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Speirs Katherine E., Gordon Rachel A., Powers Elizabeth T., Koester Brenda D., Fiese Barbara H., February/March 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Family child care providers widely participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), yet their participation experiences have not been studied. To fill this gap, we used a mixed methods approach that combined survey…
Smith Linda K., 09 July, 2010
Reports & Papers
An examination of child care challenges facing child care providers and parents in rural areas, based on survey responses from child care resource and referral agencies in 42 states
McBride Brent A., Bae Ji-Hi, Wright Mary Sue, 2002
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An exploratory study examining effective family school partnerships and successful strategies for helping families become involved in state-funded rural prekindergarten programs designed for children who are identified as being at risk for future…
Ispa Jean M., Thornburg Kathy R., Venter-Barkley Janet, 1998
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study comparing the child care selection criteria between mothers and fathers and between urban and rural parents, examining the ordering of parents? chosen selection criteria, and then comparing the parents? selection criteria with trained…
Thornburg Kathy R., Mathews Michelle C., Espinosa Linda M., Ispa Jean M., 1997
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of the beliefs, attitudes, and satisfaction of rural mothers, child care providers, kindergarten teachers and employers regarding various child care, teaching, and parenting issues