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Adjustment Scales for Preschool Intervention: Extending validity and relevance across multiple perspectives
Bulotsky-Shearer, Rebecca J.; Fantuzzo, John W., 2004
Psychology in the Schools, 41(7), 725-736

Two studies evaluating the behavioral and emotional difficulties of Head Start preschool children, and assessing the reliability and concurrent validity of the Adjustment Scales for Preschool Intervention (ASPI)

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Adult attunement and child availability: Interaction of mother and caregiver with three-year-old Kibbutz children
Eshel, Yohanan; Landau, Rivka; Ben-Aaron, Miriam; et al., 2000
Infant Mental Health Journal, 21(6), 411-427

An investigation of adult attentiveness and intrusiveness in dyadic relations between children and their mothers and caregivers, in a sample of 33 three-year-old Kibbutz children in Israel

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After-school program attendance and the social development of rural Latino children of immigrant families
Riggs, Nathaniel R., 2006
Journal of Community Psychology, 34(1), 75-87

A study of the influence of attendance on the social outcomes of Latino elementary school children who participated in an academically-oriented after school program, based on attendance records and teacher, parent, and child questionnaires

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Assessing quality in childminding
Owen, Sue, 2000
Children & Society, 14(2), 147-153

A discussion of child care quality assessments for child care centers in Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

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Availability of childcare support and nutritional status of children of non-working and working mothers in urban Nepal
Nakahara, Shinji; Jimba, Masamine; Poudel, Krishna C.; et al., 2006
American Journal of Human Biology, 18(2), 169-181

An examination of the effects of child care and maternal employment on young children's nutritional status in urban Nepal, comparing the nutritional status of children with working mothers with those of children whose mothers did not work

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Behavior problems among young children in low-income urban day care centers
Gross, Deborah; Sambrook, Andrea; Fogg, Louis; et al., 1999
Research in Nursing & Health, 22(1), 15-25

A description of the frequency and correlation of behavior problems, the degree to which parents and teachers agree about the childrenís behavior problems in their respective contexts, and family characteristics that distinguish toddlers with behavior problems both at home and at day care from the rest of the sample, based on a sample of parents of 2- and 3-year-old children from low-income families

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Behavior problems in young children: An analysis of cross-informants agreements and disagreements
Gross, Deborah; Garvey, Christine; Julion, Wrenetha; et al., 2004
Research in Nursing & Health, 27(6), 413-425

An examination of the convergence between parent and teacher reports of children's behavior problems, and characteristics associated with agreements and disagreements, based on an ethnically diverse sample of 2-4 year olds enrolled in child care

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Beliefs in child care: Social work consensus and lack of consensus on issues of parenting and decision-making
Daniel, Brigid, 1999
Children & Society, 15(3), 179-191

A study in Scotland of the consistency between social workerís beliefs and opinions about good-enough parenting and decision-making in child care and protection cases

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The Be A Star community-based after-school program: Developing resiliency factors in high-risk preadolescent youth
Pierce, Lois H.; Shields, Nancy, 1998
Journal of Community Psychology, 26(2), 175-183

A description of the Be a Star community-based after-school program and an evaluation of its effectiveness in helping children develop decision making skills, feelings of personal competence, cultural awareness, and refusal skills

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Block Child Rearing Practices Report, Modified Version
Rickel, Annette U.; Biasatti, Lawrence L., 1982
Journal of Clinical Psychology, 38(1), 129-134

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Boarding of upper middle class toddlers in China
Brassard, Marla R.; Chen, Suhong, 2005
Psychology in the Schools, 42(3), 297-304

A discussion of the recent trend of Chinese, upper middle class families boarding toddlers, based on anecdotal observations of three Chinese boarding schools

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Breaking barriers: Provision and participation in an out-of-school centre
Mayall, Berry; Hood, Suzanne, 2001
Children & Society, 15(2), 70-81

An exploration of British children's rights and multi-agency workings uses the A Space project, a United Kingdom research and development project, as an exemplar for discussion

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Building a stable workforce: Recruitment and retention in the child care and early years sector
Rolfe, Heather, 2005
Children & Society, 19(1), 54-65

A discussion of issues related to child care workforce recruitment and retention in the United Kingdom, as part of the National Childcare Strategy of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES)

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Caring for the caregiver: Early Head Start/family child care partnerships
Buell, Martha J.; Pfister, Ilka; Gamel-McCormick, Michael; et al., 2002
Infant Mental Health Journal, 23(1-2), 213-230

This study explores the results of partnering with an Early Head Start program for four family child care providers. Providers reported on their perceptions of caregiving, the types of support they found useful from the program, and ways the Early Head Start program could better serve the community. Results indicate that providers feel that they benefited from their partnership with the Early Head Start program in both emotional and instrumental ways, that through the partnership they were able to enhance both the quality of their program and increase their sense of support and professionalism. These results are discussed in terms of supporting infant and toddler development by supporting providers. Policy recommendations are also given. (author abstract)

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Caring for infant daughters and sons in dual-earner households: Maternal reports of father involvement in weekday time and tasks
Manlove, Elizabeth E.; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne, 2002
Infant and Child Development, 11(4), 305-320

A study of maternal reports of gender differences in weekday father involvement with 12-month-olds in 47 dual earner households utilizing full time infant day care with a focus on fatherís time alone with infants, time available to the infant, and participation in care giving tasks

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Can child care assistance in welfare and employment programs support the employment of low-income families?
Gennetian, Lisa A.; Crosby, Danielle A.; Huston, Aletha C.; et al., 2004
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 23(4), 723-743

An investigation of different welfare and employment programs with child care assistance policies and their effects on employment rates and child care decisions of low income families

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The Chances for Children teen parent-infant project: Results of a pilot intervention for teen mothers and their infants in inner city high schools
Mayers, Hillary A.; Hager-Budny, Michaela; Buckner, Elizabeth B.; et al., July/August 2008
Infant Mental Health Journal, 29(4), 320-342

A study of the effects of the Chances for Children mental health intervention on the interactions of adolescent mothers and their infants, based on a sample of 85 mother-infant dyads participating in a child care program in New York City high schools

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Changes in the service delivery model and home visitors' job satisfaction and turnover in an Early Head Start program
Gill, Sukhdeep; Greenberg, Mark T.; Vazquez, Arcel; et al., 2002
Infant Mental Health Journal, 23(1-2), 182-196

A description of the process of implementing an Early Head Start program and the relationship to changes in the home visitorsí job satisfaction

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Childcare as a stabilizing influence on HPA axis functioning: A reevaluation of maternal occupational patterns and familial relations
Chryssanthopoulou, Christina C.; Jessop, David; Turner-Cobb, Julie M.; et al., 2005
Developmental Psychobiology, 47(4), 354-368

An examination of the effects of maternal employment, family environment, and child care arrangements on young children's cortisol levels

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Child care before 6 months of age: A qualitative study of mothers' decisions and feelings about employment and non-maternal care
Leach, Penelope; Barnes, Jacqueline; Stein, Alan; et al., 2006
Infant and Child Development, 15(5), 471-502

A qualitative study of British mothers' beliefs in terms of infant child care and employment, examining reasons for returning to work, process of selecting child care, range and type of advice received, and involvement of fathers

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Child care outcomes: Economic perspectives and issues
Knapp, Martin; Lowin, Ana, 1998
Children & Society, 12(3), 169-179

An analysis of social child care in the United Kingdom from an economic perspective

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Child care quality in different state policy contexts
Rigby, Elizabeth; Ryan, Rebecca; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; et al., Fall 2007
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 26(4), 887-907

Using data from the Child Care Supplement to the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, we test associations between the quality of child care and state child care policies. These data, which include observations of child care and interviews with care providers and mothers for 777 children across 14 states, allow for comparisons across a broader range of policy regimes and care settings than earlier research on this topic. Using multilevel linear and logistic models, we found that more generous subsidy policies (that is, greater investment, higher income eligibility) were positively associated with the quality of care in nonprofit child care centers, as well as with the use of center care. The stringency of regulations (that is, teacher education requirements, teacher-child ratios/thresholds) was also associated with both quality and type of care, but in more complex ways. Higher teacher training requirements were positively associated with the quality of both family child care and nonprofit centers, while more stringent regulations decreased the number of children attending center care. No links were found between state policies and the quality of for-profit center care. The implications for policy makers, advocates, and policy analysts are discussed. (author abstract)

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Child day care provision: Explaining local variation
Randall, Vicky; Fisher, Kimberly, 1998
Children & Society, 15(3), 170-180

An examination of the variations in child care provision and policy influences among British local authorities

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Comparing developmental outcomes for children in care with those for other children in Canada
Flynn, Robert J.; Biro, Chantel, 1998
Children & Society, 12(3), 228-233

A study of the test-retest reliability and convergent validity of single items from the Assessment and Action Record, including comparison of the developmental outcomes of 43 children cared for by the Canadian child welfare agency and those of an approximate comparison group of 1600 children from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth

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Competition in the sandbox: A test of the effects of preschool competition on educational outcomes
Henry, Gary T.; Gordon, Craig S., 2006
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 25(1), 97-127

A study using data from the Georgia Pre-K Longitudinal Study to examine the effects of preschool competition on children's academic achievement, retention, and teacher's ratings of school readiness

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Concurrent and predictive validity of the Phelps Kindergarten Readiness Scale-II
Duncan, Jennifer; Rafter, Erin M., 2005
Psychology in the Schools, 42(4), 355-359

A study of the concurrent and predictive validity of the Phelps Kindergarten Readiness Scale, Second Edition (PKRS-II) in a sample of 74 kindergarten students as a screening tool for possible learning difficulties

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Cumulative parenting stress across the preschool period: Relations to maternal parenting and child behaviour at age 5
Crnic, Keith A.; Hoffman, Casey; Gaze, Catherine; et al., 2005
Infant and Child Development, 14(2), 117-132

A study of cumulative parenting stress across two domains, life events, and parenting daily challenges, assessed with children 3-5 years old in a sample of 125 children and their mothers

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Curriculum and assessment considerations for young children from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse backgrounds
Espinosa, Linda M., 2005
Psychology in the Schools, 42(8), 837-853

A review of research on effective teaching and assessment practices for young children from diverse backgrounds, including recommendations for school personnel in managing cultural and linguistic discrepancies between students and teachers

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The day care tangle: Unexpected outcomes when programs interact
Lewis, Gordon H., 1983
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2(4), 531-547

A paper examining the impact of policy changes to federal and state funded child care assistance programs through a study of the Pennsylvania state child care program

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Developmental Play Assessment
Lifter, Karin Nelson, May 2000
In K. Gitlin-Weiner, A. Sandgrund, & C.E. Schaefer (Eds.), Play diagnosis and assessment (pp. 228-260). New York: John Wiley & Sons

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Development and validation of the preschool learning behaviors scale
McDermott, Paul A.; Perry, Marlo A.; Leigh, Nanette M.; et al., 2002
Psychology in the Schools, 39(4), 353-365

A discussion of the validation of the Preschool Learning Behaviors Scale (PLBS) for use with children aged 3 to 5- Ĺ years, three samples were used; a normative sample used for use in scale development and calibration; a national validation sample for assessing construct invariance and divergent validity; and a local Head Start sample used for retest and interobserver reliability and validity

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Differential effects of high-quality child care
Hill, Jennifer; Waldfogel, Jane; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; et al., 2002
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 21(4), 601-627

An analysis of data collected from the Infant Health and Development Program examining the differential causal effects of access to high quality child care for at risk children who would otherwise have participated in one of three child care options: no non-maternal care, home-based non-maternal care, and center-based care

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The diffusion of a pediatric care innovation in a large urban nonprofit health care system
Barth, Michael C.; Sherlock, Cynthia Hansel, 2003
Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 14(1), 93-106

An evaluation documenting and analyzing the diffusion of an innovation in pediatric primary care, the Healthy Steps for Young Children Program, in a large health care system, Advocate Health Care in Chicago, using Everett Rogersí model

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Do child care regulations affect the child care and labor markets?
Blau, David M., 2003
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 22(3), 443-465

An analysis of the estimated effects of child care regulations on the labor market for mothers of young children and outcomes in the child care market, including type of care, child care hours, costs, and expenditures per hour and per week

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Does well-being contribute to performance?: Emotional security, teacher support, and learning behaviour in kindergarten
Kooman, Helma M. Y.; van Leeuwen, Mirella G. P.; van der Leij, Aryan; et al., 2004
Infant and Child Development, 13(3), 253-275

A study of how emotional security of kindergarten children impacts their level of task involvement and achievement

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Early Head Start and infant mental health
Chazan-Cohen, Rachel; Mann, Tammy; Stark, Deborah Roderick; et al., March/April 2007
Infant Mental Health Journal, 28(2), 99-105

An introduction to a special issue of the journal Infant Mental Health Journal, focusing on aspects of Early Head Start designed to promote infant and maternal mental health

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Early Head Start and infant mental health [Special issue]
Chazan-Cohen, Rachel; Mann, Tammy; Stark, Deborah Roderick; et al., March/April 2007
Infant Mental Health Journal, 28(2)

A special issue of the journal Infant Mental Health Journal, focusing on aspects of Early Head Start designed to promote infant and maternal mental health

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Early Head Start: A dynamic new program for infants and toddlers and their families
Raikes, Helen; Love, John M., 2002
Infant Mental Health Journal, 23(1-2), 1-13

A description of the development of Early Head Start (EHS) and a summary of findings from the EHS national evaluation.

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Early Head Start: Investigations, insights, and promise
Robinson, JoAnn; Fitzgerald, Hiram, 2002
Infant Mental Health Journal, 23(1-2), 250-257

An introduction to a special journal issue on Early Head Start program implementation and evaluation.

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Early Head Start MAP: Manualized Assessment of Progress
Dickstein, Susan; Kuersten-Hogan, Regina; Magee, Karin D.; et al., 2002
Infant Mental Health Journal, 23(1-2), 231-249

A description of the design and uses of the Manualized Assessment of Progress, a child- and family-focused program evaluation protocol for Early Head Start

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The Early Promotion and Intervention Research Consortium (E-PIRC): Five approaches to improving infant/toddler mental health in Early Head Start
Beeber, Linda; Squires, Jane; Harden, Brenda Jones; et al., March/April 2007
Infant Mental Health Journal, 28(2), 130-150

Overviews of the research projects of the Early Promotion and Intervention Research Consortium (E-PIRC) on the topic of infant and toddler mental health within the framework of Early Head Start, including descriptions of two training programs for Early Head Start staff, an intervention for teen mothers, an intervention for Latina mothers with depression, a program to enhance mother-child interaction, and the development of a database of literature

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An educational intervention improves developmental progress of young children in a Romanian orphanage
Sparling, Joseph; Ramey, Sharon L.; Florescu, Laura; et al., 2005
Infant Mental Health Journal, 26(2), 127-142

An experimental study of the impact of stable adult-child relationships, small group size, enriched caregiving, and educational activities on the quality of life, mental health, and overall development of young children in a Romanian orphanage

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An effectiveness-based evaluation of five state pre-kindergarten programs
Wong, Vivian C.; Barnett, W. Steven; Jung, Kwanghee; et al., Winter 2008
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 27(1), 122-154

A comparison of the pre-kindergarten programs in Michigan, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West Virginia, including an examination of the math, reading, and vocabulary scores of participating children, and an exploration of the relationship between program quality and outcomes

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Efficacy and social support as predictors of parenting stress among families in poverty
Raikes, H. Abigail; Thompson, Ross A., 2005
Infant Mental Health Journal, 26(3), 177-190

A study of how parenting stress is influenced by mother's social support and self-efficacy, family income and family risk, among low income parents

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Emotionality, Activity, Sociability, and Impulsivity Scale
Buss, Arnold H.; Plomin, Robert, 1975
In A temperament theory of personality development. New York: John Wiley & Sons

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The emotional quality of childcare centers in Israel: The Haifa Study of Early Childcare
Koren-Karie, Nina; Egoz-Mizrachi, Noa; Sagi, Abraham; et al., 2005
Infant Mental Health Journal, 26(2), 110-126

An observational study examining associations between Israeli infant child care center environments, characteristics of child care workers and parent child relationships

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Enabled or disabled?: Working parents of disabled children and the provision of child-care
Kagan, Carolyn; Lewis, Suzan; Cranshaw, Maureen; et al., 1999
Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 9(5), 369-381

An analysis of formal and informal supports to enable employed parents of disabled children to combine employment and caregiving

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Evaluating beginning reading software for at-risk learners
Bishop, Mary Jean; Santoro, Lana Edwards, 2006
Psychology in the Schools, 43(1), 57-70

A framework based on early reading education and instructional technology to evaluate the design and content of instructional software for improving early reading skills

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An examination of the contributions of interactive peer play to salient classroom competencies for urban Head Start children
Fantuzzo, John W.; Rouse, Heather L. Cohen; Sekino, Yumiko; et al., 2004
Psychology in the Schools, 41(3), 323-36

A journal article on the relationship of urban Head Start children's peer play competence to emotional regulation, autonomy, receptive language skill, and later cognitive, social, and motor outcomes

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The explication of a mentor model, videotaping, and reflective consultation in support of infant mental health
Summers, Susan Janko; Squires, Jane; Funk, Kristin; et al., March/April 2007
Infant Mental Health Journal, 28(2), 216-236

A qualitative description of the mentoring process and use of video in 5 home visiting programs assigning mentors with degrees in clinical social work or psychology to home visiting staff, based on interviews with staff, administrators, mentors, and parents

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