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Bromer Juliet, Bibbs Tonya, May, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Family child care (FCC) providers often experience isolation from other early childhood and child care professionals. Yet, research suggests that providers who network with other providers, engage with community resources, and belong to support…
Illinois Action for Children, 2011
Reports & Papers
An examination of child care center closings in Illinois between July 1999 and December 2004 and an exploration of their causes, based on data from child care resource and referral agencies, in-depth surveys of people connected to closed centers,…
Illinois Action for Children, 2011
Executive Summary
A summary of an examination of child care center closings in Illinois between July 1999 and December 2004 and an exploration of their causes, based on data from child care resource and referral agencies, in-depth surveys of people connected to…
Crosby Danielle A., Dowsett Chantelle J., Gennetian Lisa A., Huston Aletha C., September 2010
Methods
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of ordinary least squares regression and instrumental variable analysis, two analytic methods for the estimation of relationships between child care type and externalizing problems, in order to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of…
Rohacek Monica, Adams Gina, Kisker Ellen Eliason, 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of child care center directors' definitions of child care quality, the quality of care in the directors' centers, and the relationship between director and center characteristics and center quality, based on in-depth interviews with…
Rohacek Monica, Adams Gina, Kisker Ellen Eliason, 2010
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of child care center directors' definitions of child care quality, the quality of care in the directors' centers, and the relationship between director and center characteristics and center quality, based on in-depth interviews…
Bromer Juliet, Van Haitsma Martha, Daley Kelly, Modigliani Kathy, May, 2009
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship between child care quality and family child care provider membership in staffed networks--programs that use paid staff to deliver services and support to providers, based on comparisons of quality among licensed family…
Bromer Juliet, Van Haitsma Martha, Daley Kelly, Modigliani Kathy, December, 2008
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of the relationship between child care quality and family child care provider membership in staffed networks--programs that use paid staff to deliver services and support to providers, based on comparisons of quality among…
Schumacher Rachel, Hoffmann Elizabeth, August, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of research on the relationship of child-adult ratio and group size to family child care quality for infants and toddlers, with policy recommendations for ensuring that ratios and group sizes are small for infants and toddlers in family…
Schumacher Rachel, August, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of research on the relationship of child-adult ratio and group size to child care center quality for infants and toddlers, with policy recommendations for ensuring that ratios and group sizes are small for infants and toddlers in child…
Chalfie Deborah, Blank Helen, Entmacher Joan, 2007
Reports & Papers
An examination of statewide efforts to allow home-based child care workers, including licensed family child care providers and regulation-exempt family, friend, and neighbor caregivers receiving subsidies, to join unions
Meyers Marcia K., Durfee Alesha, March 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of how much New York-based parents pay for child care, amount provided by government subsidies, and estimated value of family, friend, and neighbor caregiving
Porter Toni, Rice Rena, Rivera Elizabeth, 2006
Reports & Papers
A paper describing the Child Care Assessment Tool for Relatives, an instrument designed to measure quality of child care provided by relatives, in terms of its development and the results of a field test where it was used with low income relative…
Zielewski Erica H., Malm Karin, Geen Rob, 2006
Reports & Papers
A study of how child welfare agencies distinguish between cases of self care and child neglect based on interviews and focus groups with child protective services staff and a review of administrative forms
Brandon Richard N., 2005
Other
An overview of the prevalence and quality of family, friend, and neighbor child care, as well as characteristics of caregivers and caregiving arrangements