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In the margins: State child care assistance policies on provider reimbursement
National Women's Law Center, March, 2014
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

Several key child care assistance policies--income eligibility limits, waiting lists, parent copayments, reimbursement rates, and eligibility for parents searching for a job--have a significant impact on families' access to help paying for child care, the level of help they receive, and the quality of care. State policies in these essential areas are examined in an annual report by the National Women's Law Center. However, parents' access to affordable, high-quality care is also affected by a number of other state policy decisions. This brief explores some of the policies that determine when states will reimburse for care, including whether they reimburse for care beyond parents' work hours such as during a parent's commute or study time, and whether they reimburse for child care on days when a child is absent from care. (author abstract)

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How are early childhood teachers faring in state teacher evaluation systems?: CEELO policy report
Connors-Tadros, Lori, 18 March, 2014
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes.

The purpose of the brief is to provide state leaders and technical assistance providers with information about the design and requirements of teacher evaluations systems for early childhood teachers in selected states. The brief discusses the approach each state is taking to adapt the state system and develop resources for early childhood teachers. We identify specific opportunities and challenges state leaders are addressing in implementing student learning objectives as an alternative method of measuring early childhood teachers' contributions to children's learning. (author abstract)

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Boston Quality Inventory 2013: Community early care and education programs
Marshall, Nancy L., 10 March, 2014
Wellesley, MA: Wellesley Centers for Women.

A study of the quality of child care centers and family child care homes in Boston, Massachusetts, based on surveys and observations of 45 center-based programs serving infants and toddlers, 45 center-based programs serving preschoolers, and 45 family child care homes

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Civil Rights Data Collection: Data snapshot: Early childhood education
United States. Department of Education. Office for Civil Rights, 21 March, 2014
(Issue Brief No. 2). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

A child's early education, including preschool and elementary school, sets the foundation for his or her future success. The 2011-12 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) collected early-childhood-education-related data such as preschool access and discipline, as well as student retention, in elementary school. For the CRDC, "preschool" means a program operated by a public school for children younger than kindergarten age, including early childhood programs or services. The CRDC does not include data on private preschool programs. (author abstract)

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Participation in out-of-school-time activities and programs
Moore, Kristin A., March, 2014
(Publication No. 2014-13). Washington, DC: Child Trends.

Children and youth who participate in out-of-school-time (OST) programming are more likely than their non-participating peers to do well in school, get sufficient physical exercise, and avoid involvement in risky behaviors. However, there are concerns that there are inequities in access to OST programs, particularly for those from lower-income families. Child Trends drew on parent-reported data from the National Survey of American Families (NSAF), collected in 1997, 1999, and 2002, and data from the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) collected in 2003, 2007 and 2011/12. We examined the rates of participation in OST activities by children 6 to 11 and 12 to 17 years of age, over time, within and across states, and across family income levels. (author abstract)

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State of the states policy snapshot: State early childhood assessment policies
Schilder, Diane, March, 2014
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes.

This brief provides information about child assessments that states require of pre-K and Kindergarten providers. The brief is based on secondary analysis of data collected in the State of Preschool Yearbook and presents a snapshot of responses to questions about child assessment. The information is intended to help states learn from other states as they plan to implement new assessments (e.g. kindergarten entry assessments) and to implement comprehensive early childhood assessment systems. (author abstract)

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