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Essa Eva L., Bennett Patrick R., Burnham Melissa M., Martin Sally S., Bingham Ann, Allred Keith, November 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the association between the inclusion of children with disabilities and seven structural quality measures of child care environments and staff, based on data from a statewide census of directors and teachers at child care centers and…
Schumacher Rachel, Hoffmann Elizabeth, August, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of research on the relationship of child-adult ratio and group size to family child care quality for infants and toddlers, with policy recommendations for ensuring that ratios and group sizes are small for infants and toddlers in family…
Schumacher Rachel, August, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of research on the relationship of child-adult ratio and group size to child care center quality for infants and toddlers, with policy recommendations for ensuring that ratios and group sizes are small for infants and toddlers in child…
Gault Barbara, Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), Williams Erica, May, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a study estimating the per-child-hour costs of providing prekindgarten at varying levels of quality for children from 3 to 5 years old
Neuman Susan B., Koh Serene, Dwyer Julie, Q2 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An account of the design and field-testing of an instrument for measuring the quality of the language and literacy environment in home-based child care settings
Gault Barbara, Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), Williams Erica, 2008
Reports & Papers
A study estimating the per-child-hour costs of providing prekindgarten at varying levels of quality for children from three to five years old
Gault Barbara, Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), Williams Erica, 2008
Executive Summary
A study estimating the per-child-hour costs of providing prekindgarten at varying levels of quality for children from three to five years old
Maher Erin J., Frestedt Becki, Grace Cathy, 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the adult/child ratios at child care sites in rural and non-rural areas, and a study of the relationships between child/adult ratios, price, and subsidy use in rural and non-rural areas of the United States, based on data from 1,349…
Gilliam Walter S., January/March 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the structural quality of Head Start classrooms, state funded prekindergarten classrooms, and programs with blended funding streams, based on a sample of 3898 classrooms nationwide
Pessanha Manuela, Aguiar Cecilia, Q2 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of the the relationship between quality of toddler child care and classroom size, teachers' salaries, and teachers' ages, using data from observations in 15 private childcare centers in Portugal
Weinberger Nanci, 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An assessment of the use of retreat spaces by, and associated behaviors of, 65 children in 9 family child care homes in southeastern Massachusetts, based on information collected by licensed family child care providers
Beacham Cindy V., 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A focus group-based analysis of methods to help improve communication between designers and child development professionals in order to improve the process of designing child care centers
Herrington Susan, Lesmeister Chandra, 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A description of evaluation criteria for outdoor play areas at center based child care facilities based on physical factors and characteristics that encourage or support play in preschool
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