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ACF/OPRE report: Data tables for FACES 2006 Head Start children go to kindergarten report
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, December 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

Data tables from a profile of the development, families, and home and school environments of kindergarten children who had entered Head Start in the fall of 2006, based on data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2006 (FACES 2006)

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ACF/OPRE report: Data tables for FACES 2006 A second year in Head Start report
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, December 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

Data tables from a profile of the development, families, and home environments of children participating in their second year of Head Start who had entered the program at age 3 in the fall of 2006, based on spring 2008 data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2006 (FACES 2006)

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ACF-OPRE report: Data tables for FACES 2006 A year in Head Start report
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, October 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

Data tables from a profile of the characteristics of Head Start children and families and their home and Head Start classroom environments from fall 2006 through spring 2007, including children's cognitive, physical, and socioemotional development, and Head Start classroom curricula and activities, based on data collected from a sample of 60 Head Start programs, 135 centers, 410 classrooms, 365 teachers, and 3,315 children and their parents

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Building leadership capacity of family home childcare providers
Lanigan, Jane, 2006
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 98(1), 70-74

A summary of the conceptual model, program, strategies, and findings from the evaluation of the Family Home Child Care Capacity Building Project (FHCCBP), designed to develop leadership among child care providers in Washington State

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Coaching as a key component in teachers' professional development: Improving classroom practices in Head Start settings
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, February, 2012
(OPRE Report 2012-04). Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

An examination of the planning and implementation of the teacher coaching component of a research demonstration project in Head Start centers, with a discussion of lessons learned about coaching from the project

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Cross system collaboration: A fresh look at working together: Increasing access to quality early learning: State examples
United States. Office of Child Care, August, 2011
Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Child Care.

A summary of a meeting of federal, state, and local leaders to discuss opportunities for coordinating multiple funding streams and collaborating to increase the quality of services for children and families

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Design options for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting evaluation
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, April, 2011
(OPRE 2011-16). Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A discussion of considerations for the design of a national evaluation of evidence-based home visiting models

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The early childhood care and education workforce: Challenges and opportunities: A workshop report
Institute of Medicine (U.S.), 2012
Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

A summary of a workshop to examine the early childhood care and education workforce, including a definition and description of the current workforce, an exploration of workforce characteristics associated with child development outcomes, and a discussion of issues related to developing the workforce as a profession through education and training

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Early childhood education and school readiness: Conceptual models, constructs, and measures: Workshop summary
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.). Child Development and Behavior Branch, 2002
Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Child Development and Behavior Branch.

A summary of a workshop on the use and development of instruments for measuring child development and learning from birth to age five and on the design of the Head Start national reporting system

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The effects of a poverty reduction program on families and children: Lessons from New Hope
MDRC, 1999
New York: MDRC

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

A brief report 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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From welfare to child care
Cabrera, Natasha J., 2002
Poverty Research News, 6(2), 11-14.

A review of key findings from a conference presentation with a focus on quantity and quality of care and its ramifications for low-income single mothers and their children

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Improving services for children in working families
Stebbins, Helene, 1998
Washington, DC: National Governors' Association, Center for Best Practices.

A compilation of state initiatives to improve access to quality child care for working families, including strategies involving financial incentives to child care programs, raising state standards, and expanding prekindergarten programs

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The international meeting on developing comprehensive community-based early childhood systems
Halfon, Neal, 2003
Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities.

A presentation of various initiatives promoting the creation, implementation, and improvement of comprehensive early childhood health and development systems in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, and Australia

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

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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Measuring father involvement in the Early Head Start Evaluation: A multidimensional conceptualization
Cabrera, Natasha J., 1999
Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.

An overview of available methods and data sources for assessing father involvement, as well as of measures used in the father studies of the Early Head Start Evaluation Project.

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Policy initiatives for the informal child care sector
Bromer, Juliet, 2002
Poverty Research News, 6(1), 15-16.

A summary of policy initiatives for the informal child care sector

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The Starting Early Starting Smart story
United States. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001
Washington, DC: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

A description of the Starting Early Starting Smart (SESS) research initiative, designed to integrate behavioral health services with child care and primary health care services for children from birth to 7 years of age

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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
United States. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011
(HHS Publication No. (SMA) 11-4661). Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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

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