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Porterfield Mary Lee, Scott-Little Catherine, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study seeks to inform state efforts to improve the quality of center-based infant and toddler early care and education (ECE) in North Carolina by illuminating the nature and extent of teacher-family relationships and partnerships in those…

Lundquist Alexandra, McBride Brent A., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
In addition to the type and amount of food children eat within ECE settings, how children eat is an equally important component of a healthful mealtime environment. Responsive feeding, or how children are fed, is defined broadly by creating a…
Bichay-Awadalla Krystal, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
National policy initiatives, such as Early Head Start (EHS) and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), have responded to the need for access to high quality early childhood programs for children from low-income backgrounds. To improve…
Dahlke Katie, Schanzenbach Diane, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of providing early care and education (ECE) teachers with written, individualized, instructional feedback on a variety of child, teacher, and provider-level outcomes. This study exploits the…
Scheef Belle A., Torquati Julia C., 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The main purpose of this study is to understand key aspects of theory of change undergirding Quality Rating and Improvement Systems. This research project is two-fold, and includes both a quantitative and qualitative study. The quantitative study…
Squibb Kathryn M., DeBruin-Parecki Andrea, 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study examines data collected on the quality of centers participating in Virginia's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) to identify patterns and profiles of quality in these settings using a clustering technique. Identified patterns…
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…
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…
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,…
Crowell Nancy A., Phillips Deborah A., 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A study documenting the literacy levels of a sample of early care and education providers, examining the relationships among adult literacy level, traditional measures of child care quality, and child language and cognitive outcomes, and analyzing…
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…
Willis Linda Mayo, Edwards Carolyn Pope, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
An investigation of American Indian child care directors' perceptions in two areas: (1) 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…
Knoche Lisa, Edwards Carolyn Pope, 2003
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
An examination of the relationship between child care quality, child social knowledge and competence, and child learning outcomes for low-income preschoolers. The first hypotheses examines whether observed classroom quality relates to child social…
Bozzi Laurie, Singer Judith D., 2002
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A secondary analysis of data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care, consisting of two phases. Phase one explores the relationship between mothers' number of work hours and responsiveness…
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…