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Madill Rebecca, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Paying for child care can place a burden on households, especially those with low incomes. Currently, there is a dearth of knowledge regarding whether households obtain higher-quality child care when they pay higher prices for that care. To that end…
Madill Rebecca, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, November, 2020
Executive Summary
This report uses an integrated set of nationally representative surveys of center-based ECE providers and center-based ECE workforce members—the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE)—to identify the relationship between the…
Sandstrom Heather, Isaacs Julia B., August, 2020
Other
As states and territories make decisions about child care policies, they may find it useful to collect data from child care providers. Existing administrative records, such as child care licensing data or workforce registries, offer answers to many…
Bumgarner Erin, Caswell Linda, Layzer Carolyn J., Wolf Anne, Barrueco Sandra, January, 2020
Reports & Papers

This brief includes a snapshot of how language and cultural items are used in Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs. Specifically, this brief presents select findings from the Cultural Items and Language Use Checklist ("CILU Checklist…

Douglass Anne L., Halle Tamara, Tout Kathryn, December, 2019
Other
This issue brief presents the theory of change developed for the Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Social and Emotional Learning (BSC-SEL) that was designed and implemented as part of the CCL Project. A theory of change is a powerful tool that…
Halle Tamara, Partika Anne, Nagle Kerensa, August, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief provides an overview of definitions of readiness, noting distinctions between individual readiness, organizational readiness, and system readiness. We also share examples of how ECE researchers are currently attempting to capture the…
Blasberg Amy, Bromer Juliet, Nugent Courtney, Porter Toni, Shivers Eva Marie, Tonyan Holli A., Tout Kathryn, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), March, 2019
Other

The purpose of this brief is to provide a conceptual model for quality in home-based child care that can be used to inform state and local efforts in developing quality improvement initiatives that engage and sustain home-based child care…

Maxwell Kelly, Starr Rebecca, March, 2019
Other
The primary purpose of this brief is to describe a framework for the role of licensing in supporting quality ECE. We hope that this framework will assist Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and licensing administrators in their work to oversee…
Alamillo Julia, Aikens Nikki, Moiduddin Emily M., Bush Charles, Malone Lizabeth M., Tarullo Louisa B., August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Using data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014 (FACES 2014), this research brief focuses on the characteristics of Head Start programs, leaders, and teachers that prior research shows are related to classroom quality. The…
Daily Sarah, Tout Kathryn, Douglass Anne L., Miranda Brenda, Halle Tamara, Agosti Jenifer, Partika Anne, Doyle Stephanie, January, 2018
Literature Review
This literature review will summarize the empirical foundations for the BSC, and the outputs and outcomes of the BSC process documented in the literature. This paper first provides a grounding in improvement science literature, which can be used to…
Aikens Nikki, Bush Charles, Gleason Philip, Malone Lizabeth M., Tarullo Louisa B., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
In this report, we highlight findings from cross-cohort analyses of data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) 2006, 2009, and 2014. The analyses (1) provide a descriptive portrait of observed classroom quality and other…
Aikens Nikki, Akers Lauren, Atkins-Burnett Sally, November, 2016
Literature Review
The literature review report for the Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care (Q-CCIIT PD Tools) project summarizes the state of the field, highlighting the most promising methods and approaches for enhancing…
Aikens Nikki, Akers Lauren, Atkins-Burnett Sally, November, 2016
Other
The literature review for the Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care (Q-CCIIT PD Tools) project summarizes the state of the field, highlighting the most promising methods and approaches for enhancing…
Aikens Nikki, Akers Lauren, Atkins-Burnett Sally, November, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief presents key findings from a literature review that looks at the state of the field in relation to professional development methods for the Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care (Q-CCIIT PD Tools…
Aikens Nikki, Bush Charles, Gleason Philip, Malone Lizabeth M., Tarullo Louisa B., October, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) for trends in observed classroom quality and selected teacher characteristics (such as credentials and professional development activities) between 2006 and…