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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/…
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…
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
Bryant Donna M., Wesley Patricia W., Burchinal Margaret, Sideris John, Taylor Karen, Fenson Carla, Iruka Iheoma U., September, 2009
Reports & Papers
An examination of the efficacy of an individualized, assessment-based, on-site consultation model of professional development for the quality improvement of early childhood programs, based on 108 child care classrooms and 263 family child care homes…
Susman-Stillman Amy R., Banghart Patti, 2009
Table Of Findings
A table outlining the research methodologies, populations, sources of data, and findings of select studies on the provision and use of family, friend, and neighbor care in the United States
Susman-Stillman Amy R., Banghart Patti, August, 2008
Literature Review
A review of research on the characteristics of users and providers of family, friend, and neighbor care (FFN), and a review of research on FFN usage patterns by children's age
Susman-Stillman Amy R., Banghart Patti, August, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of research on the characteristics of users and providers of family, friend, and neighbor care (FFN), and an overview of research on FFN usage patterns by children's age
Morrissey Taryn, August, 2008
Reports & Papers
Investigations of the family characteristics and child developmental outcomes associated with the use of multiple and concurrent child care arrangements, and a study of the school readiness of children who receive home- or center-based care, or who…
Shivers Eva Marie, 2008
Reports & Papers
A study of the training concerns and needs of family, friend, and neighbor child care providers, based on focus groups with 30 providers in Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles; and the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma
Afterschool Investments Project, September, 2007
Other
An examination of the role that licensed family child care providers can play in caring for school age children and strategies for supporting these providers
Maher Erin J., April, 2007
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An exploration of selected considerations and challenges in measuring the quality of family, friend, and neighbor child care, including issues of parent choice, definitions, and instruments of measurement
Morrissey Taryn, Banghart Patti, April, 2007
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a review of research studies examining family child care (FCC), addressing questions of FCC definitions, providers, users, and quality
Morrissey Taryn, March, 2007
Literature Review
A review of research studies examining regulated family child care in the United States, including survey, observation, demonstration, and evaluation research