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About everyone's child: Winning public support for early learning
Lawrence, Jr., David, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 39-42). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

Accounts of the political strategies used by the movement for public early education in the Miami, Florida area during county funding referenda in 1998, 2002, and 2008

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Access to programs
Ranck, Edna R., 2003
In D. Cryer & R.M. Clifford (Eds.), Early childhood education and care in the USA (pp. 47-63). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

A review of longstanding problems involved with the supply and demand of early childhood education and care, which offers potential solutions to these problems

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Accountability in early childhood: No easy answers
Meisels, Samuel J., 2007
In Pianta, R. C., Cox M. J., & Snow K. L. (2007). School readiness and the transition to kindergarten in the age of accountability (pp. 31-47). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An inquiry into the role of high-stakes testing in early childhood programs in the adoption of early childhood policies, with a suggestion of an alternative method for the assessment of children to inform the decisions of public policymakers

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Advancing the measurement of quality for early childhood programs that support early language and literacy development
Neuman, Susan B., 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 51-76). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A review of assessment tools for the measurement of the quality of children's language and literacy development in center-based and family child care settings

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Aligning measures of quality with professional development goals and goals for children's development
Pianta, Robert C., 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 297-315). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

Arguments for the improvement of the quality of early childhood education and care through the alignment of measurable professional development goals for educators with developmental goals for children

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Aligning stage-appropriate evaluation with the stages of implementation: Formative evaluation and fidelity
Blasberg, Amy, 2013
In T. Halle, A. Metz, & I. Martinez-Beck (Eds.), Applying implementation science in early childhood programs and systems (pp. 95-96). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An introduction to a section of the book Applying Implementation Science in Early Childhood Programs and Systems, focusing on the application of implementation science concepts to the early stages of early care and education program implementation

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Aligning stage-appropriate evaluation with the stages of implementation: Ongoing monitoring and scale-up/replication
Blasberg, Amy, 2013
In T. Halle, A. Metz, & I. Martinez-Beck (Eds.), Applying implementation science in early childhood programs and systems (pp. 171-172). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An introduction to a section of the book Applying Implementation Science in Early Childhood Programs and Systems, focusing on the application of implementation science concepts to the later stages of early care and education program implementation

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Applications of implementation science to early care and education programs and systems: Implications for research, policy, and practice
Halle, Tamara, 2013
In T. Halle, A. Metz, & I. Martinez-Beck (Eds.), Applying implementation science in early childhood programs and systems (pp. 295-314). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of the research, policy, and practice implications from a collection of writings on the role of implementation science in early care and education, with examples of applications of implementation science principles, strategies, and frameworks to early care and education practices, programs, and systems

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Applying choice-based multivenue education concepts to preschool education
Witte, Daniel E., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 130-134). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

An argument for choice-based and diverse early education offerings in the United States as inspired by the conceptual work of Thomas Jefferson

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Applying implementation science in early childhood programs and systems
Halle, Tamara, 2013
Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A collection of writings on the role of implementation science in early care and education, with examples of applications of implementation science principles, strategies, and frameworks to early care and education practices, programs, and systems

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Applying lessons learned from evaluations of model early care and education programs to preparation for effective implementation at scale
Downer, Jason T., 2013
In T. Halle, A. Metz, & I. Martinez-Beck (Eds.), Applying implementation science in early childhood programs and systems (pp. 157-169). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of the roles of coaching and intervention fidelity data in supporting successful program implementation

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Assessing readiness
Meisels, Samuel J., 1999
In R.C. Pianta & M.J. Cox (Eds.), The transition to kindergarten (pp. 39-66). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

A review of the literature on the Assessment of School Readiness

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Assessing the school readiness needs of a state
Schultz, Tom, 2009
In R.C. Pianta & C. Howes (Eds.), The promise of pre-k, (pp. 31-50). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A description and analysis of 6 states' efforts to assess young children and the programs and settings in which they are prepared for schooling

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Assessing Spanish-English bilingual preschoolers: A guide to best approaches and measures
Barrueco, Sandra, 2012
Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing

A guide to early childhood bilingual assessment and a review of 37 developmental assessments available in English and Spanish

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Bachelor's degrees are necessary but not sufficient: Preparing teachers to teach young children
Bowman, Barbara T., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 54-57). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A commentary on the changing skill requirements and ideal educational levels of early childhood teachers

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B.A. plus: Reconciling reality and reach
Kagan, Sharon Lynn, 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 68-73). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of requiring early childhood teachers to hold a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree, and an outline of alternative and complimentary approaches to educational requirements for early educators

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Beginning literacy with language: Young children learning at home and in school
Dickinson, David K., 2001
Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

An edited text with multiple authors reporting on research regarding the relationship between early interactions and children's language and literacy skills, as part of the Home School Study of Language and Literacy Development

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Beginning school for children at risk
Ramey, Craig T., 1999
In R.C. Pianta & M.J. Cox (Eds.), The transition to kindergarten (pp. 217-251). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

A review of why the transition to school is considered an important period for scientific inquiry, educational improvement, and societal concern

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Beyond classroom-based measures for preschoolers: Addressing the gaps in measures for home-based care and care for infants and toddlers
Sandstrom, Heather, 2011
In M. Zaslow, I. Martinez-Beck, K. Tout, & T. Halle (Eds.), Quality measurement in early childhood settings (pp. 317-343). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A discussion of appropriateness of indicators in the assessment of quality in family child care settings, based on recommendations from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)

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The case for public preschool
Gilliam, Walter S., 2011
In E.F. Zigler, W.S. Gilliam, & W.S. Barnett (Eds.), The pre-k debates: Current controversies and issues (pp. 116-120). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes

A compilation of select arguments for the placement of public prekindergarten programs in public schools throughout the United States

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Challenges for early childhood education and care policy
Clifford, Richard M., 2003
In D. Cryer & R.M. Clifford (Eds.), Early childhood education and care in the USA (pp. 191-210). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

An overview of recent, significant changes in early childhood education and care policy in the United States, which discusses future implications and trends

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Challenging behaviors in early childhood settings: Creating a place for all children
Bell, Susan Hart, 2004
Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

A guide to managing challenging behaviors in early childhood settings through assessing the classroom environment and linking behavior modification to developmentally appropriate curricula and teaching practices

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The changing nature of the transition to school: Trends for the next decade
Pianta, Robert C., 1999
In R.C. Pianta & M.J. Cox (Eds.), The transition to kindergarten (pp. 363-379). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

A book chapter addressing research, policy, and practical issues surrounding transition from home to school, from child care to school, and from early childhood to elementary programs

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Changing schools for changing families
Melton, Gary B., 1999
In R.C. Pianta & M.J. Cox (Eds.), The transition to kindergarten (pp. 179-213). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

A review of why the transition to school is considered an important period for scientific inquiry, educational improvement, and societal concern

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Children with disabilities in early elementary school
Wolery, Mark, 1999
In R.C. Pianta & M.J. Cox (Eds.), The transition to kindergarten (pp. 253-280). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

A chapter overview of research surrounding transition to Kindergarten drawn for children with disabilities

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