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Iowa child care characteristics and quality: Executive summary
Hegland, Susan M.; Peterson, Carla A.; Jeon, Hyun-Joo; Oesterreich, Lesia;

A summary of a study of the quality and characteristics of child care providers in Iowa and of provider characteristics, including subsidy receipt, related to higher child care quality, based on an initial survey of providers and then follow-up observations with a subset of providers

Executive Summary

17 February, 2003

Iowa child care characteristics and quality
Hegland, Susan M.; Peterson, Carla A.; Jeon, Hyun-Joo; Oesterreich, Lesia;

A study of the quality and characteristics of child care providers in Iowa and of provider characteristics, including subsidy receipt, related to higher child care quality, based on an initial survey of providers and then follow-up observations with a subset of providers

Reports & Papers

February 17, 2003

Midwest Child Care Research Consortium
Raikes, Helen;

A study that undertakes four tasks: (1) piloting and validating four linked state child care Quality Rating Systems (QRS); (2) identifying what training providers at different levels in the QRS select; (3) measuring the effects of training on child care quality; and (4) assessing provider attitudes about professional development, and parent attitudes about quality ratings. Methods include interviews and observations involving four hundred child care centers and family child care homes, 600 classrooms, 2,200 child care providers, and 200 child care center directors in 8 randomly selected communities (one rural and one urban community from each state), in addition to interviews and focus groups with subsidy-receiving and non-subsidy-receiving parents. The study informs child care policy and program choices about investments in child care quality and provider training and professional development, and outcomes that relate to alternative child care subsidy policies.

Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

2004

Midwest Child Care Research Consortium Parent Subsidy Interview
Midwest Child Care Research Consortium

Instruments

Midwest Child Care Research Consortium Parent Interview
Midwest Child Care Research Consortium

Instruments

Midwest Child Care Research Consortium Director Interview
Midwest Child Care Research Consortium

Instruments

2003

Midwest Child Care Research Consortium Provider Survey
Midwest Child Care Research Consortium

Instruments

2001

What are the characteristics of high and low quality child care programs in Kansas?
Juniper Gardens Children's Project;

Findings from a comparative study of Kansas child care program quality and its effects on children's cognitive and socioemotional development

Fact Sheets & Briefs

How does KDHE licensing support the quality of family child care for young children in Kansas?
Juniper Gardens Children's Project;

Findings from two studies on the relationship between family child care provider licensing status and child care quality

Fact Sheets & Briefs

Studying the culture of quality early education and care: A cumulative approach to measuring characteristics of the workforce and relations to quality in four Midwestern states
Raikes, Helen; Torquati, Julia C.; Hegland, Susan M.; Raikes, H. Abigail; Scott, Jacqueline L. (Jackie); Messner, Lana; Peterson, Carla A.; Thornburg, Kathy R.; Houf, Becky; Scott, Sandra;

A study of the relation between child care provider characteristics, summed up in an Asset Index for Child Care Providers, and child care quality in four Midwestern states

Reports & Papers

2006

Child care for children with and without disabilities: The provider, observer, and parent perspectives
Knoche, Lisa; Peterson, Carla A.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Jeon, Hyun-Joo;

A study combining survey of providers and parents and program observations to explore the characteristics of providers in inclusive and non-inclusive center-based classrooms and family child care homes, the observed quality of care, and families' perceptions of quality and satisfaction with child care services in four Midwestern states

Reports & Papers

2006

Infant care in Nebraska: Characteristics of providers, quality of care, and parent perceptions
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Center on Children, Families, and the Law;

A summary of 236 professionals in Nebraska providing care for infants and toddlers, observations of care in infant and toddler center based programs, and family child care homes, including responses from 478 parents of infants in center based and family child care programs

Fact Sheets & Briefs

Parent perceptions of child care choice and quality in four states [Executive summary]
Raikes, Helen; Wilcox, Brian L.; Peterson, Carla A.; Hegland, Susan M.; Atwater, Jane; Summers, Jean Ann; Thornburg, Kathy R.; Scott, Jacqueline L. (Jackie); Torquati, Julia C.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope;

A summary of a study on parents' child care perceptions and decision-making factors and processes in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska

Executive Summary

2005

Parent perceptions of child care choice and quality in four states
Raikes, Helen; Wilcox, Brian L.; Peterson, Carla A.; Hegland, Susan M.; Atwater, Jane; Summers, Jean Ann; Thornburg, Kathy R.; Scott, Jacqueline L. (Jackie); Torquati, Julia C.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope;

A study of parents' child care perceptions, decision-making factors, and processes in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska

Reports & Papers

2005

What is the relationship of training and Early Head Start affiliation to quality child care programs in Kansas?
Juniper Gardens Children's Project;

An exploration of the relationship of staff training and affiliation with Early Head Start programs on the quality of child care in Kansas

Fact Sheets & Briefs

Summary brief
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Center on Children, Families, and the Law;

A summary of findings from a study on the quality and workforce of center-based and family child care settings in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska, based on phone surveys of 2,022 providers and 365 observations

Fact Sheets & Briefs

Compensation of early childhood teachers: What value do we place on young children?
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Center on Children, Families, and the Law;

An exploration of the relationship between child care providers� compensation and benefits and the quality of care and education provided in Nebraska, based on 508 provider interviews and 85 programs assessed for quality

Fact Sheets & Briefs

Parent perceptions of child care: How do Nebraska parents rate their child care and child care subsidy options?
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Center on Children, Families, and the Law;

An exploration of Nebraskan subsidy-using parents� views about the quality, availability, and cost of child care and regarding their experiences with the subsidy process as a whole

Fact Sheets & Briefs

Child care quality and workforce characteristics in four Midwestern states [Executive summary]
Raikes, Helen; Wilcox, Brian L.; Peterson, Carla A.; Hegland, Susan M.; Atwater, Jane; Summers, Jean Ann; Thornburg, Kathy R.; Torquati, Julia C.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Raikes, H. Abigail;

Summary of a report on observed child care quality and its relation to hypothesized and potential indicators of quality, using a representative, randomly selected sample of the provider population in four Midwestern states

Executive Summary

2003

Child care quality and workforce characteristics in four Midwestern states
Raikes, Helen; Wilcox, Brian L.; Peterson, Carla A.; Hegland, Susan M.; Atwater, Jane; Summers, Jean Ann; Thornburg, Kathy R.; Torquati, Julia C.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Raikes, H. Abigail;

A study of observed child care quality and its relation to hypothesized and potential indicators of quality, using a representative randomly selected sample of the provider population in four Midwestern states

Reports & Papers

2003

Status of infant and toddler programs in Missouri
Thornburg, Kathy R.; Mayfield, Wayne A.; Halgunseth, Linda C.; Scott, Jacqueline L. (Jackie);

A summary of the status of infant and toddler programs in Missouri

Fact Sheets & Briefs

2005

Regulation, subsidy receipt and provider characteristics: What predicts quality in child care homes?
Raikes, H. Abigail; Raikes, Helen; Wilcox, Brian L.;

Far less is known about predictors of quality for family child care homes than for child care centers. The current study of 120 randomly-selected family child care providers in four Midwestern states examined distal, state policy-level variables (family child care regulations and the concentration of children cared for who received public child care subsidies, referred to as subsidy density), and proximal, provider-level variables (providers' level of education and reported annual training hours) as influences on global quality and caregiver sensitivity. More regulation, lower subsidy density, higher levels of provider education and more training hours were associated with higher global quality in family child care homes. Lower subsidy density and higher provider education were associated with more sensitive caregiving, but no effects on sensitivity were observed for regulation and training hours. An interaction effect indicated that regulation moderated the relation between education and sensitivity; education was especially important for sensitive caregiving among providers low in regulation. In addition, after including all predictor variables in the model, significant mean differences between states were noted. Findings demonstrate that both policy-level variables and provider characteristics influence quality in family child care homes, and further, that they may interact to affect observed child care quality. Implications for state child care policies are discussed with emphasis on implications for quality of care for low-income children whose tuition is paid by public child care subsidies. (author abstract)

Reports & Papers

2005

Child care characteristics and quality in Nebraska [Executive summary]
Midwest Child Care Research Consortium;

An overview of key findings from a survey of Midwestern child care providers regarding child care quality in the state of Nebraska

Executive Summary

2002

Child care characteristics and quality in Nebraska
Midwest Child Care Research Consortium;

A study of the characteristics and quality of the child care workforce in Nebraska

Reports & Papers

2002

Child care quality for children with disabilities
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Center on Children, Families, and the Law;

A briefing of a study of the experiences of children with disabilities and their parents in inclusive child care centers and family child care homes in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska, based on surveys of providers and parents and the in-depth observation of 365 providers

Fact Sheets & Briefs

Child care assets: What are 14 key assets of child care providers that support quality?
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Center on Children, Families, and the Law;

A briefing of the use of the Asset Index for Child Care Providers as a measure of the quality of child care providers in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska, the Asset Index includes 14 provider and workforce characteristics

Fact Sheets & Briefs

What contributes to quality in early childhood programs?
University of Missouri--Columbia. Center for Family Policy and Research;

A study of teacher characteristics and other aspects of early childhood programs directly related to overall program quality in four states (Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska)

Fact Sheets & Briefs

2004

Teacher education and benefits in subsidized child care programs
Thornburg, Kathy R.; Scott, Jacqueline L. (Jackie); Mayfield, Wayne A.;

A policy brief on the differences between teacher training, compensation and work environments of early childhood programs depending on whether or not they receive child care subsidies and whether or not they are in a rural or urban location

Fact Sheets & Briefs

2002

Children's early learning: What the state of Missouri can do
Thornburg, Kathy R.; Scott, Jacqueline L. (Jackie); Mayfield, Wayne A.;

A brief highlighting research findings on early childhood programs and how policymakers can better support the early learning needs of young children

Fact Sheets & Briefs

2002

Teacher education and high quality early education
Thornburg, Kathy R.; Scott, Jacqueline L. (Jackie); Mayfield, Wayne A.;

A policy brief highlighting research findings on teacher education in early childhood programs and the relationship to program quality and child outcomes

Fact Sheets & Briefs

2000

Overall quality among licensed and license-exempt early childhood centers
Thornburg, Kathy R.; Scott, Jacqueline L. (Jackie); Mayfield, Wayne A.;

A policy brief on the research findings from a study on child care quality, detailing the differences in teacher education, compensation and program quality in licensed and licensed-exempt child care centers

Fact Sheets & Briefs

2002

Early childhood programs in Missouri: Workforce, quality, and policy related findings [Executive summary]
Thornburg, Kathy R.; Scott, Jacqueline L. (Jackie); Mayfield, Wayne A.;

An executive summary of a report on how child care quality and workforce characteristics in Missouri differ according to subsidy use, licensing status, type of care, and locale.

Executive Summary

2002

Early childhood programs in Missouri: Workforce, quality, and policy related findings
Thornburg, Kathy R.; Scott, Jacqueline L. (Jackie); Mayfield, Wayne A.;

A report on how child care quality and workforce characteristics in Missouri differ according to subsidy use, licensing status, type of care, and locale

Reports & Papers

2002

Family child care in four Midwestern states: Multiple measures of quality and relations to outcomes by licensed status and subsidy program participation
Raikes, Helen; Torquati, Julia C.; Jung, Eunju; Peterson, Carla A.; Atwater, Jane; Scott, Jacqueline L. (Jackie);

Quality of family child care in four Midwestern states was examined using four measures designed to assess structural and/or process quality to determine if dimensions converge or vary across types of family child care (licensed and license-exempt/registered) and subsidy receipt (programs serving children whose care is paid by subsidies and programs not serving subsidized children). Two instruments designed specifically for use with family child care that measure both structural and process quality were used (Family Day Care Rating Scale and Quality Instrument for Informal Child Care), as well as one instrument measuring process quality (Caregiver Interaction Scale) and one instrument measuring structural quality (Midwest Child Care Assets Index). The two instruments designed to measure both structural and process quality in family child care were highly correlated with each other, while both of these were moderately correlated with the measure of process quality. The measure of structural quality was not significantly correlated with the measure of process quality. Licensed family child care homes scored higher than license-exempt/registered family child care homes on three of the four measures (all but the Caregiver Interaction Scale), and family child care homes receiving child care subsidies scored lower than those not receiving subsidies on three of the four measures (all but the Assets Index). (author abstract)

Reports & Papers

Q4 2013

Parent experiences with state child care subsidy systems and their perceptions of choice and quality in care selected
Raikes, Helen; Torquati, Julia C.; Wang, Cixin; Shjegstad, Brinn;

Research Findings: This study investigated parents' experiences using Child Care and Development Fund and other state-dispersed child care subsidies, reasons for choosing their current child care program, and perceptions of the quality of child care received from their current program. A telephone survey of 659 parents receiving child care subsidies in 4 states showed that parents gave generally positive ratings to accessibility and reliability of subsidies, reported that child care subsidies were a substantial benefit to them, and gave low ratings to limitations of child care subsidies. However, 40% of parents reported that they had experienced a disruption in eligibility for subsidy. Parent experiences with child care subsidies varied by state. Parents in the sample identified 4 criteria used to choose their child care program: (a) characteristics of the provider, (b) convenience, (c) whether the provider was licensed or accredited, and (d) whether a personal relationship existed with the provider. Selection criteria varied by type of care parents were using. The majority of the participants rated the overall quality of their child care as perfect or excellent (73.6%), but ratings of quality also varied by the type of child care parents were using. Practice or Policy: Implications for child care subsidy program administration and for improving the quality of child care purchased by public subsidies in the context of parental choice are discussed. (author abstract)

Reports & Papers

July, 2012

Family income, parent education, and perceived constraints as predictors of observed program quality and parent rated program quality
Torquati, Julia C.; Raikes, Helen; Huddleston-Casas, Catherine A.; Bovaird, James A.; Harris, Beatrice A.;

A study of the relationship between differences in observed program quality and parent perceived program quality among parents with various family income, parents' education, parents' perceived constraints in selecting child care, and type of selected child care, based on data from 1,313 parents by children in poor, low-income, and non-low-income families in 4 Midwestern state

Reports & Papers

Q4 2011