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Assessing costs and benefits of early childhood intervention programs: Overview and application to the Starting Early Starting Smart program: Executive summary
Karoly, Lynn A., 2001
Seattle: Casey Family Programs; Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.

A report summarizing the methodological issues in developing a cost benefit analysis for early childhood programs and their implications for the Starting Early Starting Smart intervention.

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Chicago early childhood care and education needs assessment [Abridged version executive summary]
Chicago (Ill.). Department of Human Services, 1999
Chicago: Illinois Facilities Fund.

An examination of the need for licensed full-day, full-year child care for low-income, working families with infants through five years of age in Chicago

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Early childhood assessment: Why, what, and how? [Executive summary]
National Research Council (U.S.), 2008
Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

A summary of a discussion of important child outcomes from birth to age five and a review of the quality and purpose of measures used in developmental assessments

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Early Head Start children in grade 5: Long-term followup of the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project study sample: Final report [Executive summary]
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, December 2010
(OPRE 2011-8). Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A summary of a study of the impact of Early Head Start participation and of the influence of children's preschool and later school experiences on parenting, family well-being, and children's academic and socioemotional outcomes in grade 5, based on a longitudinal follow-up of participants in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project

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Efforts to meet children's physical activity and nutritional needs: Findings from the I Am Moving, I Am Learning implementation evaluation: Final Report [Executive summary]
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, February 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A summary of findings from the implementation of I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IM/IL), a Head Start program enhancement intended to increase the amount of time devoted to moderate to vigorous physical activity, improve the quality of structured movement activities, and promote healthy food choices, based on interviews with program administrators of 56 Head Start programs that implemented IM/IL to supplement their curricula

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Enhanced Early Head Start with employment services: 42-month impacts from the Kansas and Missouri sites of the Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ Demonstration and Evaluation Project [Executive summary]
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, February, 2012
(OPRE Report 2012-05). Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A summary of a study of the impact of a program model that incorporates parental employment and educational services into Early Head Start on service receipt, child care and early education experiences, employment, earnings, household income, parenting practices, parental psychological well-being, and child outcomes, based on data collected from 610 families randomly assigned to treatment or control groups at two pilot sites in Kansas and Missouri

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Executive summary: Developing early literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel: A scientific synthesis of early literacy development and implications for intervention
National Center for Family Literacy, 2008
Washington, DC: National Institute for Literacy. (No longer accessible as of August 29, 2013).

A summary of a review and synthesis of early literacy research examining the skills and abilities of young children that predict later literacy outcomes and the interventions, programs, environments, settings, and child characteristics that promote the skills and abilities of young children associated with later literacy outcomes

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The Family Transition Program: Final report on Florida's initial time-limited welfare program [Executive summary]
Bloom, Dan, 2000
New York: MDRC:

A summary of findings from a long-term assessment of the Family Transition Program (FTP) in Escambia County, Florida comparing FTP program participants to those participating in Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)

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Florida Head Start: A portrait of our Head Start children’s outcomes 2005-06 [Executive summary]
Florida Head Start Association Research Committee,
Pinellas Park, FL: Florida Head Start Research Committee.

A summary of a presentation of the academic, cognitive, social, and developmental outcomes of children in Florida Head Start programs

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Florida Head Start: A portrait of our Head Start children’s outcomes 2006-07 [Executive summary]
Florida Head Start Association Research Committee,
Pinellas Park, FL: Florida Head Start Association.

A summary of a report of the academic, social, and developmental outcomes of children participating in Florida Head Start programs

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Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness review: Executive summary
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 15 November, 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A summary of a review of research on the effectiveness of home visiting programs for pregnant women or families with children from birth to age 5

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Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness review: Executive summary
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 15 October, 2011
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A summary of a review of research on the effectiveness of home visiting programs for pregnant women or families with children from birth to age 5

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The impacts of welfare reform on children: The Indiana welfare reform evaluation [Executive summary]
Indiana. Division of Family and Children, 2002
Cambridge, MA: Abt Associates.

A summary of an evaluation of the impacts of welfare reform on children in Indiana

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Jobs First: Final report on Connecticut's welfare reform initiative: Executive summary
Bloom, Dan, 2002
New York: MDRC.

A summary of a study of the welfare reform initiative, Job First program, imposing a statewide time limit on receipt of cash assistance and encouraging participation in employment-related services targeted toward quick job placement in Connecticut

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Licensed centers and family child care homes: Rhode Island Early Learning Workforce Study: Executive summary
Oldham, Erin, January, 2014
Providence, RI: Rhode Island Early Learning Council.

The charge of the Early Learning Workforce Study was to conduct an assessment of the individuals employed in the existing early learning workforce in Rhode Island by surveying directors and center staff in child care centers and family child care educators. (author abstract)

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National Study of Child Care for Low-Income Families: Care in the home: A description of family child care and the experiences of the families and children that use it: Executive summary
United States. Administration for Children and Families, September 2007
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families.

A summary of findings from the two-and-a-half-year In-Depth Study of Family Child Care, a component of the National Study of Child Care for Low-Income Families, focusing on parents and their employment and child care experience, family child care providers and their homes as child care environments, and children and their experiences in family child care

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National Study of Child Care for Low-Income Families: Patterns of child care use among low-income families: Final report: Executive summary
United States. Administration for Children and Families, September 2007
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families.

A summary of a study of families' decisions regarding employment and child care arrangements, examining variations by child's age, mother's race, and other family characteristics, and assessing the impact of child care subsidies and other state policies on families' choices

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National Study of Child Care for Low-Income Families: State and Community Substudy: Final report: Executive summary
United States. Administration for Children and Families, September 2007
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families.

A summary of a study of ongoing changes in state and community policies for meeting the child care needs of low-income families as a result of welfare reform implementation, including child care subsidy use and expenditures from 1997 to 2001 and child care subsidy policies and their administration from 1999 to 2002, based on administrative records, policy manuals, and key informant interviews from 17 states and 25 communities

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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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Preliminary findings from interviews with child care program managers: A product of the Study of Devolution of Subsidized Child Care in Texas [Executive Summary]
Lein, Laura, 2003
Austin: University of Texas at Austin, Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources.

Summary of a report on the effects of the devolution of child care subsidy programs on local child care subsidy administration in Texas

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Reforming welfare and rewarding work: A summary of the final report on the Minnesota Family Investment Program
Knox, Virginia, 2000
New York: MDRC.

An executive summary of a report on the impacts on parents and children of the Minnesota Family Investment Program, an alternative welfare-to-work program for Aid to Families with Dependent Children recipients

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Results from the "I Am Moving, I Am Learning" stage 1 survey: Final interim report [Executive summary]
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, October 25, 2007
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A summary of a study of the implementation of I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IM/IL), a Head Start program enhancement intended to increase the amount of time devoted to moderate to vigorous physical activity, improve the quality of stuctured movement activities, and promote healthy food choices, based on a survey of staff members who had been trained to implement IM/IL in their Head Start program

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State issues and innovations in creating integrated early learning and development systems: A follow-up to Early childhood 2010: Innovations for the next generation [Executive summary]
United States. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011
(HHS Publication No. (SMA) 11-4661). Rockeville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

A summary of highlights from a meeting to improve collaboration among federal, state, and local partners in order to support state integrated early learning and development systems for children from birth through age 8

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Supporting family, friend, and neighbor child care: A strategic plan for Maine [Executive summary]
Maine. Department of Human Services. Bureau of Child and Family Services. Early Childhood Division, July, 2009
Augusta: Maine, Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Child and Family Services, Early Childhood Division.

A summary of a proposal of a strategy for Maine's increased support and resources for family, friend, and neighbor caregivers

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