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Forry Nicole D., Iruka Iheoma U., Tout Kathryn, Torquati Julia C., Susman-Stillman Amy R., Bryant Donna M., Daneri M. Paula, Q4 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Few studies have examined correlates of quality ratings in family child care arrangements. This study analyzes data from a multi-state sample of family child care providers actively seeking professional development for two purposes. First, we…
Raikes Helen, Torquati Julia C., Jung Eunju, Peterson Carla A., Atwater Jane, Scott Jacqueline L. (Jackie), Q4 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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/…
Raikes Helen, Torquati Julia C., Wang Cixin, Shjegstad Brinn, July, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
Claessens Amy, Q3 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relationship between child care experiences during the kindergarten year for both full-day and part-day kindergarten and children's reading, math, self control, interpersonal skills, and both externalizing and internalizing…
Jordan Lucy P., 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of correlations among a variety of characteristics of child care subsidy eligibility policies in 20 cities across 15 states, and an identification of four categories of similar types of city-specific subsidy offerings, based on an…
Torquati Julia C., Raikes Helen, Huddleston-Casas Catherine A., Bovaird James A., Harris Beatrice A., Q4 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
Gunnar Megan R., Kryzer Erin M., Van Ryzin Mark J., Phillips Deborah A., May, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of the association between rising cortisol levels of children in child care and their development of anxious, internalized, and inhibited behaviors, after controlling for home environment and child care quality, based on assessments…
Zaghlawan Hasan Y., Ostrosky Michaelene, March 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A description of circle time activities and an examination of observed challenging behaviors, based on 24 observations and surveys of teachers across eight Head Start classrooms in the Midwest
Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, 2011
Other
An overview of research on the effects of several early education programs on the cognitive, socioemotional, and academic skills of children in the elementary school years
Curry Susan Willard, 2011
Reports & Papers
A comparison of the quality of care provided by family, friend, and neighbor caregivers in Kansas who do or do not receive child care subsidies, based on observations of and interviews with 22 caregivers and on focus groups with 5 caregivers
National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative (U.S.), September, 2010
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A profile of state-level information on the inclusion of infant- and toddler-specific indicators as components of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS)
National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative (U.S.), August, 2010
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of direct services and programs targeted by Child Care and Development Funding (CCDF) to improve the quality of child care for infants and toddlers
National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative (U.S.), July, 2010
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A profile of state-level information on the availability of infant/toddler credential (ITC) programs
National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative (U.S.), July, 2010
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of early learning guidelines (ELG), standards for competencies and skills that should be possessed by children at specific target ages, in 31 states and 3 United States territories
Gable Sara, Rothrauff Tanja C., Thornburg Kathy R., Mauzy Denise, July 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of factors associated with the continued participation of child care center staff in the Workforce Initiative (WIN) paid professional development program, based on data collected through the initial surveys and semiannual telephone…