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Joshi Arti, April 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of teacher and parent opinions about the relationship between structural quality (specifically class size and teacher training, experience, and satisfaction) and the quality of teacher-child interactions, based on the survey responses of…
Center for Law and Social Policy, March, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
State policy recommendations for ensuring small child-adult ratios and group sizes for infants and toddlers in child care centers and family child care homes
Afterschool Alliance, January 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of the benefits of outdoor after school programs on children's health and development, and a profile of programs and initiatives incorporating out of school time programming with the outdoors
Child Care Circuit, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Overviews of child care supply and quality in Region 3 of Massachusetts, and the professional development and child care referral services provided by the Child Care Circuit
Friendly Martha, Ferns Carolyn, Prabhu Nina, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of child-staff ratio regulations in Canadian center-based child care and kindergarten classrooms and of the relationship of child-staff ratios to global and process quality and to child outcomes
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