Informal child care: Choice or chance?: A literature review
Rutter, Jill, 2011
London: Daycare Trust.
A review of research on informal child care in the United Kingdom, including patterns of and factors that influence use, parent and child views of informal child care, parental informal child care decisionmaking, characteristics of providers, and outcomes of informal child care
Quality in family, friend, and neighbor child care settings
Susman-Stillman, Amy R., May 2011
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
A review of research on issues related to the quality of family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) child care, including structural and process quality in FFN child care settings, parental perceptions of FFN care, and the relationship between FFN care and child outcomes
An updated and annotated summary of evidence: A compendium to: With our best future in mind
Pascal, Charles E., June, 2009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Queen's Printer for Ontario.
A research review identifying evidence-based principles to aid in the design of a comprehensive plan for a full-day early learning system for four- and five-year-old children in Ontario
A review of the state of the field of early childhood learning and development in child care, kindergarten and family support programs
Cleveland, Gordon, 02 June, 2006
Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Council on Learning.
A review of research on the relationship of early learning and child care programs in Canada to child development and learning
Benefits and costs of high quality child care: Review of the literature
Marvin Shaffer and Associates, September 2005
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: YWCA of Vancouver.
A review of the methodology and findings of research on the costs and benefits of high-quality child care and early education programs
Working for change: Canada's child care workforce: Labour market update: Literature review
Bertrand, Jane, 2004
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Child Care Human Resources Sector Council.
A review of research on issues affecting the child care and education workforce
Out of school care: A brief review of the literature
Scotland. Education Department, March 2002
(SCRE Research Report No. 106). Glasgow, Scotland: Scottish Council for Research in Education.
A review of literature on current and recent research- completed in ten years of 2001- of out-of-school care commissioned by the Scottish Executive Education Department, including the definition of out-of-school care, its providers, who utilizes it, the benefits for parents and their children, and its implications for Scottish education
Quality by design: What do we know about quality in early learning and child care, and what do we think?: A literature review
Friendly, Martha, 2005
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto, Childcare Resource and Research Unit.
A review of research on factors that effect quality of early education and child care, looking at both the individual program level and at the policy level
Appendix I: Literature review: Literature review of the participation of disadvantaged children and families in ECEC services in Europe
Lazzari, Arianna, 29 October, 2012
Brussels, Belgium: European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture.
A review of research in European Union member states on barriers to and promising practices regarding disadvantaged children's and families' access to early childhood education and care (ECEC) and on the relationship of ECEC participation to children's cognitive and socioemotional outcomes
Literature review: Governance of integrated early care and learning systems
Findlay, Tammy, June, 2010
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Coalition of Child Care Advocates of British Columbia.
An overview of approaches to early care and learning system governance in New Jersey, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Venezuela, and Reggio Emilia, Italy
A review of the research literature: Effective investments in the child care and early education profession
Weber, Roberta B. (Bobbie), October 2008
Corvallis: Oregon Child Care Research Partnership.
A review of research related to: the impact of child care and early education workforce professional development on teacher behavior and child outcomes; strategies for supporting professional development in the child care and early education workforce; the impact of scholarship programs and compensation and retention initiatives; and the integration of the Oregon Community Foundation scholarship program within the child care and early education system in Oregon
Early years: What is known about the long-term economic impact of centre-based early childhood interventions?: Technical report
Penn, Helen, 2006
London: University of London, Social Science Research Unit, Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre.
A cost-benefit analysis of the long-term impacts of center-based child care interventions
Condition of children birth to age five and status of early childhood services in California: Synthesis of recent research
American Institutes for Research, August, 2012
Sacramento: California, Child Development Division.
An overview of the characteristics and risk factors of children from birth to age 5 in California, and an examination of the status of early learning and care services in California, based on a synthesis of 81 recent research and policy analyses
Bachelor degrees are best: Higher qualifications for pre-kindergarten teachers lead to better learning environments for children
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Trust for Early Education.
A study highlighting prekindergarten teachers with bachelorís degrees and their direct link to quality in child care and early education
Are they in any real danger?: What research does--and doesn't--tell us about child care quality and children's well-being
Love, John M., 1996
Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.
A review of research on the relationship between child care quality and children's development and well-being in center-based and family child care.
Credentialing and accreditation in home child care: A review of the literature
Stuart, Barbara, 2002
Guelph, Ontario, Canada: University of Guelph, Center for Families, Work and Well-Being.
A literature review of resources discussing the varied approaches to the licensing and training of family child care providers in Canada
Benefits of early childhood interventions across the world: (Under) Investing in the very young
Nores, Milagros, 2009
Economics of Education Review,
A review of the international (non-U.S.) evidence on the benefits of early childhood interventions in the area of cognition, behavior, health, and schooling, with a total of 38 contrasts of 30 interventions in 23 countries with a focus on studies applying a quasi-experimental or random assignment design
Health and school readiness literature review: Selected programs, components and findings in the United States, excluding California
Emel, Bobbi L., June 2006
Oakland: California Childcare Health Program.
A review summarizing the health components, initiatives, and outcomes of key school readiness programs in the United States, not including California
The socio-emotional effects of non-maternal childcare on children in the USA: A critical review of recent studies
Jacob, Jenet I., July 2009
Early Child Development and Care, 179(5), 559-570
An exploration of the influence of time spent in non-maternal care on children's socioemotional development, based on a review of research published between 1998 and 2006
The utility of the HOME-SF for child development research in a large national longitudinal study: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Cohort
Mott, Frank L., 2004
Parenting: Science and Practice, 4(2-3), 259-270
A literature review and discussion of the use of the Home Observation for the Measurement of the Environment (HOME) Short Form version in multiple reports stemming from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1979 cohort
Social support in single parents' transition from welfare to work: Analysis of qualitative findings
Cook, Kay, October, 2012
International Journal of Social Welfare, 21(4), 338-350
A synthesis of 16 research studies on the costs and benefits of social support as they relate to both survival and social mobility for low income women engaged in welfare to work transition
Developmental and economic effects of parenting programs for expectant parents and parents of preschool-age children
McGroder, Sharon M., February 18, 2009
(Issue Paper No. 10). Washington, DC: Partnership for America's Economic Success.
A review of research studies that examined the child and parent outcomes of participation in and cost effectiveness of parenting education programs
Quality early childhood education for under-two-year-olds: What should it look like?: A literature review
Dalli, Carmen, 2011
Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand, Ministry of Education.
A review of research on the characteristics of high-quality child care and early education services for children under 2 years old, the quality of those services in New Zealand, and the capacity of child care and early education to improve the outcomes for at risk children under 2 years old
The early education of socioeconomically disadvantaged children
Arnold, David H., 2004
Annual Review of Psychology, 54, 517-545
A literature review on the education of children with low socioeconomic status (SES) from birth until elementary school
How does early childhood care and education affect cognitive development?: An international review of the effects of early interventions for children from different social backgrounds
Burger, Kasper, Q2 2010
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 25(2), 140-165
A review of the effects of early childhood education and care on cognitive development and the extent to which preschool program start, intensity, and duration could establish equality of educational opportunity for children from different social backgrounds from programs studied in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere