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Fiene Richard, December, 2020
Other
The below grid provides the potential contact hour infection rate thresholds when we compare the amount of time and the number of individuals in a particular area. (author abstract)
Fiene Richard, Stevens Sonya, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this paper is to validate the key parameters for testing out the Contact Hour (CH) methodology in a series of facilities to determine its efficacy. The pilot validation study will determine if this CH methodology has any merit in…
Kapp Karl M., Dore Sarah, Fiene Richard, Grable Breanna, Panlilio Carlo, Hamm Robert M., Yang Chengwu, Lehman Erik B., Mincemoyer Claudia, Verdiglione Nicole, Levi Benjamin H. (Benjamin Horowitz), April, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This article delineates the theory and framework for an innovative child abuse training program for mandated reporters called 'iLookOut'. iLookOut is an online learning delivery system that utilizes mastery learning and self-determination theory in…
Lahti Michel, Elicker James, Zellman Gail L., Fiene Richard, Q1 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In recent years, child care quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs) have become an increasingly popular policy tool to improve quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings and have been adopted in many localities and states.…
Fiene Richard, 01 February, 2014
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this study was to validate Georgia's process for determining if a state-regulated child care facility is compliant with basic state health and safety requirements. The process was developed by staff at Bright from the Start: Georgia…
Manlove Elizabeth E., Benson Margaret S., Strickland Martha J., Fiene Richard, 25 August, 2010
Reports & Papers
A comparison of child care quality, providers, and subsidy use in rural and urban Pennsylvania communities, based on analyses of administrative and secondary data
Manlove Elizabeth E., Benson Margaret S., Strickland Martha J., Fiene Richard, 25 August, 2010
Executive Summary
A summary of a comparison of child care quality, providers, and subsidy use in rural and urban Pennsylvania communities, based on analyses of administrative and secondary data
Fiene Richard, Isler Martha W., 2007
Other
An exploration of the characteristics of home-based child care and family child care settings, and a description of program quality determinants such as curricula, professional development opportunities, and program purpose
Fiene Richard, Carl Barbara E., October, 2006
Reports & Papers

An inquiry into the effect of Mind in the Making (MITM), a 12-module early childhood teacher training program, on early childhood teaching practices and child care program quality, based on observations of 2 classrooms from each of 21…

Fiene Richard, 27 April, 2006
Reports & Papers
A presentation of preliminary findings from an investigation into the relationship of Pennsylvania child care providers' ratings in the Keystone STARS quality rating system to observed quality of child care, based on assessments of 40 center-based…
Fiene Richard, Manlove Elizabeth E., 2006
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the impact of two workshops (''What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel'' and ''Challenging Behaviors: Where Do We Begin'') on Pennsylvanian child care providers' practices
Fiene Richard, Manlove Elizabeth E., 2006
Executive Summary
A summary of an evaluation of the impact of two workshops (''What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel'' and ''Challenging Behaviors: Where Do We Begin'') on Pennsylvanian child care providers' practices
Carl Barbara E., Nuss Judy, Fiene Richard, October, 2004
Reports & Papers
An exploration of the influence of a provider training program on the improvement of child care program quality, based on a sample of 62 caregivers from 10 child care centers in central Pennsylvania; and an investigation of the effect of…
Sanford DeRousie Rebecca M., Fiene Richard, 2004
Reports & Papers
An examination of data from two previous descriptive studies of quality in Pennsylvania Head Start classrooms and child care centers to study individual factors that might contribute to the higher level of quality found in the Head Start classrooms…
Bergsten Martha, Fiene Richard, 2004
Reports & Papers
A study comparing key provider structural characteristics and practices described from a telephone survey with the level of quality observed in the child care home using data from two previous studies examining quality in Pennsylvania family and…