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Mid-America Regional Council, 2018
Other
This compilation of charts, graphs, and maps presents statistical information that can inform child care planning and policymaking in both the Kansas and Missouri counties of the greater Kansas City metropolitan region. It presents both child care…
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…
National Research Council (U.S.), 2009
Other
A comprehensive review of research on young children's mathematics development, learning, and education
Roggman Lori A., Cook Gina A., Peterson Carla A., Raikes Helen, 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the timing, factors, and predictors of the discontinuance of participation in Early Head Start home-based programs, based on a sample of 564 families
Parents as Teachers National Center, April, 2007
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of findings from a 2006 investigation into the impact of the Parents as Teachers program, and other prekindergarten services, on 7,710 Missouri children?s school readiness and third grade achievement
Harvard Family Research Project, Spring 2007
Other
A discussion of methods in terms of evaluating policy and advocacy changes, specifically looking at early childhood education and care policies
Bruner Charles, Wright Michelle S., Tirmizi Syed Noor, Annie E. Casey Foundation. School Readiness, Culture, and Language Working Group, January, 2007
Other
A collection of articles focusing on the development of early learning systems in vulnerable neighborhoods
Thorman Abigail E., 2007
Reports & Papers
A historical account of efforts to improve the quality and accessibility of early childhood programs in Greater Kansas City from 1989 through 2006
Thorman Abigail E., 2007
Executive Summary
A summary of an account of efforts to improve the quality and accessibility of early childhood programs in Greater Kansas City from 1989 through 2006
Joesch Jutta M., Maher Erin J., Durfee Alesha, 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An analysis of child care arrangements for the youngest children of families, examining the effect of family characteristics on observed differences of child care arrangements
Raikes Helen, Green Beth L., Atwater Jane, Kisker Ellen Eliason, Constantine Jill, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
One strand of home visiting research investigates efficacy while another investigates under what conditions programs achieve outcomes. The current study follows the latter approach. Using a within-program design in a sample of 11 home-based sites in…
Knoche Lisa, Peterson Carla A., Edwards Carolyn Pope, Jeon Hyun-Joo, 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study combining survey of providers and parents and program observations to explore the characteristics of providers in inclusive and non-inclusive center-based classrooms and family child care homes, the observed quality of care, and families'…
Raikes Helen, Torquati Julia C., Hegland Susan M., Raikes H. Abigail, Scott Jacqueline L. (Jackie), Messner Lana, Peterson Carla A., Thornburg Kathy R., Houf Becky, Scott Sandra, 2006
Reports & Papers
A study of the relation between child care provider characteristics, summed up in an Asset Index for Child Care Providers, and child care quality in four Midwestern states