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Carr Tara, Ward Dianne Stanton, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study’s research questions will address significant research gaps in the literature: (1) Is the Infant Feeding Styles Questionnaire (IFSQ) valid for use with infant and toddler childcare providers? (2) What are the factors associated with…

Melvin Samantha A., Kagan Sharon Lynn, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

(1) What components of quality FCC providers think are most important in their programs? (2) How are these components mis/aligned with QRIS standards? (3) How does this mis/alignment relate to providers’ engagement and retention in the field? The…

Slicker Gerilyn, Hustedt Jason T., 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Research is needed to examine the factors that may influence center-based child care providers’ participation in the subsidy system. The proposed study will address this critical research need through secondary analyses of national datasets and…

Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This mixed methods study seeks to broaden the understanding of home-based child care providers and their beliefs and practices related to children and families. Many low-income children from birth to five receive care in home-based child care…
Giapponi Schneider Kate, Joshi Pamela, 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
High quality child care providers that accept subsidies are the linchpin to supporting parental employment and the child development needs of low-income families. Without the voluntary participation of private providers in child care subsidy systems…
Grindal Todd, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this project is to evaluate the impact of home-based child care provider (HBCP) unionization on the cost, type, and availability of subsidized child care in Illinois. In 2005, Illinois became the first U.S. state to grant home-based…
Swartz Rebecca Anne, Wiley Angela R. (Angela Renee), 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to contribute to the understanding of the training and support needs of Family Child Care Providers (FCCPs). Though past research indicates that work-family balance issues create unique challenges to FCCPs psychosocial…
Lewsader Joellen, Elicker James, 2011
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The specific aims of this dissertation research are to on explore the quality of church-sponsored center-based child care as observed in three levels of state child care regulation. The first objective is to determine if and how global child care…
Curry Susan Willard, Fees Bronwyn S., 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
An assessment of the quality of care in subsidized relative care settings, conducted for the purpose of informing policymakers regarding the efficacy of this investment. The objectives are two-fold: (1) to assess and compare quality of care observed…
Williams Shannon, Ontai-Brzebik Lenna, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A project that employs a series of longitudinal models to examine the importance of a multi-faceted definition of school readiness in the context of out-of-home child care environments. The definition of readiness includes children's development of…
Watamura Sarah, Robertson Steven S., Cochran Moncrieff M., 2003
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A study of the potential effects of altered patterning of cortisol--a stress-sensitive hormone detectable in saliva, which when elevated can suppress the immune system--among children who attend child care. The study examines the relationship…
Sparks Shannon Michelle Anjeanette, Nichter Mark, 2000
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
An ethnographic study of informal kith and kin care among the White Mountain Apaches, and the effects of child care practices on child health, with an exploration of the implications of welfare reform for parent employment and child care. The…
Tekin Erdal, Blau David M., 2000
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A comprehensive analysis of single mothers' employment, child care payment, welfare, and child care subsidy decisions in the new welfare environment, using a data set from the National Survey of America's Families. The study models the effects of…
Weaver Ruth Harding, Bretherton Inge, 2000
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A study of 67 licensed family child care providers, examining the unique and combined influences of factors, including education and training, psychological well-being, adult attachment style, commitment to care, and social support, that may promote…