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Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Grant Ashley A., Jeon Lieny, Buettner Cynthia K., May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
To understand factors that might impact teacher turnover, the current study explored predictors of early childhood teachers' professional commitment, which we define as a teacher's psychological bond to their profession and work as a teacher,…
Buettner Cynthia K., Jeon Lieny, Hur Eunhye, Garcia Rachel E., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education has pronounced implications for young children's social-emotional learning. Although program structural and classroom process quality indicators have been widely explored, teachers' personal social-emotional capacity has…
Collins Vikki K., Spring 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between the use of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) in southern states and family poverty, child care costs, and a variety of related socioeconomic variables, based on data from the National Association of…
Ryan Rebecca M., Johnson Anna D., Rigby Elizabeth, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Q3 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In 2008, the federal government allotted $7 billion in child care subsidies to low-income families through the state-administered Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF),now the government's largest child care program (US DHHS, 2008). Although…
Thornburg Kathy R., Hawks Jacqueline S., Mayfield Wayne A., 30 December, 2010
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the impact of Mississippi Building Blocks, an initiative to improve children's school readiness by increasing early childhood program environmental quality and teacher instructional proficiency, on classroom quality, child…
Goodson Barbara D., Wolf Anne, Bell Stephen, Turner Herb, Finney Pamela B., November 2010
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the impact of Kindergarten PAVEd for Success (K-PAVE), a kindergarten vocabulary intervention, on children's expressive vocabulary, academic knowledge, and listening comprehension, and on classroom instruction, based on child…
Triplett Kimberly Mechelle, May 2010
Reports & Papers
A comparison of classroom environments and language scores of children in classrooms where teachers participate in on-site technical assistance and those that do not for 278 children in 15 treatment and 23 comparison classrooms at privately owned…
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
Maher Erin J., Frestedt Becki, Grace Cathy, 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the adult/child ratios at child care sites in rural and non-rural areas, and a study of the relationships between child/adult ratios, price, and subsidy use in rural and non-rural areas of the United States, based on data from 1,349…
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…
Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care, 2004
Reports & Papers
A survey of actions taken by southern states to implement a regional action plan to improve child care and early education quality
Brandon Peter D., 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the use of child care arrangements among immigrant families to non-immigrant families
Smith Linda K., Vinci Yasmina, Galvan Michelle, June, 2003
Reports & Papers
A national study of child care resource and referral agencies, including services provided to parents and providers, sources and levels of agency funding, and agency data collecting activities, based on a survey of state child care resource and…
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)