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Ramey Sharon L., 1999
Other
Peer Reviewed
An exploration of the need for and development of quality early childhood education and care programs, and the role of Head Start programs to assist in the process
Gormley, Jr. William T., 1999
Other
Peer Reviewed
An analysis from several perspectives on child care regulations and the impact of regulations on child care quality
Aytch Lynette S., Cryer Debby, Bailey, Jr. Donald B., Selz Laurie, 1999
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of the use of methods to determine program quality of intervention services for children with disabilities and their families
Powell Douglas R., Innes Fiona K., Wilcox-Herzog Amanda, 1999
Reports & Papers
A summary of the main findings of an evaluation of the Indiana Child Care Financing Initiative, a statewide effort to increase public and corporate awareness of community child care needs and develop public/private partnerships to meet these needs
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
Executive Summary
A summary of a longitudinal study on the efficacy of Smart Start in improving agency integration and collaboration
Griffin Margaret E., Standifer Sue, Elkins Susan A., Hare R. Dwight, Baggerly Patricia A., Leftwich Melinda M., 1998
Other
Peer Reviewed
An overview of a plan developed by the Training Resource Center and early childhood professional groups to improve child care in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee, implemented over a two year span, supported by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation…
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…
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…
National Center for Early Development & Learning (U.S.), 1998
Other
A discussion of the needed elements to develop and implement a successful, quality early childhood education and care program, based on conference proceedings from the 1998 ?Education in the Early Years? conference in Atlanta, Georgia
Deemer Erin, Desimone Laura, Finn-Stevenson Matia, 1998
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A descriptive overview of Schools of the 21st Century, comprehensive child care programs for children from birth to age 12 years
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
Kagan Sharon Lynn, Neuman Michelle J., 1997
Other
Peer Reviewed
A description of the Quality 2000: Advancing Early Care and Education initiative which would provide accessible high quality early child care programs to all children from birth to age five whose parents choose to enroll them
Smart Start Evaluation Team, 1997
Other
An evaluation of North Carolina?s Smart Start program, including the program?s success in goal completion, the health and welfare improvements enjoyed by participating Smart Start children, and several program improvement recommendations