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Bromer Juliet, Melvin Samantha A., Porter Toni, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, March, 2021
Literature Review
This literature review and conceptual model examine research on the factors that may contribute to the decrease of regulated FCC supply. The research literature primarily focuses on challenges and demands that FCC providers face which we hypothesize…
Porter Toni, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Melvin Samantha A., Bromer Juliet, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief presents a conceptual model to help policy makers and other stakeholders understand the constellations of factors that may contribute to the decrease in FCC supply. The model is based on a literature review of the limited research that…
Bromer Juliet, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Porter Toni, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report presents findings from in-depth case studies of two FCC networks (FFCN) that serve regulated FCC educators – Little People FCCN and Downtown FCCN . The study sought to understand approaches to service delivery implementation, the…
Bromer Juliet, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Porter Toni, November, 2020
Executive Summary
This report presents findings from in-depth case studies of two FCC networks (FFCN) that serve regulated FCC educators – Little People FCCN and Downtown FCCN . The study sought to understand approaches to service delivery implementation, the…
Porter Toni, Bromer Juliet, Melvin Samantha A., Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Molloy Patricia, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This research-to-policy brief is part of Erikson Institute's Multi-State Study of Family Child Care Decline that is currently examining the factors behind the decline of licensed care in four states. Findings presented here are based on 22 focus…
Porter Toni, Bromer Juliet, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
The current report presents findings from qualitative interviews with a sub-sample of 47 directors of organizations drawn from the National Study of Family Child Care Networks (Bromer & Porter, 2019). Building on the results of the national…
Porter Toni, Bromer Juliet, March, 2020
Executive Summary
The current report presents findings from qualitative interviews with a sub-sample of 47 directors of organizations drawn from the National Study of Family Child Care Networks (Bromer & Porter, 2019). Building on the results of the national…
Porter Toni, Bromer Juliet, February, 2019
Other
This brief presents the framework for the proposed family child care collaborative. Envisioned by the agency and provider stakeholders as a central hub housed in an existing agency, most likely an Early Learning Resource Center, the Collaborative…
Bromer Juliet, Porter Toni, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report presents findings from the national survey of family child care networks and includes examples of network services and strategies from the qualitative interviews with directors. The report is organized into three sections. The first…
Bromer Juliet, Porter Toni, January, 2019
Executive Summary
This report describes findings from a survey-based scan of the landscape of staffed family child care networks across the U.S. and draws on examples from in-depth interviews with a sub-sample of network directors. Findings from this study contribute…
Porter Toni, Bromer Juliet, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
This brief describes how an evaluation of a family child care network in Philadelphia led to consensus around the need to build a system-wide coordinated strategy for supporting family child care. Part of the two-year evaluation entailed bringing…
Bromer Juliet, Weaver Corinne, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report gives voice to program and parent perspectives on family and community engagement practices by describing findings from a series of focus groups that were conducted across Illinois with ECE center-based directors, teachers, other staff,…
Bromer Juliet, Weaver Corinne, September, 2014
Executive Summary
This summary describes findings and recommendations from a focus group study of family and community engagement practices in center-based ECE programs in Illinois. The purpose of the focus group study was to describe diverse perspectives on…
Bromer Juliet, Weaver Corinne, Korfmacher Jon, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the Family Child Care Specialist Training Program, an 11-month program for specialists who support family child care providers in Chicago, Illinois, that examines relationships between specialists and providers and the role of the…
Bromer Juliet, Weaver Corinne, Korfmacher Jon, December, 2013
Executive Summary
A summary of an evaluation of the Family Child Care Specialist Training Program, an 11-month program for specialists who support family child care providers in Chicago, Illinois, that examines relationships between specialists and providers and the…