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State child care assistance policies 2010: New federal funds help states weather the storm
Schulman, Karen, September 2010
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

A study of changes to state child care assistance policies between February 2009 and February 2010, including changes to income eligibility limits, waiting lists, parent copayments, reimbursement rates, and assistance to parents searching for a job, based on a survey of state child care administrators

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A compilation of initiatives to support home-based child care
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March 31, 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A compilation of profiles of 96 initiatives that target and support home-based child care

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Child care in rural areas: Top challenges
Smith, Linda K., 09 July, 2010
Arlington, VA: National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

An examination of child care challenges facing child care providers and parents in rural areas, based on survey responses from child care resource and referral agencies in 42 states

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The Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment: Compendium of quality rating systems and evaluations
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, April, 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A compendium of information on quality rating systems of child care and early education programs, including a proposal of an analytic framework for the assessment and evaluation of quality rating systems and profiles of such systems in 26 states

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Early care and education state budget actions FY 2010
Clothier, Steffanie, April, 2010
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures.

A study of state appropriations of state funds for early care and education programs in fiscal year 2010, based on a survey of legislative fiscal offices in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories

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Parents and the high cost of child care: 2010 update
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, August, 2010
Arlington, VA: National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

A state-by-state study of the prices of center-based and family child care for infants, preschool-age children, and school-age children in 2009, 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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Preschool education in Virginia and the resulting academic effects for third- and fifth-grade at-risk students
Randall, Pamela P., 2010
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

A longitudinal comparison of the academic achievement of the at risk students who either did or did not attend a Virginia Preschool Initiative program, based on an analysis of third- and fifth-grade math and reading scores on the Standards of Learning tests

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The state of preschool 2010: State preschool yearbook
Barnett, W. Steven, 2010
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

An annual review of access to, quality in, and resources devoted to state-funded preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children in all 50 states and the District of Columbia during the 2009-2010 program year, based on a survey of administrators of state-funded preschool programs

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Child care in the commercial corridors
Arlington County (Va.). Arlington Economic Development, January, 2010
Arlington: Arlington County (Va.), Arlington Economic Development.

An examination of the role of child care availability in the economic development of Arlington, Virginia, and policy recommendations for the county to both support the child care needs of local businesses and allow for the opening of child care centers in commercial locations

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Family socioeconomic status and consistent environmental stimulation in early childhood
Crosnoe, Robert, May/June 2010
Child Development, 81(3), 972-987

A study of the relationship between both math and reading achievement and growth and both family socioeconomic status and environmental stimulation at home, in preschool, in child care, and in 1st-grade classrooms, from a secondary analysis of data on 1,364 children

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Pre-kindergarten in the south: Preserving the region's comparative advantage in education
Southern Education Foundation, 2010
Atlanta, GA: Southern Education Foundation.

An examination of the provision of prekindergarten services in the Southern United States, and a discussion of early childhood education as the region's comparative educational advantage

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Improving supports for parents of young children: State-level initiatives
Higgins, Louisa B., September 2010
New York: National Center for Children in Poverty.

A discussion of the correlation between parenting quality and children's outcomes, an overview of parenting support initiatives in four states, and recommendations to guide the development of state-level parenting support programs

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Virginia Department of Education: Evaluation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers: 2008-2009
Park, Heidi, August, 2010
Richmond: Virginia, Department of Education.

An evaluation of Virginia 21st Century Community Learning Centers that: examines center characteristics, including parental education services and student participation; compares the gains in reading and mathematics achievement of participants and matched nonparticipants; explores associations between center characteristics and participants' reading and mathematics achievement; and identifies promising practices and challenges to meeting centers' objectives, based on program reporting data and state reading and mathematics assessment data

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Virginia Department of Education: Evaluation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers: 2007-2008
Layton, Erika, February, 2010
Richmond: Virginia, Department of Education.

An evaluation of Virginia 21st Century Community Learning Centers that: examines center characteristics, including parental education services and student participation; compares the gains in reading and mathematics achievement of participants and matched nonparticipants; explores associations between center characteristics and participants' reading and mathematics achievement; and identifies promising practices and challenges to meeting centers' objectives, based on program reporting data and state reading and mathematics assessment data

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