Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Strengthening Families Illinois: How management and policy interventions influence the quality of professional-parent partnerships in child care

This dissertation is a multiple case study of organizational dynamics and their influence on parent-teacher partnerships in four child care programs participating in the Strengthening Families initiative. The goals of this study are to 1) identify how the Strengthening Families initiative in one state influenced changes in child care programs, 2) identify theorized characteristics of conventional and relational bureaucratic child care organizations, and 3) test the hypothesis that these distinct organizational types influence the quality of family partnerships. Data sources include interviews with 60 child care program staff, 20 hours of observation at each program, and program documents. Qualitative analysis techniques include the use of descriptive and interpretive coding, cross case comparisons, and a pattern matching technique in which a theoretically derived pattern of organizational characteristics is compared to the empirical data. (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
United States

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection.

Strengthening Families Illinois: How Management and Policy Interventions Influence the Quality of Professional-Parent Partnerships in Child Care

Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Strengthening benefit-cost analysis for early childhood interventions: Workshop summary


The Strengthening Families initiative and child care quality improvement: How Strengthening Families influenced change in child care programs in one state

Reports & Papers
Release: 'v1.36.0' | Built: 2023-09-22 13:54:40 EDT