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Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
Many states with preschool programs, as well as other interested organizations and individuals, have undertaken research and evaluation efforts to improve their understanding of state preschool program implementation, results, and impacts. A 2004 review by Gilliam and Zigler examined state efforts to evaluate preschool programs from 1997 to 2003.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Educational Policy, Educational Research
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
In November 2014, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 was signed into law, reauthorizing the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)--the federal child care subsidy program--for the first time since 1996. In December 2015, the U.S. Office of Child Care issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which updated CCDF regulations…
Descriptors: Child Care, Working Hours, Scheduling, Family Work Relationship
Grate, Sheree; Stephens, Samuel A. – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
There are approximately 390,000 children age nine and under who are identified by their parents as being of American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) heritage alone, while more than 400,000 other children in the same age range share this heritage with that of other race and ethnic groups. The large majority--about 80 percent--of AIAN individuals…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Resources, Educational Research
Lawrence, Sharmila; Stephens, Samuel A. – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
This "Topic of Interest" provides a comprehensive list of research in the Research Connections collection that was published in 2005 or later addressing issues related to quality improvement specifically in home-based child care. The resources are grouped under the following headings: Overviews, Summaries, and Reviews of Quality…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Educational Quality
Lawrence, Sharmila; Smith, Sheila; Banerjee, Rashida – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
A recent policy statement issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Education (DOE) on early childhood inclusion presents extensive recommendations for state and local actions that could improve young children's access to high quality inclusive early childhood programs (HHS/DOE, 2015). This brief…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Inclusion, Educational Policy, Educational Research
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
A quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) is a method used by states and local jurisdictions to assess the level of quality of child care and early education programs, improve quality, and convey quality ratings to parents and other consumers. A typical QRIS incorporates the following components: quality standards for participating providers;…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Improvement, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
Stephens, Samuel A. – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
Child care centers, Head Start programs, and family child care providers serving young children--as well as after school programs and homeless shelters that reach older children, adults, and families--are supported in providing healthy meals and snacks by reimbursements through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Administered by the…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Food Service
Stephens, Samuel A. – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
This Research-to-Policy Resource List compiles research-based policy documents published in 2010 and later on the following topics: Early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers; Program standards for settings serving infants and toddlers; Core competencies and credentials for caregivers of infants and toddlers; Use of infant/toddler…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy, Infants, Toddlers
Stephens, Samuel A. – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
Summer learning experiences for school-age children can be provided in a variety of ways and settings, including summer school programs (often remedial), community-based programs (often a continuation of afterschool programs), and home-based programs (in which families are provided with information and resources to encourage reading, often run by…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, Summer Schools
Ferguson, Daniel – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2016
The Research Connections collection contains records for more than 1,300 instruments that have been used to conduct studies in the child care and early education field. This bibliography provides records for instruments in the collection that can be used to observe child care quality in center-based settings serving infants and toddlers. In…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
Romero, Mariajose; Douglas-Hall, Ayana – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2009
This Guide is an annotated bibliography of existing large scale data sets that provide useful information to policymakers, researchers, state administrators, and others in the field of child care and early education. The Guide follows an ecological approach to research and policy in the field: it brings attention not only to children themselves,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Data, Research
Little, Priscilla M. – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2007
This brief identifies the features of high-quality after-school settings that have emerged from the research and are reflected in program quality tools. It also examines key research linking program quality to positive developmental outcomes; it reviews current practice in program quality assessment; and it offers considerations for policymakers…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Child Care, Educational Quality
Porter, Toni – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2007
This paper presents an overview of current efforts to document or evaluate initiatives for family, friend, and neighbor child care. The initiatives are grouped into two categories: those that view these caregivers through the child care lens and aim to improve the quality of care that they provide to children; and those that see these caregivers…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Models, Caregiver Training
Maher, Erin J. – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2007
The contribution of family, friend, and neighbor caregivers to the overall supply of child care and the care and education of our nation's youngest children is substantial. This brief explores, for policy and other audiences, some of the issues around measuring quality in family, friend, and neighbor care. The purpose is not to provide a…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Measurement, Rating Scales
Lawrence, Sharmila; Kreader, J. Lee – Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2006
School-age children ages 5 through 12 years spend their out-of-school time in many different types of arrangements. In addition to parental care, these include relative care, non-relative care (either in their own or another family's home), center- or school-based programs, sports and extracurricular activities, summer activities, and self-care.…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Child Care, Theory Practice Relationship, Child Caregivers
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