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Capizzano Jeffrey, Bhat Soumya, Kim Brian Kubok, Concepcion Felisa, September 2019
Reports & Papers

In 2019, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) was awarded a $10.6 million federal grant through the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) program. A primary goal of the grant is to create a strategic plan that…

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…
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…
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.), 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
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, May, 2010
Bibliographies
A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on child care health and safety, including a summary of issues addressed in the literature, and a listing of resources in the areas of: health and safety standards, assessments, and…
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…
Bryant Donna M., Wesley Patricia W., Burchinal Margaret, Sideris John, Taylor Karen, Fenson Carla, Iruka Iheoma U., September 2009
Executive Summary
A summary of 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…
Willis Linda Mayo, May, 2009
Reports & Papers
This study investigated American Indian child care directors' perceptions of the reservation community's efforts to promote and preserve cultural integrity in the local transmission of cultural values to children aged birth to five who are enrolled…
Crowell Nancy A., 24 March, 2009
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationships among levels of children's language development, quality and positivity of classroom and language environments, adult-child relationships, and child engagement, in a sample of 102 children and 92 child care providers,…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, January, 2009
Reports & Papers
Findings from a two-year experimental study of the impacts of three different language and literacy interventions on teacher behavior, classroom environment, and children's language development and early literacy skills in classrooms of 4-year-olds…
Burchinal Margaret, Nelson Lauren, Carlson Mary (Maya), Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, September 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the association between the social and demographic characteristics of neighborhoods and neighborhood-level child care choice and quality, based on a sample of 80 Chicago neighborhoods
Rous Beth, Grove Jaime, Cox Megan, Townley Kimberly, Crumpton Gwendolyn, 2008
Reports & Papers
A study of the factors that predict early childhood education and care professional development outcomes and the relationship of these factors to program quality, child outcomes, and staff retention, based on data collected from participants in a…