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Delaney Katherine K., Krepps Karen, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For Head Start programs, the 2010 enactment of the Head Start Designation Renewal System (HS-DRS) reflects a national trend in rising accountability related to classroom quality for early childhood programs. Under HS-DRS, all Head Start programs are…
Bassok Daphna, Magouirk Preston, Markowitz Anna J., January-December 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Despite substantial federal, state, and local investments in improving early care and education (ECE), we know little about whether ECE program quality has improved over time. The lack of data tracking the quality of publicly funded ECE programs…

Rosenthal Marjorie S., Franco-Labarga Ana Elisa, Jeon Sangchoon, Ma Tony, Crowley Angela A., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
FDC providers may join child care provider networks to feel a part of a community, gain assistance with licensing requirements, and to learn best practices in topics including early literacy, preschool education, health, safety, and small business…
Hallam Rena A., Hooper Alison, Buell Martha J., Ziegler Melissa, Han Myae, Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As states develop and revise Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), more research attention is needed on the implementation of quality improvement strategies that effectively support family childcare programs. The aims of the current study…
Tonyan Holli A., Nuttall J. G. (Jocelyn Grace), Torres Jeannette, Bridgewater Jessie, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This article reports on family child care providers' views about their engagement with professional development programs, including providers who were and were not participating in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems in Los…
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…
Douglass Anne L., 11 July, 2015
Book Reviews
Peer Reviewed
The book begins with a general introduction to QRIS, which familiarizes readers with the purpose, design, history, and evaluation of QRIS. Referring to QRIS as a "potentially comprehensive approach to improvement" (p. 25), the authors dedicate the…
Swaminathan Sindhia, Byrd Stephanie W., Humphrey Christine M., Heinsch MaryFran, Mitchell Monica Johnson, July, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current project examined school readiness outcomes of children participating in a preschool professional development initiative, Winning Beginnings Learning Circles, which focused on school readiness and teacher professional development.…
Maalouf Joyce, Evers Sarah Connell, Griffin Monica, Lyn Rodney S., October, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The amount of time children spend in child care each week has increased in recent years. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to describe the nutritional quality of foods served and the mealtime environment in 24 child care centers in Georgia.…
Gilbert Jaesook, Harte Helene Arbouet, October, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
This paper describes efforts to increase the quality in early care and education through targeted coaching. A collaborative including several community agencies and a university developed a framework of support for early care and education providers…
Zomer Tizza P, Erasmus Vicki, Vlaar Nico, van Beeck Ed F, Tjon-A-Tsien Aimee, Richardus Jan Hendrik, Voeten Helene ACM, 03 June, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Day care center attendance has been recognized as a risk factor for acquiring gastrointestinal and respiratory infections, which can be prevented with adequate hand hygiene (HH). Based on previous studies on environmental and…
Lyn Rodney S., Maalouf Joyce, Evers Sarah Connell, Davis Justin, Griffin Monica, 23 May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The child care environment has emerged as an ideal setting in which to implement policies that promote healthy body weight of children. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of a wellness policy and training program on the physical…

Boothe Allison, Nagle Geoffrey A., May, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
Recognizing the economic impact of the child care industry and based on the needs of at-risk young children, Louisiana policymakers and stakeholders reorganized the child care industry after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and developed a quality rating…
Virmani Elita Farine Amini, Masyn Katherine E., Thompson Ross A., Conners-Burrow Nicola A., Whiteside-Mansell Leanne, March/April 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relationship between characteristics of early childhood mental health consultation and changes in the quality of teacher-child interactions, based on data from 141 early childhood teachers serving 3- to 5-year-olds in…
Ma Xin, Shen Jianping, Lu Xuejin, Brandi Karen, Goodman Jeff, Watson Grace, February, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of growth in children's school readiness over three years in child care sites using a Quality Improvement System (QIS) versus non-QIS sites, based on data from 79 children in 46 sites in Palm Beach County, Florida