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Morris Suzann, Smith Linda K., May 2021
Reports & Papers

Little research exists on the role faith-based child care plays for many families in the United States. As COVID-19 impacted child care’s already fragile system, lessons learned from the faith-based community are a valuable asset to understand…

English Alan, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study sought to gain greater understanding of how youth at a faith-based privately-funded after-school program perceive relationships within the program. As the existence of a strong personal relationship is widely theorized to be a precursor…
Zhao Jianzhi, Lu Jiahuan, March, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The comparison between nonprofit and for-profit organizations has been a lingering question for scholars and practitioners. This research explores employee wage differentials across sectors using a national sample of child care workforce. After…

Matthew Rebecca A., Bransburg Vanessa, February, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
How and in what ways might we respond to the mounting "care deficit," such that the dignity and well-being of both recipient and care provider are prioritized? This article takes up such a question by making use of feminist theories of care to…
Paulk Amber, Seaton Kali, Yuille Angela, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It has long been an established view that children who attend high-quality early learning programs are more likely to be school ready. However, some studies have found that program quality is not as important to child outcomes as is participating in…
King Elizabeth K., Pierro Rebekah C., Li Jiayao, Porterfield Mary Lee, Rucker Lia, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined differences in classroom quality, assessed by the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ITERS-R), in 287 infant and 479 toddler classrooms. Classroom quality was compared across classroom age group (infant compared to…
Alvarez Kristine, Epps Alex, Montoya Sonia, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
In 2013, NFF embarked on a multi-pronged study of 147 ECE providers to assess the financial challenges of operating high-quality ECE programs. In this report, NFF highlights the key financial, business, and systemic barriers to delivering high-…
Alvarez Kristine, Epps Alex, Montoya Sonia, July, 2015
Executive Summary
In 2013, NFF embarked on a multi-pronged study of 147 ECE providers to assess the financial challenges of operating high-quality ECE programs. In this report, NFF highlights the key financial, business, and systemic barriers to delivering high-…
Walker Karen E., Grossman Jean Baldwin, Andrews Kristine, Carrington Nicholas, Rojas Angela, February, 2015
Reports & Papers
Nonprofit organizations, which deliver many of the social services Americans receive, often face financial management challenges that affect the quality of their services. First, they face complex public and private funding environments that impose…
Walker Karen E., Grossman Jean Baldwin, Andrews Kristine, Carrington Nicholas, Rojas Angela, February, 2015
Executive Summary
Nonprofit organizations, which deliver many of the social services Americans receive, often face financial management challenges that affect the quality of their services. First, they face complex public and private funding environments that impose…
Penn Helen, December, 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
This article is based on work undertaken for the European Commission (EC) as part of a wider project on what is termed 'social services of general interest'. The EC is currently engaged in considering what kind of legislative and quality assurance…
Owens Mark F., Rennhoff Adam D., November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We study the market for child care services, with a special focus on examining competition between for- and nonprofits. We estimate a two-stage oligopoly model of product differentiation. The first stage estimates a model of endogenous market…
CFAR, October, 2014
Other
CFAR, a management consulting firm with experience helping foundations increase their impact, was asked to provide a review of the abbreviated program including some insights on how to extend the impact. This report reviews the abbreviated SFM…
Lewsader Joellen, Elicker James, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Multiple types of child care are exempt from government licensure or regulation in the United States, yet previous research has shown that stricter adherence to regulatory standards predicts higher quality programs. This study compares global child…
Frabutt James M., Waldron Rachel, September, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood is a critically formative stage of human development and the educational experiences of children at this young age impact their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical competencies. In the U.S., early childhood education has grown…