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Speirs Katherine E., Vesely Colleen K., Roy Kevin M., June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recent research has drawn attention to the deleterious effects of instability on child development. In particular, child care instability may make it hard for children to form secure attachments to their care providers which may have a negative…
Pianta Robert C., May, 2012
Other
A discussion of considerations for the use of observational assessments of teacher practices in early childhood classrooms, with lessons for elementary and secondary education
Pianta Robert C., May, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of a discussion of considerations for the use of observational assessments of teacher practices in early childhood classrooms, with lessons for elementary and secondary education
Tracy Allison J., Surr Wendy, Richer Amanda, 2012
Reports & Papers
Findings from an exploration of the validity and reliability of the Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT), an observational measure of quality in after school programs, based on observations conducted in 25 after school programs in…
Tracy Allison J., Surr Wendy, Richer Amanda, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of findings from an exploration of the validity and reliability of the Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT), an observational measure of quality in after school programs, based on observations conducted in 25 after school…
Smith Charles, Akiva Tom, Sugar Samantha A., Lo Yun-Jia, Frank Kenneth, Peck Stephen C., Cortina Kai S., Devaney Thomas, 2012
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI), a continuous improvement intervention for out-of-school time programs, that examines YPQI implementation and impact on manager improvement focus, continuous improvement practices,…
Smith Charles, Akiva Tom, Sugar Samantha A., Lo Yun-Jia, Frank Kenneth, Peck Stephen C., Cortina Kai S., Devaney Thomas, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of an evaluation of the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI), a continuous improvement intervention for out-of-school time programs, that examines YPQI implementation and impact on manager improvement focus, continuous improvement…
Dickinson David K., Porche Michelle V., May/June 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A longitudinal study of the relationships among teachers' use of language in preschool classrooms, children's language development at the end of kindergarten, and children's fourth grade language development and reading comprehension, based data…
Smith Charles, Peck Stephen C., Denault Anne-Sophie, Blazevski Juliane, Akiva Tom, June 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An identification of profiles of instructional practices of after school staff and a second study of the relationship between those profiles and youth-staff ratio, content of offerings, and age of the youth, based on an analysis of 599 after school…
Forum for Youth Investment, August, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of efforts to improve quality in out-of-school time programs
Yohalem Nicole, Wilson-Ahlstrom Alicia, January, 2009
Methods
A guide to observational instruments for measuring out-of-school time program quality, including the instruments' purpose, structure, content, and technical properties
Yohalem Nicole, Wilson-Ahlstrom Alicia, January, 2009
Executive Summary
A summary of a guide to observational instruments for measuring out-of-school time program quality, including the instruments' purpose, structure, content, and technical properties
Forum for Youth Investment, June, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of research on staff caregiving practices in the youth work field
Wilson-Ahlstrom Alicia, Yohalem Nicole, Pittman Karen, March, 2007
Executive Summary
A summary of three case studies of quality-improvement efforts in programs providing out-of-school time services
Yohalem Nicole, Wilson-Ahlstrom Alicia, Fischer Sean, Shinn Marybeth, March 2007
Methods
A guide comparing the purpose, structure, content and technical properties of tools to assess youth program quality