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Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2016
This resource was prepared in response to a request from a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State for information about the Transformation Zones that 10 RTT-ELC States had included as key projects in their RTT-ELC plans. This information will be helpful to other States as they consider how to continue to increase the quality of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Jones, Stephanie M.; Zhai, Fuhua; Raver, C. Cybele – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
This paper investigates the long-term impact of participation in the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) during the Head Start year on children's behavioral outcomes at the end of their Kindergarten year. The primary questions addressed in the paper are: (1) What is the experimental impact of CSRP on two-year change (from Fall Head Start to…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Behavior Problems, School Readiness, Intervention
Bassler, Elissa J.; And Others – 1996
Upcoming federal and state changes in welfare and social services will have a profound effect on the delivery of early childhood care and education in Illinois. In October, 1995, the Day Care Action Council of Illinois convened a meeting of early childhood experts and advocates. From this retreat, a vision for a new system of the delivery of child…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Caregivers, Child Rearing, Cooperation
Goerge, Robert; Dilts, John; Yang, Duck-Hye; Wasserman, Miriam; Clary, Anne – Chapin Hall Center for Children, 2007
This report draws on demographic data to examine and project trends in the size and composition of the child population in all seventy-seven Chicago communities up to the year 2010. The report highlights the changing age mix of Chicago children and provides some context in which to consider these demographic trends. It describes population changes…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Population Trends, Social Services, Poverty
Illinois State Dept. of Human Services, East St. Louis. Head Start State Collaboration Office. – 2002
This document contains a matrix offering a side-by-side comparison of almost 40 criteria among 7 sets of early childhood program standards. The standards are: (1) Head Start Program Performance Standards; (2) Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Care Licensing Standards; (3) Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Center…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Certification, Day Care, Early Childhood Education
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Niles, Michael D.; Reynolds, Arthur J.; Nagasawa, Mark – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2006
The current study explored the association between a large-scale federally funded preschool intervention and the social and emotional development of participants. Data were drawn from the Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS) and included 1,378 primarily African American youth who participated in the CLS and had scores for two or more identifiable…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, African American Children, Early Childhood Education
Collins, Ann; Li, Jiali – 1997
One of the factors hampering welfare reform policy decisions is that local child care markets, particularly those used by low-income families, are not well-understood. This study addressed the need to increase the knowledge and understanding of low-income child care markets, the effects of different child care policies, and the differences…
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors