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Stephens Samuel A., November, 2006
Other
An overview of the process and challenges of the development and implementation of quality rating system for early childhood education and care services in Connecticut
Los Angeles County (Calif.). Policy Roundtable for Child Care, 12 October, 2006
Reports & Papers
A discussion of implementation strategies for the Step Up to Excellence Program (STEP), a child care quality rating and improvement system to assist parents in Los Angeles County, California in their child care decisions
Aguirre Elisa, Gleeson Thomas, McCutchen Amanda, Mendiola Leticia, Rich Katherine, Schroder Rick, Stephenson Megan, Varner Orie, Taylor Lori L., May 2006
Reports & Papers
A cost-benefit analysis of a plan to introduce high-quality universal prekindergarten in Texas
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…
Barnett W. Steven, Robin Kenneth B., 01 March, 2006
Other
A discussion of current state spending on preschool and of preschool program features that contribute to increased costs, with estimates of state expenditures needed to meet various levels of program access and quality
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2006
Other
An argument for the cost-effectiveness of increased investment in quality prekindergarten programs in Wyoming, based on a review of findings from studies examining the beneficial effects of such programs on children?s school readiness and future…
Great Britain. Office for Standards in Education (England), 2006
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of the effects of national inspections on the quality of child care and early education in the United Kingdom
Sumsion Jennifer, 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A critical analysis of how the rapid corporatization of Australia's child care system has affected child care quality and a discussion as to whether the Australian government should continue following its current child care policy agenda
van der Does Louise, Newman Sanford, Rogers Mark, Kharfen Michael, Kirsch Jeff, 2006
Other
A brief paper using previous research to argue that eliminating federal quality regulations and community control for Head Start would likely decrease the overall quality of Head Start and be detrimental to children's school readiness
Kentucky. Department of Education, 2006
Executive Summary
A summary of a 2005-06 evaluation of Kentucky's statewide Quality Rating System (QRS) for center-based child care
Cassidy Deborah J., Hestenes Stephen, Hestenes Linda L., Mims Sharon, November, 2005
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of the observed quality of child care providers participating in the North Carolina Star Rated License program, the state child care quality rating system, based on data collected from 1999 through 2005
Peters H. Elizabeth, Bristow Barbara, Lim Youngok, Skinner Patty, Tallarico Barbara, McCoy Julie, Meckler Dianne, Greenblatt Jennifer, July, 2005
Reports & Papers
A study of the implementation and outcomes of Child Care Programs of Excellence, a quality rating and improvement system, in four counties in New York State
Riley David Allen, Roach Mary A., Adams Diane B., Edie David, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An analysis of rationales for promoting statewide child care quality rating systems identifying quality measures used in states? rating systems, and a description of a research-based plan for a quality rating system in Wisconsin
Thornburg Kathy R., Mayfield Wayne A., Halgunseth Linda C., Scott Jacqueline L. (Jackie), 2005
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of the status of infant and toddler programs in Missouri
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2005
Reports & Papers
A description of the Baltimore Leadership in Action Program (B-LAP) Five-Year Action Plan, which calls for the implementation of strategies for improving the school readiness of children in the city of Baltimore