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Fabes Richard A., 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The purpose of this research is to examine the prevalence, disparities, and factors associated with the use of exclusionary discipline in U.S. public school-affiliated preschool programs. We plan to do this by conducting secondary data analyses…

Madill Rebecca, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Friese Sarah, Paschall Katherine W., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of the present study is to understand the role that state-level child care subsidy policies play in predicting disadvantaged families' access to high-quality early care and education (ECE). The federal Child Care and Development Fund (…
Phillips Deborah A., Datta A. Rupa, Kisker Ellen Eliason, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to portray how the center-based child care options available to families have changed between 1990 and 2012 -- two years when nationally representative data are available -- and to describe how publicly-funded centers…
Maguire-Jack Katie, Purtell Kelly M., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Using two nationally-representative longitudinal datasets, the overarching goal of this project is to comprehensively examining the ways in which TANF (Temporary Aid for Needy Families) and child care subsidy policies influence low-income children.…
Cobo-Lewis Alan B., Mason Craig A., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Good child care quality is associated with good child outcomes, but high-quality care is rare. What level of quality is necessary to achieve good outcomes? Is there a minimum level of quality that must be delivered in order to attain good outcomes?…
Derrick-Mills Teresa, Isaacs Julia B., Greenberg Erica, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The goal of this project is to provide policy makers and the research community with useful information on whether subsidy payment rates and the adoption of various payment practices and policies is associated with the quality of child care centers…
Sandstrom Heather, Gelatt Julia, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
We analyze data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education to: 1) document the parental preferences and child care arrangements of immigrant families with young children; 2) determine the factors that predict immigrant families' child care…
Coley Rebekah Levine, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Recent years have seen increasing proportions of children attending early childhood education (ECE) programs, and growing involvement of local, state, and federal governments in funding, regulating, and directing ECE efforts. In this context, there…
Brownell Celia A., Drummond Jesse K., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The objective of this study is to determine which features of non-parental child care and education (ECE), from infancy through preschool, together with family experiences, predict the development of prosocial behavior, a critical and early-…
Rao Vasanthi, Knopf Herman T., Tester Diana, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The goal of this project is to inform our understanding of state subsidy policies, practices, and procedures that are associated with the accessibility and availability of high quality child care for subsidy eligible children at the local and…
Johnson Anna D., Martin Anne, Schochet Owen N., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This is a secondary data analysis project that uses nationally representative data to understand variation in classroom and workforce characteristics across the full landscape of publicly-funded center-based early care and education (ECE) programs…
Weden Margaret M., Karoly Lynn A., Miles Jeremy N.V., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The early care and education (ECE) environments of children offer a potentially critical setting for curbing the epidemic levels and marked disparities in obesity in the U.S. by race/ethnicity, nativity and socioeconomic status. Subsidized care…
Sullivan Amanda L., Susman-Stillman Amy R., Farnsworth Elyse M., Thayer Jordan, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The aim of this project was to describe the nature and impact of child care subsidy use by low-income families eligible for subsidies who have children with special needs. These children represent a substantial proportion of general population under…
Bumgarner Erin, Lopez Michael, Grindal Todd, Kagan Sharon Lynn, Sabol Terri J., Gennetian Lisa A., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study, The market for quality child care: Supply, demand and quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), will draw on several data sources, including the National Survey of Early Care & Education (NSECE), to explore whether QRIS are…
Barnett Melissa A., Mastergeorge Ann M., Cutshaw Chris, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Early Care and Education (ECE) settings play an important role in child development for many children of preschool age. The powerful positive impacts of ECE programs on young children's development may be strengthened when programs work with parents…
Jimenez Manuela, Pratt Megan E., Taylor Michelle, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Studies have found teachers' participation in professional development (PD) is associated with higher-quality interactions between teachers and children in their classroom, and with improved academic and social-emotional outcomes for children. Based…
Welch Greg W., Torquati Julia C., Raikes Helen, Knoche Lisa, Iruka Iheoma U., Jackson Barbara, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The overall goal of this project is to identify thresholds of early childhood education quality in predicting social-emotional, cognitive, and language outcomes to inform national and state policies that promote optimal child development through…
Zanoni Wladimir, Johnson Anna D., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This research will examine the enrollment of children in CCDF subsidized providers during early childhood and the effects of these enrolments on the school achievement outcomes of children in grades third to eight. The project will first, explore…
Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Grobe Deana, Davis Elizabeth E., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study uses secondary analysis of administrative data to examine the amount of variability in the parent share of child care cost experienced by participants in the subsidy program and the effect of cost burden variation on decisions related to…
Marshall Nancy L., Roberts Joanne, 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project uses secondary data analysis of data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study- Birth Cohort to analyze the relations among child, family, employment and program…
Spiker Donna, 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
An analysis of data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort to identify practices that early care and education (ECE) programs can implement to promote successful transition to kindergarten for children served by the Child Care and…
Hallam Rena A., Bruce Donald, Campbell Paul M., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to integrate extant state child care quality and TANF longitudinal datasets to investigate policy relevant research on child care subsidy, child care quality, and child and family well-being. Specifically, this secondary…
Raikes Helen, Torquati Julia C., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this project is to examine relations between quality measures and child outcomes within QUINCE and Early Head Start data, examining for both linear and nonlinear associations. When nonlinear relations are found, we do additional…
Schilder Diane, 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
CCDF, Pre-K and Head Start all serve low-income children under the age of 5, but each of these programs is guided by different goals, standards, delivery models, and operational hours, resulting in unique strengths as well as differences in quality…
Zellman Gail L., Karoly Lynn A., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The goal of this study is to improve our understanding of the variation in quality within and across classrooms. To achieve this goals we use two sources of rich data on program quality and child outcomes from centers serving preschool-age children…
De Marco Allison, Vernon-Feagans Lynne, 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this project is to understand how low-income rural families use child care subsidies, the quality of care they receive, and how subsidy use is related to child outcomes and parental work conditions. The project addresses these topics…
Raspa Melissa J., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A project using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) to examine the characteristics of language minority families and describe their choice of care for children at 9 months, 2 years, and during preschool.…
Sanders Kay, Shivers Eva Marie, 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project examines cultural congruency (an aspect of culturally responsive care) between home and school in Head Start Child & Family Experiences Survey Data from 1997-2000 (FACES). Cultural congruency involves the level of continuity or…
Carlin Caroline, Davis Elizabeth E., Temple Judy A., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Decisions that parents make with regard to nonparental child care for their children are tied to other household decisions. Intuitively, we would expect the choice of maternal employment and the setting of care for young children during the mother's…