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Sure Start (Programme), Birkbeck College. National Evaluation of Sure Start, July, 2005
Executive Summary
A summary of a description of the physical infrastructure utilized by Sure Start Local Programs (SSLPs), based on a survey of 60 SSLPs randomly selected from each Government Office Region
Sure Start (Programme), Birkbeck College. National Evaluation of Sure Start, July, 2005
Reports & Papers
A description of the physical infrastructure utilized by Sure Start Local Programs (SSLPs), based on a survey of 60 SSLPs randomly selected from each Government Office Region
Sure Start (Programme), July, 2005
Executive Summary
Highlights of findings from a study describing the physical infrastructure utilized by Sure Start Local Programs (SSLPs), based on a survey of 60 SSLPs randomly selected from each Government Office Region
Smith Wendy Etheridge, 2005
Reports & Papers
An examination of characteristics of quality in child care centers (e.g., teacher education, group size) that are able to be regulated through policy
Cassidy Deborah J., Hestenes Linda L., Hansen Joanna K., Hegde Archana V., Shim Jonghee, Hestenes Stephen, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A proposal to define the constructs of structural and process quality and to examine, based on these new definitions, a commonly used measure of process quality, the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R)
Clifford Richard M., Barbarin Oscar, Chang Florence, Early Diane Marie, Bryant Donna M., Howes Carollee, Burchinal Margaret, Pianta Robert C., 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the demographics and staff and structural quality of publicly-funded prekindergarten programs across 6 states
Yu Wenfan, Lin Qiuyun, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of associations between length of school day and class size on students? reading, math, and general knowledge achievement at the end of kindergarten, based on an analytic sample of 15,575 children from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study…
Finn Jeremy D., Gerber Susan B., Boyd-Zaharias Jayne, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study on the relationship between class size, achievement, and participation in kindergarten through third grade and high school graduation, using a sample of 4,948 students from Project STAR in Tennessee
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
Reports & Papers
An abridged reprint of a study exploring whether process measures of child care quality mediate the relationship between structural features of child care quality and child outcomes, based on data from the National Institute of Child Health and…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., February 06, 2004
Other
An overview of recent research on the impact of child care on young children's development and implications for policies and public investment in high quality child care programs
Shim Jonghee, Hestenes Linda L., Cassidy Deborah J., 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study evaluating how child care quality is affected by teacher structure and teacher-student ratio
Kids Count North Dakota (Project), 2004
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of the benefits of quality child care environments in North Dakota
Surr John, 2004
Other
A compilation of state data on factors related to child care quality, from the areas of regulations, financing, compensation, and accreditation, with a comparative interpretation and summary of national trends
Coleman Ashaki B., 2004
Reports & Papers
An investigation of the relationship between school readiness and kindergarten children's mathematics achievements, specifically examining the effect of teacher quality on this relationship using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study,…
Cryer Debby, 2003
Other
An examination of two different conceptions of quality within early childhood education and care (ECEC): process quality and structural quality