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Air Force/NACCRRA Quality Family Child Care (QFCC) project: Final report
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, January, 2007
Arlington, VA: National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

An evaluation of a joint Air Force-National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies initiative to increase the supply of high-quality family child care in civilian communities near Air Force bases by implementing the Air Force model of family child care among local providers

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The Build Initiative: Building early learning systems in the states: A report on the fourth year
Bruner, Charles, June, 2007
Cross Lanes, WV: Build Initiative.

An examination of the contributions of the Build Initiative in its fourth year of fostering of state partnerships to develop comprehensive systems of early learning and care

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Child care Quality Rating and Improvement System: Considerations for development in Washington State
Washington (State). Department of Early Learning, September 2007
Olympia: Washington State, Department of Early Learning.

A discussion of the development of the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and the influence of licensing regulations on child care program quality in Washington state, with a focus on process quality, teacher compensation and teacher qualifications

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The determinants and consequences of child care subsidies for single mothers in the USA
Blau, David M., October 2007
Journal of Population Economics, 20(4), 719-741

A study of the effects of child care subsidies on the employment, school, and welfare participation of single mothers following the passage of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA)

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Family, Friend and Neighbor Caregiver Project: 2006 report
Organizational Research Services, January, 2007
Seattle, WA: Child Care Resources.

An evaluation of the Family, Friend and Neighbor Caregiver Project in 2006, a community-based initiative to develop a network of supports and resources for family, friend, and neighbor caregivers and the children they care for

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Getting organized: Unionizing home-based child care providers
Chalfie, Deborah, 2007
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

An examination of statewide efforts to allow home-based child care workers, including licensed family child care providers and regulation-exempt family, friend, and neighbor caregivers receiving subsidies, to join unions

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Infant/toddler early learning guidelines
National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative (U.S.), 2007
Washington, DC: National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative.

An overview of the Early Learning Guidelines (ELGs) published by 17 states and 3 territories

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National Study of Child Care for Low-Income Families: Care in the home: A description of family child care and the experiences of the families and children that use it: Final report
United States. Administration for Children and Families, August, 2007
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families.

Findings from the two-and-a-half-year In-Depth Study of Family Child Care, a component of the National Study of Child Care for Low-Income Families, focusing on parents and their employment and child care experience, family child care providers and their homes as child care environments, and children and their experiences in family child care

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National Study of Child Care for Low-Income Families: Patterns of child care use among low-income families: Final report
United States. Administration for Children and Families, September 2007
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families.

A study of families' decisions regarding employment and child care arrangements, examining variations by child's age, mother's race, and other family characteristics, and assessing the impact of child care subsidies and other state and local policies on families' choices

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National Study of Child Care for Low-Income Families: State and Community Substudy: Final report
United States. Administration for Children and Families, September 2007
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families.

A study of ongoing changes in state and community policies for meeting the child care needs of low-income families as a result of welfare reform implementation, including child care subsidy use and expenditures from 1997 to 2001 and child care subsidy policies and their administration from 1999 to 2002, based on administrative records, policy manuals, and key informant interviews from 17 states and 25 communities

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Observed classroom quality profiles in state-funded pre-kindergarten programs and associations with teacher, program, and classroom characteristics
LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer, Q1 2007
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 22(1), 3-17

An examination of early childhood education classrooms to determine variations in classroom quality as well as differences in program characteristics in terms of teacher characteristics as well as differences in child/adult ratios, program length, and number of enrolled students

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Oral health promotion, prevention, & treatment strategies for Head Start families: Early findings from the Oral Health Initiative evaluation: Vol. II. Site profiles
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, September 05, 2007
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

Interim findings from a two-year implementation evaluation of the Head Start Oral Health Initiative, which provided grants to Head Start programs to design and implement oral health promotion strategies, based on 1) interviews with program directors, 2) a web-based record-keeping system for grantees, and 3) site visits. This volume is based on data from the first source

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Parent-Child Home Program/Play & Learn Group Demonstration Project: Summary of evaluation findings
Organizational Research Services, September, 2007
Seattle, WA: Business Partnership for Early Learning. (No longer accessible as of October 11, 2012).

An outcome and process evaluation of the first cohort of the Seattle, Washington, Parent-Child Home Program/Play & Learn Group Demonstration Project, a two-year program consisting of an early literacy and school readiness home visiting program for toddlers and facilitator-led play groups for children and adults to foster early learning skills

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Parents and the high price of child care: 2007 update
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, 2007
Arlington, VA: National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

A study of the prices of center-based and family child care for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children, based on a national survey of state child care resource and referral networks and local child care resource and referral agencies

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Practices and policies: Market rate surveys in states, territories, and tribes
Weber, Roberta B. (Bobbie), May 2007
Corvallis, OR: Oregon Child Care Research Partnership

Findings from a study examining current child care market rate survey methods, practices, and policies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, territories, and tribes, including descriptions of challenges faced by jurisdictions in conducting surveys, and methods of providing study data

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Preschool predictors of the need for early remedial and special education services
Mann, Emily A., January 2007
Elementary School Journal, 107(3), 273-285

An examination of child related predictors (sociodemographic factors, cognitive development, child behavior) in terms of their relation to teacher recommendations for early placement in special education classes

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School readiness: A multifaceted, developmental approach
Williams, Shannon, 2007
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of California, Davis

A study of patterns of children's school readiness, the relationship of children's early child care experiences to their school readiness and success, the relationship of children's school readiness to their school success, and the role of family risk factors in children's school readiness, based on analysis of data for 1,364 children from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development

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Screening for hearing loss in early childhood programs
Eiserman, William D., Q1 2007
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 22(1), 105-117

An examination of the feasibility of testing for hearing loss in migrant, American Indina, and Early Head Start children and an investigation into the effectiveness of implementing a hearing loss testing program within Early Head Start programs

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Spanish-speaking children's social and language development in pre-kindergarten classrooms
Chang, Florence, 2007
Early Education and Development, 18(2), 243-269

A discussion of the Spanish and English language interactions that Spanish-speaking children experience in the pre-K classroom in relation to their social and cognitive outcomes, based on data from 345 Spanish-speaking students in pre-K programs

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State assessment of internal controls: Final report
United States. Child Care Bureau, May, 2007
Washington, DC: U.S. Child Care Bureau.

A description of the development and pilot of the State Internal Control Self-Assessment Instrument, an instrument for assessing states' internal controls for preventing improper payments in their administration of the Child Care and Development Fund

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The state of preschool 2007: State preschool yearbook
Barnett, W. Steven, 2007
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

An annual review of access, quality, and resources in state-funded preschool programs for children ages three and four, in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, during the 2006-2007 program year, based on a survey of administrators of state-funded preschool programs

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State survey analysis report
United States. Child Care Bureau, 07 February, 2007
Washington, DC: U.S. Child Care Bureau.

A study of states' policies and procedures used to identify, measure, and reduce improper payments in the administration of the Child Care and Development Fund

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Supplemental educational services and implementation challenges in the northwest region states
Saifer, Steffen, July 2007
Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.

An exploration of the access of students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to supplemental education programs as required by the No Child Left Behind Act, including a discussion of challenges encountered in the implementation of such programs

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