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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…
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…
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,…
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
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
Maxwell Kelly, Bryant Donna M., Miller-Johnson Shari, 1999
Reports & Papers
A study measuring the Smart Start program's effectiveness in six North Carolina counties by comparing the school readiness of Smart Start children entering kindergarten to the readiness of children from other programs
Bryant Donna M., Maxwell Kelly, Burchinal Margaret, 1999
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the impact of Smart Start, a state-funded program to implement local quality improvement initiatives on preschool quality
Orthner Dennis, Cole George, Ehrlich P. Roger, 1998
Reports & Papers
A study of North Carolina?s Smart Start program, an interagency collaboration amongst organizations that serve children under six years-old and their families, including discussion of the program?s successes, shortcomings, and several improvement…
Bryant Donna M., Maxwell Kelly, Burchinal Margaret, Lowman Betsy, 1997
Reports & Papers
A study of the effects of a broad-based community initiative, Smart Start, to improve the quality of preschool child care between 1994 and 1996
Smart Start Evaluation Team, 1997
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the impact of Smart Start on children?s skills in kindergarten, based on teacher ratings from forty-three Smart Start participating counties