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Zeng Songtian, Douglass Anne L., Lee Yujin, DelVecchio Becky, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It is important to equip small child care providers with business and administrative operations skills so that they can avoid shut down and provide quality child care services in a sustainable manner. This study provides initial efficacy and…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, December 2019
Reports & Papers

Seminole Nation did not always operate its Head Start Program and manage its Head Start funds in accordance with Federal requirements and did not have effective controls and accountability over funds. Specifically, Seminole Nation did not have…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, October 2019
Reports & Papers

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program, administered by the Administration for Children and Families, subsidizes childcare expenditures of low-income families and families receiving temporary public assistance. While researching New…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, August 2019
Reports & Papers

This review summarizes what we reported in prior audits of six States’ implementation of the new criminal background check requirements that were in place as of March and October 2018. We reviewed Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, January 2019
Reports & Papers

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG Act) added new requirements for States receiving Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) funds to conduct comprehensive criminal background checks on staff members and prospective staff…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, September 2018
Reports & Papers

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG Act) of 2014 added new requirements for States receiving Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) funds to conduct comprehensive criminal background checks on staff members and prospective staff…

Vannebo Berit Irene, Gotvassli Kjell-Age, February, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article presents the results of a study of the understanding and implementation of the concept of strategy in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector. Recent research has indicated that management functions in ECECs have changed…
Hujala Eeva, Eskelinen Mervi, Keskinen Soili, Chen Christine, Inoue Chika, Matsumoto Mariko, Kawase Masahiro, July-September 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Leadership research in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is a relatively new undertaking. It combines leadership concepts from school research as well as from business. There are common aspects in the leadership profession, but the context…
Kangas Jonna, Venninen Tuulikki, Ojala Mikko, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this article, we describe the professional development towards distributed leadership among different organizational levels in Finnish day care centres within the Helsinki metropolitan area. The aim of the study was to monitor the progress of…
Saari Eveliina, Lehtonen Mikko, Toivonen Marja, April, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Innovations in an organisation derive from multiple sources. In the public sector, users and the policy sphere provide important but often unconnected impulses for innovation. These impulses are transmitted to the organisation by grassroots…
Zinsser Katherine M., Curby Timothy W., October-December 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There is great emphasis recently on improving the quality of early childhood education in the United States. Within quality rating improvement systems, classroom quality is often reported at the center or program levels. Yet little is known about…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., LaForett Dore R., Schaaf Jennifer M., Hildebrandt Lisa, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
The purpose of the current study was to gather information to understand local variations in implementation of recruitment, application, assignment, and waitlist procedures. Questions addressed in the current report include: What are the methods of…
Preston Diane, September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article draws on interviews with 29 managers and deputy managers within 15 nurseries in the private sector in England. The author argues that, whilst there is a growing literature on management and professionalism within the Early Years (EY)…
Hard Louise, Jonsdottir Arna H., September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Leadership continues to be an energetically debated and contentious concept. In many contexts it elicits heated and robust discussion and illustrates a degree of disenchantment with the enactment of leadership by corporate moguls, politicians and…
Bloom Paula Jorde, Jackson Safiyah, Talan Teri N., Kelton Robyn, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of Taking Charge of Change (TCC), a 10-month leadership training program for administrators of early childhood programs, that examines participants' job status, career decisions, commitment to the profession, and perceptions of the program,…