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Carr Tara, Ward Dianne Stanton, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study’s research questions will address significant research gaps in the literature: (1) Is the Infant Feeding Styles Questionnaire (IFSQ) valid for use with infant and toddler childcare providers? (2) What are the factors associated with…

Nicholson Juliann, Ha Yoonsook, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This dissertation study draws from attachment theory and the risk and resilience model to conceptualize the potential benefits of stable, quality child care for children exposed to IPV. It also utilizes the social ecological framework and social…

Slicker Gerilyn, Hustedt Jason T., 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Research is needed to examine the factors that may influence center-based child care providers’ participation in the subsidy system. The proposed study will address this critical research need through secondary analyses of national datasets and…

Borowsky Jonathan, Davis Elizabeth E., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This project addresses three major research questions, each focused on families receiving child care subsidies: First, what is the effect of Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) ratings on choice of provider? Second, what is the effect of…

Hebbeler Kathleen, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

SRI International and the California Department of Education are conducting a mixed-methods study of the inclusion of children with disabilities under age 5 in subsidized child care in California. The four project objectives are to (1) describe…

Goerge Robert, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This partnership’s central goals are building evidence to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of new policies and programs intended to increase families’ access to high quality child care and expand the amount of high quality child…

Ha Yoonsook, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The primary goal of this project is to provide a sound knowledge base to support the state’s efforts to improve subsidy-receiving families’ access to high quality, stable care that can lead to positive child development. The proposed study is a…

Burroughs Nathan A., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The partnership will examine the impact of policy change on the access to quality child care for disadvantaged families in Michigan. The research design includes understanding the efficacy of subsidy policy on the quality of provider and…

Heinz Hailey, Bell Dana, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The team proposes to analyze administrative data and collect data on family perceptions through surveys and interviews to answer the following research questions: 1a) What facilitates and prevents initial enrollment of eligible families into CCDF…

Claessens Amy, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This Child Care Policy Research Partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty and the WI Department of Children and Families is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of factors that may be related…

Grindal Todd, Smith Sheila, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study will examine three implementation factors that prior research indicates may limit or enhance the success of these initiatives. The first implementation factor is that state and local CCDF administrators have sufficient data and tools…

Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The goal of this study is to understand the relationship between the community around an ECE and classroom health quality by program arrangement (Head Start, community-based childcare, family childcare home) by the following specific aims: Aim 1…

Halle Tamara, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This four-year project is a partnership between Child Trends and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Division of Early Childhood, which is the Lead Agency administering Maryland’s Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program and…

Tout Kathryn, Davis Elizabeth E., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The purpose of the Minnesota Research Partnership is to address the challenges of access to early care and education (ECE) in Minnesota through an established research partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), Child…

Ponder Bentley D., Hudgins Randy, Bruno Jessie, Funke Shayna, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
DECAL proposed four overarching objectives of the project: (1) Increase DECAL-supported research on infants and toddlers; (2) align existing policies and programs with the CCDF State Plan and improve services for infants and toddlers; (3) strengthen…