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Hammond Rachel, May 2021
Executive Summary

This paper is primarily focused on policy changes that could incent developers to incorporate ECE facilities in housing developments. As such, I conducted interviews with affordable housing developers, employees at state housing and finance…

Liempd Ine van, Oudgenoeg-Paz Ora, Leseman Paul P. M., February, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

There is increasing awareness that the physical environment plays a critical role in young children's cognitive and social development, by offering opportunities for exploration and interaction. In this article a narrative review is presented of…

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, November 2019
Executive Summary

The report that follows, in its entirety, represents a summary of key learnings gleaned through the many and varied avenues explored in conducting the 2019 Rhode Island early learning facilities assessment. The assessment was orchestrated to…

McCormick Lindsay A., Lovell Sam C., 2018
Executive Summary
Given the critical need for more investigation in this area, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) conducted a pilot project to evaluate new approaches to testing and remediating lead in water at child care facilities. This report provides a summary of…
Children's Investment Fund, 2011
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of the quality of the physical learning environments of licensed, community- and center-based, nonprofit early childhood education and out-of-school time programs in low-income communities across Massachusetts and in Boston,…
Low Income Investment Fund, February, 2010
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of issues related to child care facilities development and funding in California, based on a survey of 181 child care resource and referral agencies and local child care planning councils
California Local Investment in Child Care Project, 2008
Executive Summary
A summary of a study in California of the public transit use, both from home to child care and from child care to work, of parents with children in child care centers located within one-third of a mile of a transit station, based on a survey of…
Maryland. Task Force on Universal Preschool Education, December, 2007
Executive Summary
A summary of a conceptual framework and recommendations for the implementation of the a universally available preschool initiative in Maryland
Durlak Joseph A., Weissberg Roger P., 2007
Executive Summary
A summary of a meta-analysis of research on the impact of after school programs that target personal and social skills on children's personal and social development
Building Child Care, 2007
Executive Summary
A summary of an update of an analysis and discussion of barriers to the physical development and financing of child care facilities in California, including regulatory and systemic barriers, the limited real estate and finance capacity of the child…
Irie Ellen, Blair Jill, Hildebrand Alex, Sheridan Regina, January, 2007
Executive Summary
A summary of an evaluation of the Affordable Buildings for Children?s Development (ABCD) Initiative to promote the structural quality of child care and early education facilities in California, with a focus on the financing, capacity building,…
Weinraub Marsha, Armando Tina, Shlay Anne B., June 2006
Executive Summary
A summary of an evaluation of the Pennsylvania Child Care Challenge Grant Program, a program to increase child care capacity in high-demand areas of Pennsylvania through physical expansion and renovation of child care premises, based on a survey of…
Wasch David, Sussman Carl, Gillman Amy R., March, 2005
Executive Summary
A summary of an exploration of the cost and effectiveness of Governor M. Jodi Rell?s proposed 2005-2007 budget expansion of the School Construction Grant Program and the Tax Exempt Financing Program of the Child Care Facilities Loan Fund in…
Proscio Tony, Sussman Carl, Gillman Amy R., 2004
Executive Summary
A summary of findings on the impact of building design of child care facilities on child care quality, and a review of programs designed to promote and finance well-designed child care facilities as part of community development.
Meyer Diana A., Smith Elizabeth C., Porter Toni, Cardenas Sabina, 2003
Executive Summary
An overview of a report regarding the Enterprise Foundation program that partnered child care resource and referral agencies and community-based organizations to create support networks and provide housing assistance to home-based family child care…