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The impact of child care subsidy use on child care quality
Ryan, Rebecca, Q3 2011
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 26(3), 320-331

In 2008, the federal government allotted $7 billion in child care subsidies to low-income families through the state-administered Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF),now the government's largest child care program (US DHHS, 2008). Although subsidies reduce costs for families and facilitate parental employment, it is unclear how they impact the quality of care families purchase. This study investigates the impact of government subsidization on parents' selection of child care quality using multivariate regression and propensity score matching approaches to account for differential selection into subsidy receipt and care arrangements. Data were drawn from the Child Care Supplement to the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (CCS-FFCWS), conducted in 2002 and 2003 in 14 of the 20 FFCWS cities when focal children were 3 years old (N= 456). Our results indicate that families who used subsidies chose higher quality care than comparable mothers who did not use subsidies, but only because subsidy recipients were more likely to use center-based care. Subgroup analyses revealed that families using subsidies purchased higher-quality home-based care but lower-quality center-based care than comparable non-recipients. Findings suggest that child care subsidies may serve as more than a work support for low-income families by enhancing the quality of nonmaternal care children experience but that this effect is largely attributable to recipients' using formal child care arrangements (versus kith and kin care) more often than non-recipients. (author abstract)

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State child care assistance policies 2011: Reduced support for families in challenging times
Schulman, Karen, October, 2011
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

A study of changes to state child care assistance policies between February 2010 and February 2011 and between 2001 and February 2011, 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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Learning how to navigate U.S. society with young children: Experiences of immigrant mothers utilizing early childhood care and education
Vesely, Colleen K., 2011
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

A study of immigrant parents' early childhood care and education (ECCE) preferences, search processes, and experiences, and social capital gains from ECCE, based on field observations and semi-structured interviews with 41 immigrant mothers with children enrolled in early childhood programs in the Washington, DC, area

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Promoting healthy practices in child care centers: The role of child care resource and referral agencies
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, August, 2011
Arlington, VA: National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

A study of child care center obesity prevention practices and child care resource and referral agency health-related training and technical assistance offerings, based on a survey of 113 agencies from 29 states

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Parents and the high cost of child care: 2011 report
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, August, 2011
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 2010, 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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Building partnerships between Early Head Start grantees and family child care providers: Lessons from the Early Head Start for Family Child Care project: Final report
United States. Office of Head Start, 12 December, 2011
Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start.

An evaluation of Early Head Start (EHS) for Family Child Care, a project to support partnerships between EHS grantees and family child care providers, that examines the characteristics of participating grantees and providers, the implementation, types, and sustainability of the partnerships, and lessons learned, based on project administrative data, interviews with 13 partnership teams, descriptive quality indicators and Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) data, and project documents

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Virginia Star Quality Initiative family child care home demonstration pilot evaluation report
Bradburn, Isabel, 05 August, 2011
Richmond, VA: Virginia Early Childhood Foundation.

An evaluation of a pilot project to include family child care providers in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative, a state child care quality rating and improvement system, that examines the validity, clarity, and comprehensibility of the standards for family child care providers, based on national expert and local coordinator surveys and focus groups, rater and mentor surveys, provider telephone interviews, and an analysis of pilot quality ratings

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Double Jeopardy: Poorer social-emotional outcomes for children in the NICHD SECCYD experiencing home and child-care environments that confer risk
Watamura, Sarah, January/February 2011
Child Development, 82(1), 48-65

A study of the relationships between both home and child care quality and the socioemotional adjustment of groups of children in five different environments at ages 24, 36, and 54 months, based on a secondary analysis of data from 771 children

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Municipal leadership for afterschool: Citywide approaches spreading across the country
Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, 2011
Washington, DC: Institute for Youth, Education, and Families.

An examination and profiles of city-led efforts to build comprehensive out-of-school time systems, based on surveys and interviews with representatives from 27 cities

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The state of preschool 2011: State preschool yearbook
Barnett, W. Steven, 2011
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 2010-2011 program year, based on a survey of administrators of state-funded preschool programs

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We can do better: 2011 update: NACCRRA's ranking of state child care center regulations and oversight
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, March 2011
Arlington, VA: National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

A ranking of state regulation and oversight of child care centers, based on an analysis of state child care licensing regulations

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Early care and education state budget actions FY 2011
National Conference of State Legislatures, August, 2011
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures.

A study of state appropriations of state funds for early care and education programs in fiscal year 2011, based on a survey of legislative fiscal offices in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories

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Exploration of the status of services for immigrant families in early childhood education programs
Vesely, Colleen K., 2011
Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Immigrants make up at least 15 percent of the population in more than 50 countries (Matthews & Ewen 2006). In 2005, "One in every three international migrants lived in Europe and one in every four international migrants lived in North America" (UNPD 2005, 1). At age 3 and 4, children in immigrant families were less likely to be enrolled in preschool than their native-born counterparts (Hernandez, Denton, & Macartney 2007). Consequently, the goal of this study, which was conducted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) with support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, was to add to researchers' and practitioners' understanding of how early childhood education (ECE) programs are currently working with immigrant children and families. Using qualitative case study methodology, including in-depth interviews with teachers, program staff, and parents as well as field observations in ECE programs in the United States and in Eastern Europe, analyses were conducted with respect to how high-quality programs work with immigrant families. Through qualitative analyses of the interview transcripts and field observation notes, four principles or themes emerged as particularly important for working with immigrant families: (1) improving quality of and access to ECE programs for immigrant families, (2) building relationships with immigrant parents and families, (3) supporting immigrant parents' identity development and representation in their communities, and (4) fostering staff dynamics, development, and well-being. Each of these is explored individually in the report, in terms of dynamics as well as recommendations for ECE programs currently working with immigrant families. (author abstract)

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Teaching social skills to enhance work performance in a child care setting
Gear, Sabra, March, 2011
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 46(1), 40-51

An account of the training and a measurement of the job performance improvements of a developmentally disabled child care worker with Down Syndrome

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Results from the Virginia Landscape: Spring 2011
National Professional Development Center on Inclusion, April, 2011
Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Inclusion.

The purpose of this survey conducted in spring 2011 was to gather information across multiple sectors to produce a descriptive landscape of early childhood professional development (PD) in Virginia. A total of 256 early childhood PD providers responded to the survey (see method section for additional details). These PD providers answered questions about the characteristics of the learners (the who), the content of the PD (the what), and the methods used to promote the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in practice (the how). (author abstract)

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Preschool teachers' sense of community, instructional quality, and children's language and literacy gains
Guo, Ying, March, 2011
Early Education and Development, 22(2), 206-233

A study of the relationship between teacher sense of community and both the language and print concepts gains of students, and an examination of the moderating influence of instructional quality, based on data collected from the classrooms of 75 public prekindergarten or Head Start teachers in two states

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Does intensity matter?: Preschoolers' print knowledge development within a classroom-based intervention
McGinty, Anita, Q3 2011
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 26(3), 255-267

A study of the relationship between intensity of intervention, specifically number of intervention sessions per week and the amount of practice provided per session, and print knowledge learning, based on data from 367 randomly selected children from 55 preschool classrooms over the course of 30 weeks

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Achieving a state of healthy weight: A national assessment of obesity prevention terminology in child care regulations 2010
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care (U.S.), January, 2011
Aurora, CO: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care.

A study of the extent to which state child care regulations meet standards related to obesity prevention in the areas of infant feeding, nutrition, and physical activity

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