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Sandstrom Heather, Isaacs Julia B., August, 2020
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As states and territories make decisions about child care policies, they may find it useful to collect data from child care providers. Existing administrative records, such as child care licensing data or workforce registries, offer answers to many…
Massey Meg, Walsh Kelly, Milner Justin, Derrick-Mills Teresa, December, 2016
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This report describes evaluation design in PFS projects, with a focus on early childhood education (ECE). It is part of a larger toolkit for states, localities, and investors considering early childhood PFS projects and is based in part on…
Bell Stephen, Peck Laura, 2016
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Background: When deciding how to allocate limited funds for social programs, policymakers and program managers increasingly ask for evidence of effectiveness based on studies that rely on solid methodology, providing credible scientific evidence.…
Lipsey Mark W., Weiland Christina, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, Wilson Sandra Jo, Hofer Kerry G., September, 2015
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Much of the currently available evidence on the causal effects of public prekindergarten programs on school readiness outcomes comes from studies that use a regression-discontinuity design (RDD) with the age cutoff to enter a program in a given year…
National Survey of Early Care and Education Project Team, 2015
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This tutorial covers the overall study design and sampling approach of the NSECE. Discussion focuses on the sample sources and the four NSECE surveys at the foundation of the NSECE data collection design, including topics such as sample sizes,…

West Jerry, Tarullo Louisa B., Aikens Nikki, Malone Lizabeth M., Carlson Barbara Lepidus, June, 2011
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An overview of the study design of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2009 (FACES 2009)
Horton Carol, May 2007
Literature Review
A review of the research designs and findings of notable research initiatives that focus on early care and education programs including Head Start, child care programs, and state prekindergarten programs
St. Pierre Robert G., 2004
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How do we best answer these questions about the impacts and effectiveness of social programs? There has been a growing call for evidence obtained from evaluations that are based on randomized experiments. This chapter provides guidelines for…
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, Sure Start (Programme), October 2003
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A discussion of the Early Years and Childcare International Evidence Project commissioned by Great Britain?s Department of Education and Skills that provides an introduction to issues in cross-national work, to the methods used in this study, and to…
Pergamit Michael, Pierret Charles R., Rothstein Donna S., Veum Jonathan, 2001
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A discussion of the kinds of research questions regarding employment, education, training, family relations, financial well-being and health, that can be addressed with the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979.
Moore Kristin Anderson, 2001
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An overview of the collaboration between state welfare officials and several federal governmental bodies to analyze the implications of welfare reform on children
New England Workforce Partners for Early Care and Education, 2001
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A fact sheet on issues in designing and conducting market rate surveys
United States. General Accounting Office, 2001
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An examination of current evaluations and evaluation proposals of 11 government sponsored early childhood care and education programs to understand the use and value of using impact evaluations for these programs and to discuss the value of other…
Raley R. Kelly, Harris Kathleen Mullan, Rindfuss Ronald, 2000
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An assessment of the comparability and quality of child care data from different United States national surveys by examining differences in survey design and techniques
Moore Kristin Anderson, Manlove Jennifer, Richter Kerry, Halle Tamara, Le Menestrel Suzanne M., Zaslow Martha, Greene Angela D., Mariner Carrie, Romano Papillo Angela, Bridges Lisa J., January 1999
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A discussion of issues related to the conceptualization and design of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort