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O'Neill Jennifer R., Dowda Marsha, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Neelon Brian H., Pate Russell R., January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives. We sought to determine the extent to which child care centers in South Carolina improved physical activity practices after a new policy took effect. Methods. In 2012, South Carolina adopted new mandatory physical activity standards…
Connors-Tadros Lori, Dunn Lenay, Martella Jana, McCauley Carlas, 2014
Reports & Papers
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) and the Center on School Turnaround (CST) collaborated to develop case studies of three selected schools receiving SIG funds that have, with the support of their districts, promoted the use of…
Khandekar Aasma A., Augustyn Marilyn, Sanders Lee, Zuckerman Barry, April 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An evaluation of the implementation of a Reach Out and Read (ROR) quality improvement project as measured by the rates of age-appropriate book giving and the delivery of ROR guidance, based on data from 6 pediatric clinics and parent surveys
Tout Kathryn, Starr Rebecca, Soli Margaret, Moodie Shannon, Kirby Gretchen, Boller Kimberly, April, 2010
Reports & Papers
A compendium of information on quality rating systems of child care and early education programs, including a proposal of an analytic framework for the assessment and evaluation of quality rating systems and profiles of such systems in 26 states
Bryant Donna M., Wesley Patricia W., Burchinal Margaret, Sideris John, Taylor Karen, Fenson Carla, Iruka Iheoma U., September, 2009
Reports & Papers
An examination of the efficacy of an individualized, assessment-based, on-site consultation model of professional development for the quality improvement of early childhood programs, based on 108 child care classrooms and 263 family child care homes…
Massachusetts. Department of Early Education and Care, December 2008
Reports & Papers
An exploration of programs? use of state funding for quality improvement, the perceptions of service providers on their improvements in program quality, and the identification of areas that need more support by the Massachusetts Universal Pre-…
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, January, 2007
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of a joint Air Force-National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies initiative to increase the supply of high-quality family child care in civilian communities near Air Force bases by implementing the Air Force model…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Maris Catherine L., More at Four Evaluation Team, February, 2005
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the statewide North Carolina More at Four program, a state-funded initiative to provide high-quality educational experiences to at-risk four-year-olds, that addresses characteristics of local programs, quality of services provided,…
National Association of State Boards of Education, 2005
Reports & Papers
A description of six states' efforts to improve young children's school readiness by replanning their early childhood education programs
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Maris Catherine L., More at Four Evaluation Team, 2005
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the statewide North Carolina More at Four program, a state-funded initiative to provide high-quality educational experiences to at-risk four-year-olds, that addresses characteristics of local programs, quality of services provided,…
Hall Alice H., Cassidy Deborah J., 2002
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the child care quality effects of participation in the North Carolina Quality Enhancement Initiative, an accreditation initiative for school age child care programs, based on program observations
United States. General Accounting Office, 2002
Reports & Papers
An examination of the types and effectiveness of quality improvement initiatives implemented by states with 4 percent set-aside and other funds, based on surveys from Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) lead agencies in 42 states, supplemented by…
Porter Toni, Habeeb Sulaifa, Mabon Sally, Robertson Anne, Kreader J. Lee, Collins Ann, 2002
Reports & Papers
A catalog, directory, and report on the evaluations of 104 local and state child care quality improvement initiatives funded through the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)
Peart Norman A., Bryant Donna M., 2000
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of hindrances to parent participation in an early childhood service program, Smart Start, focusing on enhancing family involvement in collaborative social service partnerships
Nix Mary, 2000
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A case study of grassroots lobbying by two child advocacy groups, one secular and one religious, for child care center policy, specifically the legislative initiative Smart Start, in North Carolina