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Dinkel Danae, Dev Dipti A., Guo Yage, Sedani Ami, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Abel Kayla, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the physical activity environment in childcare programs across type (childcare centers [CCCs] and family childcare homes [FCCHs]) and geographic location (urban and rural) as assessed by physical activity…
Phillips Beth M., Koon Sharon, Folch David C., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Evidence suggests that participation in high quality early childhood education supports the school readiness of young children. Therefore, it is important to understand whether children from different geographic regions, such as urban and rural…
Paschall Katherine W., Halle Tamara, Maxwell Kelly, June, 2020
Reports & Papers

The purpose of this report is to use nationally representative data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to provide a descriptive comparison of the types of ECE available in high-density urban, moderate-density urban…

Sheridan Susan M., Koziol Natalie A., Witte Amanda L., Iruka Iheoma U., Knoche Lisa, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The transition to kindergarten is foundational for children's future school performance and families' relationships with the educational system. Despite its well-documented benefits, few studies have explored family engagement across the pre-…

Speirs Katherine E., Gordon Rachel A., Powers Elizabeth T., Koester Brenda D., Fiese Barbara H., February/March 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Family child care providers widely participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), yet their participation experiences have not been studied. To fill this gap, we used a mixed methods approach that combined survey…
Bettencourt Amie F., Gross Deborah, Bower Kelly, Francis Lucine, Taylor Kathryn, Singleton Demetria L., Han Hae Ra, 2020
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Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to identify indicators of parent engagement in early learning that would be relevant for children's academic success; equitable for all families regardless of social, educational, or economic backgrounds; and actionable…
Madill Rebecca, Forry Nicole D., Halle Tamara, 2018
Reports & Papers
This Snapshot is based on information collected by the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE), a nationally representative study of American households and early care and education providers conducted in 2012. The information in this…
National Survey of Early Care and Education Project Team, April, 2016
Reports & Papers

This document offers a national picture of selected segments of the early care and education (ECE) market by describing how important attributes of the supply of and the demand for center-based care relate to each other. The document also…

De Marco Allison, Vernon-Feagans Lynne, The Family Life Project Key Investigators, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Child care subsidy programs serve to reduce the number of families for whom child care is a barrier to work. Child care is essential to economic self-sufficiency, and it can also support child development, particularly for low-income children.…
Manlove Elizabeth E., Benson Margaret S., Strickland Martha J., Fiene Richard, 25 August, 2010
Reports & Papers
A comparison of child care quality, providers, and subsidy use in rural and urban Pennsylvania communities, based on analyses of administrative and secondary data
Smith Linda K., 09 July, 2010
Reports & Papers
An examination of child care challenges facing child care providers and parents in rural areas, based on survey responses from child care resource and referral agencies in 42 states
Roll Susan J., 2010
Reports & Papers
A mixed-methods study of relationships between coping strategies in the face of the loss of work supports and both ethnic background and urban and rural locale, based on questionnaire responses of 332 families in four Colorado counties, 21…
Shucksmith Mark, Shucksmith Janet, Watt Joyce, 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A review of ways social inclusion has been conceptualized in literature and a survey-based investigation applying these methods to the context of preschool education provision in rural areas of Scotland
Reschke Kathy L., Manoogian Margaret M., Richards Leslie N., Walker Susan K., Seiling Sharon B., 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the positive and challenging aspects of grandmothers providing child care for their grandchildren, investigating the experiences of the grandmothers as well as the effects on the sample of low income mothers from rural communities
McBride Brent A., Bae Ji-Hi, Wright Mary Sue, 2002
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An exploratory study examining effective family school partnerships and successful strategies for helping families become involved in state-funded rural prekindergarten programs designed for children who are identified as being at risk for future…