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Welch Greg W., Svoboda Elizabeth, Daro Alexandra M., Bryant Venessa, Glissmeyer Caitlyn, July 2021
Reports & Papers

The final survey included questions related to (a) rate information by child age; (b) program descriptors (i.e., hours of part-time and full-time care, children enrolled, operational hours); (c) quality measures and participation (i.e.,…

Madill Rebecca, Blasberg Amy, Krafft Caroline, Halle Tamara, Welti Kate, Davis Elizabeth E., Forry Nicole D., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
In Maryland, child care subsidies (vouchers) help low-income families who are working, in job training, or obtaining education pay for child care. Subsidized arrangements tend to be short: From 2007-2014, half of all subsidized arrangements had…
Winterbottom Christian, Piasta Shayne B., January-March 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Accreditation is a widely accepted indicator of quality in early education and includes many of the components cited in broad conceptualizations of quality. The purpose of this study was to examine whether kindergarten readiness rates differed…
NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation, June, 2014
Reports & Papers
Family engagement has long been emphasized as part of developmentally appropriate practice for programs serving young children and their families. It is a hallmark of high-quality early childhood programs. Family engagement is increasingly being…
Winterbottom Christian, Jones Ithel, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article reports on the first Florida statewide assessment of the Gold Seal Quality Care program, accreditation, and the relationship with licensing violations. This study analyzed the differences between the Department of Children and Families…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Winter 2013
Reports & Papers
A comparison of the Illinois child care quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) ratings that child care centers would receive through either their accreditation status or their observed quality, based on data for 55 accredited child care…
Kalifeh Phyllis, Clements Melissa A., Esposito Beverly, 2013
Reports & Papers
A comparison of observed quality in participating and nonparticipating child care programs in Gold Seal Quality Care, a quality improvement system in Florida for accredited programs, and an examination of variations in observed quality by Gold Seal…
NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation, August, 2012
Reports & Papers
Findings from a study of the reliability and validity of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation site visit assessment tools that examine the relationship of program accreditation outcomes to programs'…
Modigliani Kathy, May, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article tells the story of the 4-year consensus-building process to design quality standards for the field of family child care. Working with the National Association for Family Child Care, the Family Child Care Project at Wheelock College was…
Batts Amanda, Hedges Susan M., May, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article describes an analysis conducted by NAEYC staff to understand how programs respond when they do not receive NAEYC Accreditation upon completion of the accreditation process. (author abstract)
Xiao Mo, November, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The ineffectiveness of a quality accreditation mechanism can be attributed to the inability of the accreditation status to provide consumers with information they do not already possess. I present a structural model of demand allowing consumers to…
Moulin Christy, August 2009
Reports & Papers
An examination of the process by which early childhood programs in Boston with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation are attempting to conform to the NAEYC timeline to increase teacher education levels from…
Galuski Tracy L., 2005
Reports & Papers
An interview-based study of child care center directors, examining their perceptions of developmentally appropriate practices, knowledge and beliefs regarding accreditation, and their specific experiences with accreditation and the effects of these…
Golberg Margaret A., 2005
Reports & Papers
An interview-based study of child care directors in Alberta Canada to examine their perceptions of barriers and facilitators to state child care accreditation
Whitebook Marcy, Sakai Laura, Howes Carollee, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A longitudinal study examining characteristics of child care centers that improved in quality and retained the higher quality over time, and assessing the impact of NAEYC accreditation on quality improvement