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10 fundamentals of coordinated state early care and education data systems: Inaugural state analysis
Early Childhood Data Collaborative, March, 2011
Washington, DC: Early Childhood Data Collaborative.

This brief presents highlights of an analysis of a survey of 48 states and the District of Columbia on state implementation of ten essential components of coordinated early care and education (ECE) data systems. Suggestions are offered in response to the finding that current systems, though they collect large amounts of data on children, providers, and program sites, are often inadequate for the needs of state ECE policymakers in assessing data and formulating policy.

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10 new ideas for early education in the 111th Congress
Mead, Sara, February 2009
Washington, DC: New America Foundation.

A discussion of 10 policy proposals to improve early education access, quality, and alignment from preschool through early elementary school

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10 new ideas for early education in the NCLB reauthorization
Mead, Sara, November 29, 2007
(Issue Brief No. 6). Washington, DC: New America Foundation.

A series of recommendations for strengthening provisions in the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act to better support high-quality early education

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12 ideas for early education in the 112th Congress
Guernsey, Lisa, February 2011
Washington, DC: New America Foundation.

A discussion of 12 policy proposals to improve early education access, quality, and alignment from preschool through early elementary school

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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 Montana child care center workforce study
Montana Child Care Resource & Referral Network, 2004
Missoula: Montana Child Care Resource & Referral Network.

Findings from a survey of Montana child center worker wages, benefits, and working conditions

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2005 Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey
Clemens, Sam, May, 2006
(Brief No. RB760-764). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a comparison of characteristics--including staff size, wages, recruitment, qualifications, and training--of child care provider organizations in four sectors--in home nonrelative providers, out-of-school time providers, full-day care providers, and part-day providers--in the United Kingdom, based on provider surveys

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2005 child care in the state of: Montana
Montana Child Care Resource & Referral Network, March 2005
Missoula: Montana Child Care Resource & Referral Network.

An overview of child care and early education services in Montana in 2005

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2006 childcare and early years providers surveys
Nicholson, Susan, August 2007
(Research Report No. DCSF-RB009). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Children, Schools and Families.

A summary of a comparison of characteristics--including characteristics of children served, provider income, and staff size, wages, recruitment, qualifications, and training--of child care and early education provider organizations in eight sectors--family child care providers, out-of-school time providers, full-day care providers, part-day providers, Sure Start children's centers, preschools, primary schools with transition classes for four- and five-year-old children but not preschool classes, and primary schools with both preschool and transition classes--in the United Kingdom

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2008-09 family child care home survey results
Saskatchewan. Ministry of Education. Early Learning and Child Care Unit,
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada: Saskatchewan, Ministry of Education, Early Learning and Child Care Unit.

Findings from a survey of the characteristics of family child care providers in Saskatchewan, Canada

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2008-09 kindergarten screening results and voluntary prekindergarten (VPK) education program: 2009-10 fact sheet
Florida. Department of Education, 2010
Tallahassee: Florida, Department of Education.

A presentation of results from an assessment of children’s school readiness, with a focus on children’s emergent literacy skills, based on data on children who attended, voluntary prekindergarten, non-voluntary prekindergarten, or did not attend prekindergarten

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2008 omnibus appropriations bill cuts funding for Head Start: Bipartisan reauthorization bill enacted two weeks before omnibus was completed called for increased investment
Parrott, Sharon, February 06, 2008
Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Retrived February 6, 2008, from http://www.cbpp.org/2-5-08bud.pdf

A comparison of Head Start funding authorized by the Head Start reauthorization bill and Head Start funding included in the fiscal year 2008 omnibus appropriations bill

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2009-10 evaluation report: Child Development Education Pilot Program (CDEPP)
South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, February, 2010
Columbia: South Carolina Education Oversight Committee.

Highlights of findings from an evaluation of the fourth year of the Child Development Education Pilot Program (CDEPP), South Carolina's early childhood education program to improve the school readiness of children in poverty

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2009 childcare and early years provider survey
Phillips, Rachel, July 2010
(DFE-RB012). Runcorn, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education.

An overview of a comparison of characteristics--including characteristics of children served, provider income, and staff size, wages, recruitment, qualifications, and training--of child care and early education provider organizations in eight sectors--family child care providers, out-of-school time providers, full-day care providers, part-day providers, Sure Start children's centers, preschools, primary schools with only transition classes for four- and five-year-old children, and primary schools with both preschool and transition classes--in the United Kingdom

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2009 child nutrition reauthorization: Child and Adult Care Food Program preschool recommendations
National Women's Law Center, April 2009
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

A discussion of policy recommendations for legislation reauthorizing the Child and Adult Care Food Program

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2010 comprehensive community assessment: Head Start programs: Whom do we serve?
Denver (Colo.). Mayor's Office for Education and Children, 2010
Denver, CO: Denver, Mayor's Office for Education and Children.

A summary of an examination of the characteristics of children and families served by Head Start in Denver, Colorado

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2010 comprehensive community assessment: Impact on parents, stakeholders, and staff: What differences have Early Head Start and Head Start made?
Denver (Colo.). Mayor's Office for Education and Children, 2010
Denver, CO: Denver, Mayor's Office for Education and Children.

A summary of an examination of parent, community stakeholder, and staff attitudes toward Early Head Start and Head Start services in Denver, Colorado

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2010 comprehensive community assessment: Overview of children, families, and language groups: The Denver community context
Denver (Colo.). Mayor's Office for Education and Children, 2010
Denver, CO: Denver, Mayor's Office for Education and Children.

A summary of an examination of the characteristics of children and families in Denver, Colorado

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2010 comprehensive community assessment: Overview of the community assessment
Denver (Colo.). Mayor's Office for Education and Children, 2010
Denver, CO: Denver, Mayor's Office for Education and Children.

An overview of an examination of the characteristics and service needs of the Head Start-eligible population in Denver, Colorado, and early childhood programs and community resources to serve this population, based on parent surveys and focus groups, Head Start and Early Head Start staff surveys and interviews, community stakeholders surveys, and a review of secondary data

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2010 comprehensive community assessment: Reaching out to the low income families and children in the neighborhoods: Early Head Start and Head Start eligible populations
Denver (Colo.). Mayor's Office for Education and Children, 2010
Denver, CO: Denver, Mayor's Office for Education and Children.

A summary of an examination of the characteristics of the Head Start-eligible population in Denver, Colorado

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2010 Vermont child care market rate survey
Vermont. Child Development Division,
Waterbury: Vermont, Child Development Division.

A summary of a study of child care market rates and their geographic distribution across the state of Vermont in 2010 by care type and child age

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2011-12 state budget: Child care and development services
Los Angeles County (Calif.). Policy Roundtable for Child Care, 12 July, 2011
Los Angeles: Los Angeles County, Office of Child Care.

An overview of California state budget decisions related to child care and development services for 2011-2012

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2011 Maine Head Start outcomes report
Maine Children's Alliance, 2011
Augusta, ME: Maine Children's Alliance.

An examination of the characteristics of Head Start programs in Maine during 2009-2010

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2011 status of child care report
Wright, Joan, Spring 2011
Birmingham, AL: Childcare Resources.

An overview of child care services in Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, and Walker Counties, Alabama, including workforce characteristics, accreditation and licensing, and affordability

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2012 Context Study of the Use of Technology and PBS KIDS Transmedia in the Home Environment
Education Development Center,
New York: Education Development Center.

Findings from a study of low income families' use of technology and transmedia content, which is videos and computer games linked to established children's educational shows and characters, based on interviews and activity checklists for 14 families

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