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Access to early care and education for children in immigrant families: Research-to-policy resources
Stephens, Samuel A., September, 2017
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This Research-to-Policy Resource List focuses on resources in the Research Connections collection published in 2010 or later that focus on access to early care and education for children in immigrant families. The resources on this list are organized into the following categories: research reviews, research based on large-scale national datasets, and research based on smaller-scale, in-depth, and/or localized (state- or community-level) studies. These resources provide information on immigrant status as a factor in access to early care and education, on the benefits that early education experiences offer children in immigrant families, as well as on barriers to access and strategies to address those barriers. (author abstract)

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All you ever want to know about the public CCDF Administrative Data Series [PowerPoint]
Aschaffenburg, Karen, 15 August, 2012
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This powerpoint presentation accompanies a webinar that describes the public CCDF Administrative Data Series, explains how to use the data, and reviews the ACF-801 data reporting requirements. It portrays several concrete research questions with an analytic strategy. Finally, it summarizes an effective research/analysis process.

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Analysis methods including price conversions and the exclusion of facilities not in the priced child care market
Weber, Roberta B. (Bobbie); Grobe, Deana; Davis, Elizabeth E.; et al., September, 2008
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar describes the complications presented by price conversions (for example, hourly prices to monthly prices) in child care market rate surveys. It also addresses the issue of accounting for child care sites not in the priced child care market and which are excluded from consideration in market rate surveys.

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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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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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Attendance rates and child outcomes
Ferguson, Daniel, September, 2014
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

Each September marks Attendance Awareness Month, which recognizes the important role attendance plays in supporting children's development, learning, and academic achievement. Research has examined this role extensively for attendance during children's K-12 school years. For children's early years there is a wide range of research exploring topics related to the time they spend enrolled in programs, including in full- versus part-day programs, their age at enrollment, and the number of years of program enrollment. However, there is less research asking: once children are enrolled in a given program, how often do they attend and how does attendance relate to their developmental and school outcomes? This Topic of Interest highlights research that addresses those questions. (author abstract)

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Between deposit and release: Research Connections and your data
Bleckman, Johanna; Noble, Justin, 18 August, 2016
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

One way that Research Connections promotes secondary research and policy making is by performing data processing and enhancement on deposited research data in order to add value to data by making them easier to use for secondary analysis. The purpose of this video is to describe the process of archiving data with Research Connections and understand Research Connections' role in archiving your data. Viewers will: (1) Discover the benefits of contributing your research data to the Research Connections data archive. (2) Understand the ICPSR "pipeline" for processing and enhancement and the steps that Research Connections performs on your data before releasing a study on the Research Connections website. (3) Learn data management tips and techniques that can be incorporated into your research project to facilitate a smooth transition to the Research Connections archive at project completion.

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Between deposit and release: Research Connections and your data [PowerPoint]
Bleckman, Johanna; Noble, Justin, 18 August, 2016
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that describes the process of archiving data with Research Connections. Viewers will: (1) Discover the benefits of contributing your research data to the Research Connections data archive. (2) Understand the ICPSR "pipeline" for processing and enhancement and the steps that Research Connections performs on your data before releasing a study on the Research Connections website. (3) Learn data management tips and techniques that can be incorporated into your research project to facilitate a smooth transition to the Research Connections archive at project completion.

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Building high-quality after school systems: Research-to-policy resources
Ferguson, Daniel, July, 2017
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This Research-to-Policy Resource List focuses on resources in the Research Connections collection published in the past ten years that focus on building high-quality after schools systems. The resources on this list have been assigned to the following categories: building systems, improving quality, supporting the workforce, and sustaining program finances. (author abstract)

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Building state early childhood data systems
Kreader, J. Lee; Caron, Beth; Madigan, Amy L.; et al., 10 April, 2011
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar contains several presentations on the topic of state early childhood data systems. It includes a presentation outlining the results of a national survey of state progress in the collection and use of longitudinal data to improve student success. It also includes presentations the development of data systems in Maine and Missouri. Lastly, it features a presentation on federal interagency efforts to support early childhood data systems.

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Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization and child care policy
Ferguson, Daniel, April, 2015
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 into law on November 19, reauthorizing the federal child care program for the first time since 1996. The law will have important implications for child care policy across the United States, in areas including provider health and safety requirements, consumer education, subsidy redetermination, quality improvement, and tribal child care. The full statute and a plain language summary are available on the Office of Child Care website, along with continually-updated resources on the reauthorization. The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) has developed a chart comparing provisions in the reauthorization to those in the former law, and with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has released an implementation guide for states. This Topic of Interest highlights recently released resources in the Research Connections collection on current child care policies that will be affected by the law. (author abstract)

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Child care and early education for children who have experienced trauma: Research-to-policy resources
Ferguson, Daniel, January, 2017
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This Research-to-Policy Resource List identifies resources in the Research Connections collection published in the past 10 years that examine the role child care and early education can play in both preventing traumatic experiences and in supporting children who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing trauma. The resources on this list have been assigned to the following categories: research reviews, programs, interventions/curricula/trainings, systems, policies, and access. (author abstract)

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Child care and early education for young children experiencing homelessness: Research-to-policy resources
Stephens, Samuel A., April, 2017
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This Research-to-Policy Resource List identifies resources in the Research Connections collection published in 2010 or later that examine access to and utilization of early care and education by children in families experiencing homelessness, early childhood programs and practices that are designed to address their specific developmental needs, and policy options to increase access to high quality care and education for this particularly vulnerable group of young children. (author abstract)

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Child care and obesity prevention: A Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, March, 2012
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on child care and obesity prevention, including a summary of issues addressed in the literature and a listing of resources in the areas of food and nutrition, exercise and physical activity, prevention programs and interventions, and policies, regulations, and monitoring

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Child care decision-making
Ferguson, Daniel, April, 2014
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

Child care plays an important role in supporting families, from children's development to parents' employment. The complex process by which families find child care arrangements is informed by their preferences for features of care arrangements and constrained by such factors as availability, accessibility, affordability, and awareness of supply. A recent comprehensive literature review and accompanying webinar discuss research on multiple dimensions of the child care decision-making process, structured within the framework of a child care decision-making conceptual model. This Topic of Interest highlights that review, webinar, and conceptual model, as well as data sets, reports, journal articles, projects, and bibliographies from the Research Connections collection. (author abstract)

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Child care decision-making: Emerging findings and policy implications
Forry, Nicole D.; Sandstrom, Heather; Wheatley, Ellen; et al., 18 February, 2014
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

Many factors influence parents' child care decision-making process and choices. Based on the recently-published Child Care Decision-Making Literature Review sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation and produced by Child Trends and co-authors from George Mason University and the Urban Institute, presenters during this webinar highlight key findings, policies, and research related to parents' process, preferences, and priorities in making child care decisions, and constraints and facilitators to selecting preferred care arrangements for families, with a special emphasis on immigrant families and families of children with special needs.

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Child care decision-making: a Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, April, 2009
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on the child care choices of parents with young children, including a summary of issues addressed in the literature, and a list of resources in the areas of choices associated with: parental characteristics, child characteristics, parental employment status, type of child care, perceptions of quality, market characteristics, financial assistance, and consumer education

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Child care during nonstandard work hours: Research to policy resources
Ferguson, Daniel, February, 2016
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

In November 2014, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 was signed into law, reauthorizing the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)--the federal child care subsidy program--for the first time since 1996. In December 2015, the U.S. Office of Child Care issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which updated CCDF regulations in light of the CCDBG Act of 2014 and research that has been published since the passage of the original 1996 law. Included in the proposed rule are provisions to increase the supply and quality of child care during nontraditional hours. Nontraditional hours child care, often also referred to as nonstandard hours child care, has been defined as care provided outside of the standard working day, including during evening, overnight, and weekend hours. This Topic of Interest includes resources from the Research Connections collection on the supply of nonstandard hours child care, child care arrangements of parents working nonstandard hours, and access to child care subsidies of parents working nonstandard hours.

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Child care health & safety: A Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, May, 2010
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on child care health and safety, including a summary of issues addressed in the literature, and a listing of resources in the areas of: health and safety standards, assessments, and strategies; child care environments; and emergency preparedness

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Child care licensing and regulation: A Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, October, 2006
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on child care licensing and regulation, covering the areas of regulatory policies and practices, and the relationship of licensing to quality of care, child outcomes, and child care and labor markets

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Child care licensing and regulation: A Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, March, 2010
(2nd ed.). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on child care licensing and regulation, covering the areas of regulatory policies and practices, and the relationship of licensing to quality of care, child outcomes, and both child care and labor markets

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Child Care Policy Research Consortium projects (1995-2015)
Craig, Donna; Stephens, Samuel A.; Ferguson, Daniel; et al., November, 2015
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

The year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Child Care Policy Research Consortium (CCPRC). CCPRC was created by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in 1995 to support national capacity for sound child care research, identify and respond to critical issues, and link child care research with policy and practice. Supported by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) and the Office of Child Care (OCC) (formerly the Child Care Bureau), the Consortium includes former and current grantees and contractors funded by ACF to conduct child care policy-related research. In partnership with OPRE, the CCPRC holds an annual research meeting that builds on work, webinars, and other activities by the Consortium and its workgroups throughout the year. At the meeting, CCPRC members are joined by Child Care and Development Fund State Administrators, technical assistance partners, and Federal staff from other agencies and departments to consider emerging research findings, questions, and methods that relate to improved outcomes for children and families. In its 20-year existence, the CCPRC has included more than 170 projects. To celebrate the CCPRC's 20th anniversary for its 2015 meeting in Washington, DC, on December 2nd and 3rd, Research Connections has produced this Topic of Interest, which features all of the OPRE- or Child Care Bureau-funded child care research and policy projects in its collection. (author abstract)

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Child care subsidy administration: A Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, November, 2011
(2nd ed.). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on the administration of child care subsidy and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) programs, including resources on the coordination of child care subsidy and TANF administration, child care subsidy administration, and child care subsidy access and use

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Child care subsidy and TANF administration: A Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, November, 2006
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on the administration of child care subsidy and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) programs, including resources on the coordination of child care subsidy and TANF administration, child care subsidy administration, and child care subsidy access and use

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Child care subsidy use and employment outcomes: Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, December, 2012
(2nd ed.). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on the relationship between employment outcomes and receipt of child care subsidies, including research on subsidy receipt and employment outcomes of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low income families

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Child care subsidy use and employment outcomes of TANF and other low-income families: Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, November, 2006
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on the relationship between employment outcomes and receipt of child care subsidies and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), including research on the subsidy receipt and employment outcomes of former welfare recipients and low-income families

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Choice of data sources and data collection methods
Weber, Roberta B. (Bobbie); Grobe, Deana; Davis, Elizabeth E.; et al., 16 September, 2008
(3rd in series of Child Care Market Rate Survey webinars). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections.

This webinar is a discussion of methodology used in the Guidance for Validating Child Care Market Rate Surveys project. It includes an assessment of the methods used to study the effects of data sources and data collection methods on resulting measurements of child care prices.

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City universal preschool initiative evaluations and research: Research-to-policy resources
Ferguson, Daniel, May, 2017
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This Research-to-Policy Resource List provides a comprehensive list of city universal preschool initiative evaluations and research in the Research Connections collection. To count as universal, a city's program must aim to eventually provide universal access to publicly-funded preschool for all four-year-olds using at least some city funds, even if it does not currently achieve universal access. Some well-known programs do not meet these criteria, either because they are the city-based implementation of a state universal preschool program (Tulsa, Oklahoma) or because they do not aim for universal access (Chicago's Child-Parent Centers; Salt Lake City, Utah). Cities with universal preschool programs were identified in recent reviews by the American Institutes for Research and the Rand Corporation, as well as in news reports. A number of city programs have not produced evaluations or research publications or are still in the planning or early implementation stages, including Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Seattle, Washington; and West Sacramento, California. The city universal preschool initiatives that have produced research or evaluation publications and are included here are: Boston, Massachusetts; Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Antonio, Texas; San Francisco, California; and Washington, District of Columbia. (author abstract)

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Community-based summer learning programs for school-age children: Research-to-policy resources
Stephens, Samuel A., July, 2016
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

Summer learning experiences for school-age children can be provided in a variety of ways and settings, including summer school programs (often remedial), community-based programs (often a continuation of afterschool programs), and home-based programs (in which families are provided with information and resources to encourage reading, often run by libraries). Research has indicated that all three types of summer learning programs can have a positive impact on children's retention of key skills when these programs are of high quality, recruit vulnerable children, and engage families in ensuring consistent attendance. Having an impact on a broad scale requires that policies and infrastructure, including funding, are in place to expand effective programs. This Research-to-Policy Resource List compiles publications and documents published in 2010 and later on the following topics related to community-based summer learning programs for school-age children: Effective curricula, best practices and exemplary models; and State policy options. (author abstract)

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Connecting the research community and state early childhood advisory councils: Part 1
Onunaku, Ngozi; Szekely, Amanda Elk; Daily, Sarah; et al., 14 July, 2011
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar presents a detailed overview of the types of activities in which State Early Childhood Advisory Councils are engaged. Also presented is a discussion of types of research activities with the potential to support the work of the councils.

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Connecting the research community and state early childhood advisory councils: Part 2
Grace, Cathy; Kreader, J. Lee, 14 July, 2011
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar presents the work of two state early childhood advisory councils. The first presentation is an overview of Mississippi's efforts to implement the goals of the state's early childhood advisory council. The second presentation focuses on the efforts of the early childhood advisory council of New York State, which, in partnership with national experts and supporters, seeks to improve both the state's quality improvement and early childhood data systems.

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Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States
Susman-Stillman, Amy R.; Banghart, Patti, August, 2008
(Reviews of Research). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A review of research on the characteristics of users and providers of family, friend, and neighbor care (FFN), and a review of research on FFN usage patterns by children's age

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Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States
Susman-Stillman, Amy R.; Banghart, Patti, August, 2008
(Reviews of Research). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

An overview of research on the characteristics of users and providers of family, friend, and neighbor care (FFN), and an overview of research on FFN usage patterns by children's age

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Demographics of family, friend, and neighbor child care: Table of methods and findings
Susman-Stillman, Amy R.; Banghart, Patti, 2009
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A table outlining the research methodologies, populations, sources of data, and findings of select studies on the provision and use of family, friend, and neighbor care in the United States

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Developmental screening and assessment
Park, Soo, June, 2015
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

Young children's development during the first five years of life is rapid and varied between children and across domains (social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and linguistic) within a child. Early and frequent screening ensures children's healthy growth and development. Using reliable, valid, and appropriate screening tools provides important information to ensure children are meeting critical developmental milestones and may detect developmental issues for further evaluation, early intervention and treatment. This Topic of Interest highlights resources on developmental screening and assessment from the Research Connections collection that provide research-based information on: the critical elements of developmental screening and available tools, policy strategies to support developmental screening, and use of screening and assessment data to inform individualized learning plans in early care and education settings. (author abstract)

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Development of the CECER-DLL Parent and Teacher Questionnaires: New tools for characterizing preschool DLLs' experiences
Gillanders, Cristina; Hammer, Carol Scheffner; Scarpino, Shelly E.; et al., 12 March, 2014
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

The Center for Early Care and Education Research-Dual Language Learners (CECER-DLL) has developed parent and teacher questionnaires to document the characteristics of Dual Language Learners (DLLs), their families, and their classrooms, as well as DLLs' experiences with their two languages. This webinar presents the content of questionnaires, the process used to develop them, preliminary findings from a validation study, and the next steps in the development process.

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Digging into the NSECE: Exploiting the potential of the household and provider data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE): Age of child in the NSECE
Milesi, Carolina, July, 2015
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This video presentation examines both definition distinctions concerning age of child and types of care used in the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE).

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Digging into the NSECE: Exploiting the potential of the household and provider data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE): Populating the calendar file (CAPI demo)
Datta, A. Rupa, July, 2015
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This video presentation provides a Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) demo used to capture non-parental child care provision data to populate the calendar file used in the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE).

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Digging into the NSECE: Exploiting the potential of the household and provider data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE): Prices and cost in the NSECE
Datta, A. Rupa, July, 2015
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This video presentation discusses price and cost definitions as related to those used in the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE).

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Digging into the NSECE: Exploiting the potential of the household and provider data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE): Type of care in the NSECE
Datta, A. Rupa; Connelly, Jill, July, 2015
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This video presentation discusses definitions of specific types of care, along with samples used in the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE).

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Digging into the NSECE: Exploiting the potential of the household and provider data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE): Using household and provider data to measure enrollment, usage
Datta, A. Rupa, July, 2015
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This video presentation discusses the availability and potential uses of the non-parental care usage and enrollment data found in the National Survey of Early Care and Education's (NSECE) household and provider data files. Topics examined include: usage definition; types of variables provided; which data set to use (household or provider); considerations in choosing a data file; and advantage comparisons to using each dataset.

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Early care and education and home visiting: A Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, August, 2014
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

Research Connections conducted a comprehensive search of its collection for resources focused on the relationship between early childhood education and care and home visiting. This Key Topic Resource List includes an overview and listing of selected resources from the literature. Resources of various types, including, reports and papers, fact sheets and briefs, summaries, and reviews are included. Selection criteria included policy relevance and relatively recent publication (since 2003). Based on the search results, resources are grouped into the following categories: Overview of home visiting; Home visiting as part of an early childhood program or system; Home visiting as a method for promoting school readiness; Home-based child care and home visiting. Within each category, resources are organized according to publisher type and publication date. Research Connections' descriptions are included for each resource and for journal articles, the author's abstract is included. (author abstract)

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Early care and education collaboration: A Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, July, 2011
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on early care and education collaboration, including resources on defining, measuring, and evaluating collaboration, collaboration and early care and education programs, and evaluations of collaborations in early care and education

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Early care and education integrated data systems: A Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, October, 2014
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

Research Connections conducted a comprehensive search of its collection for resources focused on integrated data systems in early childhood education. Key words used in the search were "integrated data," "coordinated data," "linked data," and "data systems." This Key Topic Resource List includes an overview and listing of selected resources from the literature. Resources of various types--including reports and papers, fact sheets and briefs, summaries, and reviews--are included. Selection criteria focused relatively recent resources (from the years 2000-2014) that addressed issues or provided examples of efforts to create capacity to link administrative data related to young children and the services they receive at the individual (child, family, program or setting) level on an ongoing basis. The development of integrated data systems is still in its infancy, and the research on integrated early childhood data systems is limited and largely descriptive of state efforts to create these data systems. Based on the search results, resources are grouped into the following categories: Goals and rationale for the development of integrated early childhood data systems; Challenges, guidance, and tools for creating integrated early childhood data systems; State and local examples of integrated data systems; Inventories of state and local data. (author abstract)

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Early care and education in tribal communities: Research to policy resources
Grate, Sheree; Stephens, Samuel A., January, 2016
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

There are approximately 390,000 children age nine and under who are identified by their parents as being of American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) heritage alone, while more than 400,000 other children in the same age range share this heritage with that of other race and ethnic groups. The large majority--about 80 percent--of AIAN individuals live outside of tribal lands and reservations and, regardless of where they live, many have incomes below the federal poverty level. While about one-quarter of all individuals who report having some AIAN heritage have incomes below the federal poverty level, the poverty rate among children five and under is 33 percent. Following her visit to two Native American communities in August 2015, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), wrote, "At HHS, we're committed to ensuring healthy, productive lives for families in all communities, and that is true in Indian Country as well." This commitment is exemplified in the federal government's continuing partnership with tribal governments through several programs within HHS, including the Tribal Early Learning Initiative (TELI), the National Center on Tribal Child Care Implementation and Innovation (NCTCCII), and the Tribal Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Tribal MIECHV). (author abstract)

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Early childhood career pathways: Research-to-policy resources
Lawrence, Sharmila, December, 2016
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

States have begun to incorporate careers pathway programs into their workforce and professional development systems in order to strengthen and support the early childhood workforce. A career pathways approach offers career advancement through a progression of educational qualifications, training, and credentials that build on each other and are aligned with the needs of the industry. Additionally, the career pathways approach includes multiple entry and exit points to allow workforce members greater flexibility in acquiring skills and knowledge. While the terms career ladders, career lattices, and career pathways are often used interchangeably in the early care and education field, the Department of Labor's Career Pathways Toolkit differentiates between career ladders or lattices and career pathways defining career ladders or lattices as "a group of related jobs that may comprise a career. They often include a pictorial representation of job progression in a career as well as detailed descriptions of the jobs and the education and experiences that facilitate movement between jobs" (p. 135). Career pathways, in contrast, are more comprehensive and defined as "a combination of rigorous and high-quality education, training and other services..." (such as counseling and support services) that are aligned to support movement along a career ladder or lattice. Career pathways are specifically designed to meet the needs of diverse learners and non-traditional students. This research-to-policy resource list compiles publications from 2008 to the present on early childhood career pathways and career ladders or lattices. Resources are grouped under the following headings: 1) State workforce surveys, 2) Descriptions and considerations for developing early childhood career pathways, 3) State and city efforts to develop early childhood career pathways and career ladders or lattices, 4) Evaluations of early childhood career ladders or lattices. (author abstract)

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Early childhood comprehensive systems: A Key Topic Resource List
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, August, 2007
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on early childhood comprehensive systems (ECCS), including a summary of issues addressed in the literature, and a listing of resources in the following areas: overview of and recommendations for building early childhood systems; state examples, results, and findings; and funding and maximizing resources for early childhood systems

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Early childhood preservice training on promoting social emotional development in young children: Research-to-policy resources
Lawrence, Sharmila, April, 2016
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This Research-to-Policy Resource List focuses on research examining preservice early childhood teacher training to promote the social emotional development of young children. Research in this area is limited but includes survey research on early childhood teacher preparation programs with a focus on social emotional development content, descriptive studies of the perceptions of preservice teachers on how to support social development of young children, and several small scale evaluations of instructional approaches to promote social emotional development. (author abstract)

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Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) 2009: Data training
Bleckman, Johanna; Cannon, Judith; Vogel, Cheri; et al., 27 May, 2015
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar provides training in the use of data from the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) 2009. Overviews of the study's design and methodology, along with information on data access and files, analytic and technical issues, software options, and data usage rules are included.

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Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) 2009: Data training [PowerPoint]
Bleckman, Johanna; Cannon, Judith; Vogel, Cheri; et al., 27 May, 2015
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that provides training in the use of data from the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) 2009. Overviews of the study's design and methodology, along with information on data access and files, analytic and technical issues, software options, and data usage rules are included.

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