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Finding and exploring existing large-scale data to study early care and education among Hispanics
Lopez, Michael; Grindal, Todd; Bleckley, David; et al., 13 October, 2016
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar, held on October 13, 2016, was hosted by Research Connections and the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families and was intended to help researchers learn about several new early care and education data resources. The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families recently released a series of data briefs and interactive tools to facilitate the access and use of existing, large-scale data sets to examine policy-relevant questions about early care and education use among low-income Hispanic families. The webinar introduced the series of four early care and education data briefs and described data sets that were included; described the use of the interactive tools; and provided two illustrative examples of how to use the briefs and interactive tools to access the most relevant data set(s) that will best help answer researchers' questions.

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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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Understanding and using the Head Start CARES Data: An introductory webinar
Bleckman, Johanna; Mattera, Shira K.; Mancini, Patrizia; et al., 17 December, 2015
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar provides an overview of the Head Start CARES (Classroom-based Approaches and Resources for Emotion and Social-skill Promotion) data sets in terms of design, study sample, key measures, and implementation/impact findings. An introduction to impact analysis examines topics such as random assignment design, analysis models and variables, and data masking. Demonstration of data retrieval from the Research Connections website highlights publicly available data, as well as how to apply for restricted data access.

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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): 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): 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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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): 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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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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NSECE webinar 2: Key definitions and sample characteristics
Bleckman, Johanna; Datta, A. Rupa, 18 May, 2015
(NSECE Webinar Series, Part 2). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

The second webinar uses publicly available documents to explain key definitions and sample characteristics for each of the four main NSECE data files (Household, Home-based ECE Provider, Center-based ECE Provider, classroom-assigned Center-based ECE Workforce). This webinar helps researchers beginning to work with the NSECE data understand some key characteristics of the data before they conduct analyses. (author abstract)

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NSECE webinar 1: Study design, sampling, and public release of the National Survey of Early Care and Education
Bleckman, Johanna; Datta, A. Rupa, 08 May, 2015
(NSECE Webinar Series, Part 1). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar on the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) presents an overview of the study design, a guide to the study's data files, a guide to data file documentation, and a description of the key features of each of the four main NSECE surveys, namely the household, home-based providers, center-based providers, and classroom-assigned center-based workforce surveys.

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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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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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Weighting and variance estimation in early care and education data: A training and Q&A
West, Jerry, October, 2012
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar provides an introduction to the use of weights and a presentation on the estimation of variance and the place of standard errors in secondary analyses of national early childhood and education data sets.

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Implementation science part 2: Examples from the states
Lake, Dianne; Halle, Tamara; Swenson-Klatt, Deborah L.; et al., 12 September, 2012
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar contains three presentations on the intersection of implementation science and child care and early education quality improvement initiatives. The first presentation presents a framework for the use of implementation science in quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). The second presentation shares Minnesota's experience of using implementation science in the implementation of Parent Aware, the state's QRIS. The third presentation is on the application of implementation science by the National Center on Child Care Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives (PDW Center) in their professional development activities.

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Using the RC website and the CCDF Policies Database
Gottesman, David; Lawrence, Sharmila; Durham, Christin; et al., September, 2012
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar provides virtual tours and examples of the use of the Child Care & Early Education Research Connections (RC) Web site and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database.

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Effective analysis of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrative data
Bleckman, Johanna; Aschaffenburg, Karen, 15 August, 2012
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar describes the public CCDF Administrative Data Series, it explains how to use the data, and it reviews the ACF-801 data reporting requirements. Several concrete research questions with an analytic strategy are discussed. Finally, an effective research/analysis process is summarized.

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Implementation Science Part 1: Professional development systems
Halle, Tamara; Young, Billie, 30 May, 2012
Washington, DC: National Center on Child Care Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives

This webinar provides an outline of the principles and methods of Implementation Science and an explanation of their potential use in the context of early childhood professional development systems. The presentation includes an analysis of implementation components, steps involved in creating readiness for change, use of the Fit and Feasibility tool developed by the National Implementation Research Network, and the importance of data collection and reporting. Numerous examples are supplied to illustrate the application of Implementation Science methods to integrated professional development systems in states.

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What does the research tell us about dual language learners?
Castro, Dina Carmela; Burchinal, Margaret, 31 October, 2011
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar presents an overview of the research activities of the Center for Early Care and Education Research-Dual Language Learners (CECER-DLL) project. Issues addressed include the improvement of the assessment and measurement of young children who are dual language learners as well as the improvement of child care and early education practices, programs, and policies in the service of this population.

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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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Enhancing home-based care
Kreader, J. Lee; Banghart, Patti; McCabe, Lisa A.; et al., 08 June, 2011
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar contains three presentations on approaches to enhancing the quality of home-based child care experiences. The first presentation describes a program in Minnesota to fund programming to support the development of children being served by family friend and neighbor providers. The second presentation describes the Caring for Quality home visiting program in Upstate New York, designed to offer informal education to home-based providers. The third presentation describes the Community Connections project in Cook County, IL, designed to link home-based providers with public prekindergarten programs.

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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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Head Start Impact Study online training and Q&A
Roach, Julia; Brooks, Jennifer; Heid, Camilla; et al., 23 February, 2011
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar describes the research questions, study design, and instruments used by the Head Start Impact Study. It then provides a walk-through of the study's data files and their use.

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Features of professional development in child care quality improvement systems
Kreader, J. Lee; Smith, Sheila; Schneider, William; et al., 09 February, 2011
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar discusses the findings of a 17-state survey of the coaching, training, and technical assistance strategies aligned with state quality rating and improvement systems, as well as the resulting trends, questions, and issues for future consideration emerging from the study.

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Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) 2006 Cohort online training and Q&A
West, Jerry; Roach, Julia; Malone, Lizabeth M.; et al., 16 November, 2010
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar provides a detailed description of the available data and potential uses of the dataset of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), 2006 Cohort. Included in this presentation are discussions of the study's purposes, design, and technical issues, as well as detailed descriptions of data collection instruments, data file variables, approaches to data weighting, and other issues related to the use of FACES 2006 data in secondary analyses studies.

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Family child care networks and quality improvement in family child care homes
Bromer, Juliet; Lieberman, Eric; Moeller, Anita; et al., 30 March, 2009
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar contains three presentations on networks of support for family child care providers. The first presentation describes a study of the relationship between family child care quality and both participation in and features of funded and staffed networks of providers in Chicago. The second presentation outlines the history, characteristics, use, offerings, and direction of Massachusetts' family child care support systems. The third presentation describes the services provided to network participants in the Head Start Family Child Care Program of Jefferson County, Alabama.

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Selection of geographic unit for market price study and maximum rate setting
Davis, Elizabeth E.; Grobe, Deana; Weber, Roberta B. (Bobbie); et al., 18 September, 2008
(4th in series of Child Care Market Rate Survey webinars). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar describes the choices available to states in the selection of geographic units when studying child care market rates. It shares author research on price clusters. It describes current practices of states. Lastly, it discusses technical issues related to the choice of geographic units. Examples are given from a study of market rates in Minnesota.

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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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Market rate survey policies and practices of states
Weber, Roberta B. (Bobbie), September, 2008
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar presents findings from the Guidance for Validating Child Care Market Rate Surveys project, including a description of market rate survey practices of states, territories, and tribes, an examination of validity of market rate survey methods, and a study of the effects of subsidies on child care market prices.

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Guidance for producing accurate price findings
Weber, Roberta B. (Bobbie), September, 2008
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar presents a series of insights discovered in the process of conducting the research of the Guidance for Validating Child Care Market Rate Surveys project. Overviews are provided to discoveries made about ways to approach the topics of cost of conducting surveys, data sources, samples, data collection, pricing practices, price conversions, and price variation within geographic units, all within a study of child care market rates.

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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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