicly available information about quality influences parents' child care choices, with an investigation of what types of providers are likely to participate in evaluations to assess child care quality, and how the results of these evaluations can influence the market. The study expands the work of the Child Care Programs of Excellence (CCPOE) project, which was designed to: (1) recruit providers and assess their quality via on-site observations; (2) develop a quality rating report and disseminate it to parents; and (3) evaluate the impact of this information on parents' and providers' choices. Quantitative data analyses are used to answer the research questions. The policy implication for this work is the feasibility and benefit of educating parents about the importance of high quality child care.

Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

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Balancing Work and Family During Children's First Three Years
Bozzi, Laurie; Singer, Judith D., 2002
Harvard University

A secondary analysis of data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care, consisting of two phases. Phase one explores the relationship between mothers' number of work hours and responsiveness to their children, and how this relationship is moderated by child care quality. Phase two examines how employed mothers balance work and family roles, and how the two are moderated by child care quality.

Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

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Balancing work and family in the first four and a half years of life
Bozzi, Laurie, 2004
(Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

A set of two longitudinal analyses of data from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care (NICHD SECC). The first analysis investigates the effects of maternal employment, work/family attitudes, and childcare on mothers' responsiveness to their children in the first four years of their children's lives; the second analysis examines changes in mothers' perceptions of the relative rewards and strains of being employed during their children's first three years of life.

Reports & Papers

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Barriers to Child Care Subsidies
Shlay, Anne B.; Weinraub, Marsha, 2000
Temple University

A project consisting of three related studies. The first utilizes focus groups and a standardized survey with subsidy eligible families to examine subsidy use among low-income families. The second surveys low-income families to explore how child care preferences may be related to race and culture. The third uses observational measures to examine the quality of kith and kin care for families who do not use subsidies. This research provides policy-relevant information about developing subsidy policies that are sensitive to the contextual and cultural differences among low-income families.

Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

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Beyond looking backward: Child care and the hypothetical extraction method
Pratt, James Edward; Kay, David, 2004
Paper presented at the Mid-western Regional Science Association, Madison WI

Eight case studies examining the linkages from staff development, to teacher use of instructional strategies, to the performance of K-3 students in early literacy skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension

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Beyond looking backward: Is child care a key economic sector?
Pratt, James Edward; Kay, David, Summer 2006
Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, 37(2), 23-37

An economic analysis of the child care system in New York State, using a hypothetical extraction approach

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Blending early care and education funds: Issues, opportunities, and strategies
Kiron, Ellen, 2003
(Research Brief Vol. 1 No. 2). Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Center for Children and Families.

A qualitative study on the motivations, mechanisms, and strategies of the financial partnerships being developed between early education providers

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Building professional development systems for the afterschool field
Afterschool Investments Project, September, 2007
Washington, DC: Finance Project.

An overview of state and local strategies for building professional development systems for after school program workers

Other

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CCDF and 21CCLC state efforts to facilitate coordination for afterschool programs
Afterschool Investments Project, 2004
Washington, DC: Finance Project.

A comparison of the Twenty-first Century Community Learning Centers and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), with a discussion of ways to combine these funds to support afterschool programs.

Other

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Championing our children: Looking at changes in quality price and availability of child care in the welfare reform age
Queralt, Magaly; Griesinger, Harriet; Witte, Ann D.; et al., 2000
(Wellesley College Working Paper 2000-07). Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College, Department of Economics.

An examination of the availability, quality, and price of services offered by licensed child care and early childhood education providers in Miami-Dade County, Florida, during a 38-month period surrounding the passage and implementation of welfare reform

Reports & Papers

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Change and stability among publicly subsidized license-exempt child care providers
Whitebook, Marcy; Jo, Joon Yong; Crowell, Nancy A.; et al., 2003
University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.

A study assessing the characteristics of subsidized license-exempt child care providers within Alameda County, California

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Changes in the availability, quality and price of child care in Massachusetts between 1997 and 1999
Witt, Robert; Witte, Ann D.; Queralt, Magaly; et al., 2000
(Wellesley College Working Paper 2000-12). Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College, Department of Economics

A report comparing the characteristics of subsidized and non-subsidized child care providers in Massachusetts from 1997 to 1999

Reports & Papers

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Changing policies, changing impacts: Employment and earnings of child-care subsidy recipients in the era of welfare reform
Queralt, Magaly; Griesinger, Harriet; Witte, Ann D.; et al., 2000
Social Service Review, 74(4), 588-619

A study that examines the employment and earnings of current and former recipients of welfare benefits and child care subsidies and assesses the impact of increased funding for child care and other policy changes.

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The characteristics and training needs of school-age care programs in the larger metro Atlanta area
Todd, Christine M.; Brumbleboe, Stephanie T., 2002
Decatur, GA: Georgia School-Age Care Association

A study of intensive school age child care programs in the Atlanta area, using director surveys to determine supply, demographics, characteristics and problems, staff training needs, and differences between not-for-profit and for-profit programs

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The characteristics and training needs of school-age care programs in the larger metro Atlanta area [Executive summary]
Todd, Christine M.; Brumbleboe, Stephanie T., 2002
Decatur, GA: Georgia School-Age Care Association.

A summary of a study of intensive school age child care programs in the Atlanta area, using director surveys to determine supply, demographics, characteristics and problems, staff training needs, and differences between not-for-profit and for-profit programs

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Child care aid and quality for California families: Focusing on San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Suzuki, Sawako; et al., 2001
(Working Paper Series 01-2). Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A report on subsidy use and quality of child care selected by single mother welfare recipients in San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties, California

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Child care and children with special needs: Challenges for low income families: Final report
Ward, Helen D.; Herrick, Angela; Morris, Patricia; et al., December, 2006
Portland, ME: Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Child and Family Policy.

A multi-method study, focusing predominantly on Maine, of the challenges and barriers facing low-income working families with special needs children in finding and retaining child care services and in balancing work and family, based on parent interviews and focus groups, a field study, a child care provider survey, a parent survey, and an analysis of data from the 1997, 1999, and 2002 rounds of the National Survey of America's Families

Reports & Papers

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Child care and children with special needs: Challenges for low income families: Parents' voices
Ward, Helen D.; Herrick, Angela; Morris, Patricia; et al., 2004
Portland, ME: Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service.

A qualitative examination of the experiences of a sample of Maine parents and guardians of children with special needs in accessing child care and early intervention services

Reports & Papers

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Child Care and Development Block Grant: Report of state plans for the period 10/01/97 to 9/30/99
United States. Child Care Bureau, 1998
Vienna, VA: National Child Care Information Center.

An overview of the strategies that each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico developed to use limited resources to address the needs of working families for affordable, accessible, and quality child care

Reports & Papers

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Child Care and Development Block Grant: Report of state plans for the period 10/01/97 to 9/30/99 [Executive summary]
United States. Child Care Bureau, 1998
Vienna, VA: National Child Care Information Center.

A summary of an overview of the strategies that each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico developed to use limited resources to address the needs of working families for affordable, accessible, and quality child care

Executive Summary

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