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Matthews, Hannah; Schmit, Stephanie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
Child care subsidies help make quality child care affordable for low-income parents, allowing them to attend work or school to support their families while ensuring their children's healthy development. Access to quality child care is also proven to strengthen families' economic security. The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the…
Descriptors: Participation, Enrollment Rate, Expenditures, Block Grants
Fisher, Celia B.; Brunnquell, Donald J.; Hughes, Diane L.; Liben, Lynn S.; Maholmes, Valerie; Plattner, Stuart; Russell, Stephen T.; Susman, Elizabeth J. – Society for Research in Child Development, 2013
For the first time in twenty years the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS, 2009) is considering changes to federal regulations governing research. The Common Rule provides the basis for government regulations and Institutional Review Boards (IRB). Proposed changes will have a significant impact on Institutional Review Board…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Research Design, Ethics, Federal Regulation
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Ostergren, Carol S.; Riley, David A.; Wehmeier, Jenny M. – Journal of Extension, 2011
More high quality child care is needed in the United States. This article evaluates the Better Kid Care (BKC) program produced by Pennsylvania State University Extension. Child care staff in Wisconsin were interviewed about changes they had made in their early childhood programs following participation in the BKC program. Findings show that 2…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Caregiver Training
Foundation for Child Development, 2009
The Foundation for Child Development Child and Youth Well-Being Index Project at Duke University issues an annual comprehensive measure of how children are faring in the United States. The Child Well-Being Index (CWI) is based on a composite of 28 "Key Indicators" of wellbeing that are grouped into seven "Quality-of-Life/Well-Being…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Well Being, Child Development, Trend Analysis
Barnett, W. Steven; Yarosz, Donald J. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2007
In a world shaped by global competition, preschool education programs play an increasingly vital role in child development and school readiness. There is growing awareness that early learning's impacts persist across children's life spans, affecting educational achievement, adult earning and even crime and delinquency. Preschool education is…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Family Income, Preschool Education, Family Structure
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Bornstein, Marc H.; Hahn, Chun-Shin; Haynes, O. Maurice; Belsky, J.; Azuma, Hiroshi; Kwak, Keumjoo; Maital, Sharone; Painter, Kathleen M.; Varron, Cheryl; Pascual, Liliana; Toda, Sueko; Venuti, Paola; Vyt, Andre; de Galperin, Celia Zingman – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2007
A total of 467 mothers of firstborn 20-month-old children from 7 countries (103 Argentine, 61 Belgian, 39 Israeli, 78 Italian, 57 Japanese, 69 Korean, and 60 US American) completed the "Jackson Personality Inventory" (JPI), measures of parenting cognitions (self-perceptions and knowledge), and a social desirability scale. Our first…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Social Desirability, Mothers, Child Rearing
Lansdown, Gerison – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2005
"Can You Hear Me? The Right of Young Children to Participate in Decisions Affecting Them" emphasises that participation enhances children's self-esteem and confidence, promotes their overall capacities, produces better outcomes, strengthens understanding of and commitment to democratic processes and protects children more effectively.…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Young Children, Participative Decision Making, Child Development
Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia; Davis, Kalisha; Moore, Amber; Joselowsky, Francine; Yohalem, Nicole; Pittman, Karen – Forum for Youth Investment, 2004
The word "summer" brings to mind images of a relaxed, unstructured season--a time markedly different from other seasons of the year. In the United States, we have a particularly entrenched notion that summer is different--a notion reflected in popular assumptions about summer as a "break" and reinforced by carefree depictions…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Popular Culture, Summer Schools, At Risk Students