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Rusby Julie, Smolkowski Keith, Marquez Brion, Taylor Ted K., Q4 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the effects of a video-based training program for child care workers on the behavior and social skills of children in the care of a 30 experimental and 33 control group family child care providers
Neuman Susan B., Koh Serene, Dwyer Julie, Q2 2008
Reports & Papers
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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
Dowsett Chantelle J., Huston Aletha C., Imes Amy E., Gennetian Lisa A., Q1 2008
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A comparison of the features of child care centers, family child care homes, and relative care settings, such as child-to-adult ratios, group size, licensure, caregiver education and training, sensitivity and responsiveness of caregiving, positive…
Kryzer Erin M., Kovan Nikki, Phillips Deborah A., Domagall Lindsey A., Gunnar Megan R., Q4 2007
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A comparison of the effects of supportive and structured care on child functioning in mixed-age family child care settings (toddlers and preschoolers) in a representative sample of one child from each of 112 licensed family child care settings in…
Taveras Elsie M., LaPelle Nancy, Gupta Ruchi S., Finkelstein Jonathan A., November-December 2006
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An examination of best practice methods for promoting health practices in low income child care settings through six focus groups of parents with children attending child care centers and family child care homes and directors of child care centers…
Deynoot-Schaub Mirjam J.J.M. Gevers, Riksen-Walraven J. Marianne, 2006
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A longitudinal and observational study of infants and toddlers' peer interactions in Dutch child care centers to examine the relation between the interactions and the children's social and emotional development
Shivers Eva Marie, 2006
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An examination of the variations of quality among different characteristics (professional development background, provider sensitivity, child care setting) of family, friend, and neighbor child care providers and an investigation of how these…
Le Vi-Nhuan, Perlman Michal, Zellman Gail L., Hamilton Laura S., 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the effectiveness of methods used to measure child-staff ratios in child care center classrooms, comparing ratio data from a single classroom over a short period of time with ratio data from multiple classrooms over longer periods…
Doherty Gillian, Forer Barry, Lero Donna S., Goelman Hillel, LaGrange Annette, 2006
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An analysis of indicators of quality in regulated Canadian family child care homes, including provider's education level, training and experience, use of support services, and provider work environment
Knoche Lisa, Peterson Carla A., Edwards Carolyn Pope, Jeon Hyun-Joo, 2006
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A study combining survey of providers and parents and program observations to explore the characteristics of providers in inclusive and non-inclusive center-based classrooms and family child care homes, the observed quality of care, and families'…
Hirshberg Diane, Huang Danny S., Fuller Bruce, 2005
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A study of factors affecting low-income parents? decisions about which type of child care to select, including race, education, local availability of programs, language, marital status, and number of working hours in a sample of 1,974 parents
Aguillard Amber E., Pierce Sarah H., Benedict Joan H., Burts Diane C., 2005
Reports & Papers
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An examination of barriers to the implementation of continuity-of-care practices in child care centers, based on an analysis of quantitative and qualitative data for 52 children at four centers that advertise their programs as continuity programs
Crockenberg Susan, Leerkes Esther M., 2005
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A study of the associations between quantity and type of non-parental child care and infant temperament on children?s externalizing and internalizing behaviors at age 21/2 in a sample of 64 mothers and infants
Raikes H. Abigail, Raikes Helen, Wilcox Brian L., 2005
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Far less is known about predictors of quality for family child care homes than for child care centers. The current study of 120 randomly-selected family child care providers in four Midwestern states examined distal, state policy-level variables (…
DePanfilis Diane, Girvin Heather, 2005
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A study of quality of investigations in out of home child care cases, including possible barriers to effective worker decision making, in a sample of New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit (…