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Wesley Patricia W., Bryant Donna M., Fenson Carla, Tout Kathryn, Susman-Stillman Amy R., Hughes-Belding Kere, July-September 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the effect of the use of Partnership for Inclusion (PFI) training in the preparation of consultants who implement quality improvement interventions at child care centers, based on measurements of fidelity of implementation at over 300…
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…
Bryant Donna M., 2003
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A multi-state study of an assessment-based individualized on-site consultation model--The Partnerships for Inclusion (PFI) model--implemented in California, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North Carolina. The consultation consisted of child care…
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
Bryant Donna M., 2000
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Highlights of results from several studies of the North Carolina Smart Start community-based initiative-- a program aimed at improving the provision and quality of services in child care and education, family support programs, and health services
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
Maxwell Kelly, Bernier Kathleen, Bryant Donna M., Lowman Betsy, 1998
Reports & Papers
An examination of a client information system to measure all the children and families served by Smart Start, a North Carolina Early Childhood Initiative which partners state government, local leaders, service providers, and families to serve young…
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
Maxwell Kelly, Bryant Donna M., Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Buysse Virginia, 1996
Reports & Papers
An exploration of North Carolina?s Smart Start program, a partnership between state government and local leaders, service providers, and families, concerned with improving the quality of the state?s center-based child care institutions
Maxwell Kelly, Bryant Donna M., Adkins Amee, McCadden Brian, Noblit George, 1994
An evaluation of the first year of Smart Start in North Carolina covering organizational structure, focus, planning process, decision- making process, state-county relations, local team diversity, and technical assistance