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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…

Nicholson Juliann, Ha Yoonsook, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This dissertation study draws from attachment theory and the risk and resilience model to conceptualize the potential benefits of stable, quality child care for children exposed to IPV. It also utilizes the social ecological framework and social…

Borowsky Jonathan, Davis Elizabeth E., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This project addresses three major research questions, each focused on families receiving child care subsidies: First, what is the effect of Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) ratings on choice of provider? Second, what is the effect of…

Lin Ying-Chun, Magnuson Katherine A., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study aims to examine the role of structural factors in parents', specifically immigrant parents', use of center-based early care and education (ECE). Children of immigrants are less likely to participate in center-based ECE compared with…

Sumrall Teressa Cameron, Scott-Little Catherine, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) articulate what young children should know and be able to do prior to beginning kindergarten. In 2013, early childhood experts in North Carolina revised the state's ELDS and released The North Carolina…
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…
Gomez Rebecca E., Kagan Sharon Lynn, 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this research is to explore the decisions states make about the form and function of governance, the ways governance has impacted the Early Childhood Education (ECE) system, and opportunities and limits of governance for bringing…
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…
Tarrant Kate, Kagan Sharon Lynn, 2008
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
In an effort to improve and unify early care and education, policymakers in numerous states have developed quality rating and improvement systems, a policy that establishes common quality standards for early childhood programs. This study explored…
Caronongan Pia, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Federal law limits eligibility of child care subsidy receipt to a maximum of 85% of a state's median income, but states may choose to set thresholds below this level. As a result, there is a substantial amount of variation in the thresholds states…
Ha Yoonsook, Meyer Daniel R., 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project explores the dynamics of child care subsidy use among low-income families and examines the factors associated with stable (long-term) subsidy use and positive economic outcomes at the exit of subsidy receipt. In addition, this research…
Guzman Cox Julio, Neal Derek, 2007
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Post-welfare reform has introduced a new set of policy questions around child care subsidy receipt. The present study addresses policy relevant questions that seek to better articulate the relationships between single mothers' decisions about work,…
Forry Nicole D., Hofferth Sandra L., 2006
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
An examination of the relationship between child care subsidies and child care-related work disruptions that affect mothers' ability to maintain steady employment and work productively, including considerations of whether this relationship is…
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…
Herbst Chris M., Lopez Mark, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A study of the cost-effectiveness of child care subsidies along two dimensions: (1) a comparison of measures of cost-effectiveness to the alternative of an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); and (2) clarification of an optimal design strategy through…