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Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., LaForett Dore R., Schaaf Jennifer M., Hildebrandt Lisa, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
The purpose of the current study was to gather information to understand local variations in implementation of recruitment, application, assignment, and waitlist procedures. Questions addressed in the current report include: What are the methods of…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., LaForett Dore R., Schaaf Jennifer M., Hildebrandt Lisa, December, 2013
Executive Summary
The purpose of the current study was to gather information to understand local variations in implementation of recruitment, application, assignment, and waitlist procedures. Questions addressed in the current report include: What are the methods of…
Preston Diane, September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article draws on interviews with 29 managers and deputy managers within 15 nurseries in the private sector in England. The author argues that, whilst there is a growing literature on management and professionalism within the Early Years (EY)…
Hard Louise, Jonsdottir Arna H., September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Leadership continues to be an energetically debated and contentious concept. In many contexts it elicits heated and robust discussion and illustrates a degree of disenchantment with the enactment of leadership by corporate moguls, politicians and…
Bloom Paula Jorde, Jackson Safiyah, Talan Teri N., Kelton Robyn, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of Taking Charge of Change (TCC), a 10-month leadership training program for administrators of early childhood programs, that examines participants' job status, career decisions, commitment to the profession, and perceptions of the program,…
Bloom Paula Jorde, Jackson Safiyah, Talan Teri N., Kelton Robyn, 2013
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of Taking Charge of Change (TCC), a 10-month leadership training program for administrators of early childhood programs, that examines participants' job status, career decisions, commitment to the profession, and perceptions of…
Silverstein Patricia L., Hansen David A., December, 2012
Reports & Papers
The Early Learning Ventures (ELV) Alliance model is a non-regulatory intervention designed to improve the efficiency of state child care markets. Strong nonprofit organizations are selected to start Alliances, and in turn they create networks of…
McMullen Mary Benson, Lash Martha, Fall 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
University early childhood programs attempt to balance a traditional tri-part mission: service to children and families; professional development of caregivers/teachers, clinicians, and researchers; and research on child development, learning, and/…
Kotloff Lauren, June, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of the financial management challenges of 26 out-of-school time organizations in Chicago participating in an initiative to improve their financial management systems, based on baseline and nine-month follow-up surveys of 26…
Kotloff Lauren, June, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of an examination of the financial management challenges of 26 out-of-school time organizations in Chicago participating in an initiative to improve their financial management systems, based on baseline and nine-month follow-up surveys of…
Sharp Caroline, Lord Pippa, Handscomb Graham, MacLeod Shona, Southcott Clare, George Nalia, Jeffes Jenny, May, 2012
Reports & Papers
The National College commissioned this project to research the nature of highly effective leadership in children's centres and the development of system leadership. The study included a rapid review of research and policy, case studies of 25 centre…
Sharp Caroline, Lord Pippa, Handscomb Graham, MacLeod Shona, Southcott Clare, George Nalia, Jeffes Jenny, May, 2012
Executive Summary
The National College commissioned this project to research the nature of highly effective leadership in children's centres and the development of system leadership. The study included a rapid review of research and policy, case studies of 25 centre…
Policy Studies Associates, March, 2012
Reports & Papers
Findings and lessons learned from an evaluation of Strengthening Our Core, an initiative to improve the organizational capacity of nonprofit organizations operating out-of-school time programs in New York City, that examines the sustainability of…
Isaacs Julia B., Rohacek Monica, Sandstrom Heather, 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Head Start Leadership, Excellence, and Data Systems (HS LEADS) project developed a literature review and conceptual model to describe key factors in management systems that promote effective early childhood practice. The project supported a…
4Children (Organization), November, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a study of business skills training and support for early years and child care providers in England, based on interviews, focus groups, and surveys of 636 providers and interviews with 17 local authority representatives