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Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, April 2021
Reports & Papers

This report aims to answer the following questions, summarize findings from analyses conducted in November 2019, highlight gaps in the available information on quality investments, and offer implications for future research. 1) What were states’…

Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, King Carlise, Martinchek Kassandra, Isaacs Julia B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
This list includes resources useful to researchers and agency staff who analyze state-level early care and education (ECE) administrative data for research purposes. The term administrative data refers to information about individual children,…
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, Daily Sarah, Stepleton Kate, October, 2020
Reports & Papers

The purpose of the Initial Effects of Child Care Reauthorization on Child Care Markets project is to understand early implementation issues related to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 by examining existing data,…

Bedrick Elizabeth, Daily Sarah, Lin Van-Kim Bui, King Carlise, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Though it is too early to track outcomes due to policy changes made with the 2018 and 2020 CCDBG allocations, some states have begun to use state administrative data to monitor progress as a result of policy changes made with the 2018 CCDBG funding…
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Madill Rebecca, September, 2019
Other
This resource first highlights three uses of spatial analysis that are common in ECE research: (1) categorizing geographical areas, (2) creating variables using spatial information, and (3) analyzing spatial patterns and associations. This is not an…
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Shaw Sara H., Maxwell Kelly, August, 2019
Other
The purpose of this brief is to highlight a range of federal, state, and local administrative data sources that could be used to address policy-relevant ECE questions. We describe data sources across four main areas: early care and education; health…
Shaw Sara H., Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, June, 2018
Other

This resource is intended to provide guidance to early childhood researchers to prepare data sharing agreements related to the use of administrative data from state agencies. A data sharing agreement is a formal document of agreement between two…

Lin Van-Kim Bui, King Carlise, Maxwell Kelly, Shaw Sara H., May, 2018
Other
This report describes partnerships between researchers and state early childhood agencies in Georgia, Oregon, and South Carolina. Two of these partnerships are with researchers who are external to the state agency, and one is with a research team…
Madill Rebecca, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Friese Sarah, Paschall Katherine W., 2018
Reports & Papers

To our knowledge, no studies have asked which combinations of subsidy policies are associated with better access to ECE for low-income families (relative to higher-income families), from either a demand perspective (i.e., the perspective of the…

Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Perkins Victoria, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report is structured in chapters that address each of the four primary research topics identified above. Each chapter provides an overview of the purpose of the chapter, a brief description of the methods used for data collection, a summary of…
Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Perkins Victoria, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Executive Summary
Bolstered by the RTT-ELC grant, Colorado launched its new QRIS, Colorado Shines, in 2015 and immediately engaged in a validation study from 2015-2017 (led by Child Trends) to ensure that the rating structure works for children, families, programs,…
LaMonte Lauren, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Soli Margaret, Daily Sarah, Cook Maya, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
The implementation of Colorado Shines involves several key stakeholders across state agencies and local organizations. Understanding implementation from the perspectives of key stakeholders is helpful for documenting successes, exploring challenges…
LaMonte Lauren, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Soli Margaret, Daily Sarah, Cook Maya, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Executive Summary
The implementation of Colorado Shines involves several key stakeholders working across state agencies and local organizations. Understanding implementation from the perspectives of key stakeholders is helpful for documenting successes, exploring…
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Daily Sarah, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
In two separate data collection efforts, registered and unregistered Level 1 providers were asked to complete a survey about their engagement with Colorado Shines. This report summarizes results from the two survey efforts and compares the…
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Daily Sarah, September, 2017
Executive Summary
This report presents findings from surveys sent to registered and unregistered Level 1 early childhood care and education providers. Providers are designated as Level 1 if they comply with Colorado's licensing standards. When they register on the…