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Tout Kathryn, Davis Elizabeth E., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The purpose of the Minnesota Research Partnership is to address the challenges of access to early care and education (ECE) in Minnesota through an established research partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), Child…

Hebbeler Kathleen, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

SRI International and the California Department of Education are conducting a mixed-methods study of the inclusion of children with disabilities under age 5 in subsidized child care in California. The four project objectives are to (1) describe…

Sandstrom Heather, Greenberg Erica, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The Urban Institute will partner with the District of Columbia’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Division of Early Learning (DEL) on Project ASQC. The partnership study will address the pressing need for research on the…

Goerge Robert, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This partnership’s central goals are building evidence to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of new policies and programs intended to increase families’ access to high quality child care and expand the amount of high quality child…

Halle Tamara, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This four-year project is a partnership between Child Trends and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Division of Early Childhood, which is the Lead Agency administering Maryland’s Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program and…

Ha Yoonsook, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The primary goal of this project is to provide a sound knowledge base to support the state’s efforts to improve subsidy-receiving families’ access to high quality, stable care that can lead to positive child development. The proposed study is a…

Burroughs Nathan A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The partnership will examine the impact of policy change on the access to quality child care for disadvantaged families in Michigan. The research design includes understanding the efficacy of subsidy policy on the quality of provider and…

Heinz Hailey, Bell Dana, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The team proposes to analyze administrative data and collect data on family perceptions through surveys and interviews to answer the following research questions: 1a) What facilitates and prevents initial enrollment of eligible families into CCDF…

Claessens Amy, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This Child Care Policy Research Partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty and the WI Department of Children and Families is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of factors that may be related…

Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The proposed project tackles two aims: (1) to understand the extent to which completing the ECAC is linked to developmentally- and policy-relevant outcomes including: teachers’ knowledge, attitudes, and wellbeing; the quality of teacher-child…

Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study will examine three implementation factors that prior research indicates may limit or enhance the success of these initiatives. The first implementation factor is that state and local CCDF administrators have sufficient data and tools…

Hallam Rena A., Buell Martha J., Han Myae, Bargreen Kaitlyn, 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project studies family child care providers' (FCCP) perceptions and participation in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) and examines the impact of a quality improvement framework that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the…
Henly Julia R., Claessens Amy, Sandstrom Heather, 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Phase 1 of the Illinois-New York Child Care Research Partnership (supported by a prior ACF-supported partnership grant) examined subsidy instability from the perspective of subsidy program participants; Phase 2 shifted focus to stakeholders from…
Joshi Pamela, Hardy Erin, Ha Yoonsook, Giapponi Schneider Kate, Crisan Ioana, Geronimo Kimberly, Marshall Nancy L., 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Many families receive child care subsidies for short spells and often cycle on and off the program. To address persistent subsidy instability, agencies want to improve program administration practices but lack evidence on effective changes. This…
Schilder Diane, Broadstone Meghan, 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project explored the nature of state and local-level collaboration and its role in enhancing child care quality. The first phase of the project examined the nature of collaborations between the state Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)…