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Cook Thomas D., Zhu Naixin, Klein Alice, Starkey Prentice, Thomas Jaime, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study uses a within study comparison design (WSC) to conduct a novel test of how much causal bias results when researchers use a nonequivalent comparison group design type (NECGD) that combines: (a) a comparison group local to the treatment…
Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Schochet Owen N., 2018
Other
As with any good roadmap, we guide you through the steps of knowing where you want to go, what you have to work with and how to prevent problems that would derail the effort. This guide offers direction to states and school districts at varying…
Jacobs Johnson Cleopatra, Thomas Jaime, Boller Kimberly, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Many young children spend crucial developmental years in informal, home-based child care (HBCC) settings, but parents and others share concerns about HBCC quality. We applied the ecomap method in a descriptive study of racially…

Zellman Gail L., Karoly Lynn A., Q1 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Available research underscores the value of using data to make and modify the many decisions required to design a child care quality rating and improvement system (QRIS). This paper argues for analyzing existing program data to address key questions…
Crosby Danielle A., Dowsett Chantelle J., Gennetian Lisa A., Huston Aletha C., September 2010
Methods
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of ordinary least squares regression and instrumental variable analysis, two analytic methods for the estimation of relationships between child care type and externalizing problems, in order to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of…
Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 2006
Other
Since 2002 DataCONNections has made great strides in elevating the importance of data and research and underscoring how they can affect policy change. This report will highlight the project's major accomplishments as well as the methods used to…
Colorado School Readiness Indicators Task Force, 2004
Other
A study of a set of indicators to measure the school readiness of the children from birth to eight years of age and their families in the communities in which they live in Colorado
Sakai Laura, Whitebook Marcy, Wishard Alison, Howes Carollee, 2003
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A review of the comparability and changes between the original 1980 version and the 1998 revision of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, a measure of global child care quality
Duran Frances, Wilson Susan B., Carroll David, 2003
Reports & Papers
An inventory and analysis of administrative databases used by Connecticut state agencies for managing programs and aggregating data on child populations and social services for children and families
Duran Frances, Wilson Susan B., Carroll David, 2003
Executive Summary
Summary of an inventory and analysis of administrative databases used by Connecticut state agencies for managing programs and aggregating data on child populations and social services for children and families
McManus John, Dorfman Lori, 2002
Reports & Papers
A study of newspaper?s reporting concerning U.S. child care assessing the frequency of overall coverage, which specific issues are covered most often, the way child care is covered by newspapers, and whom the press most often quote concerning this…
Brandon Richard N., Joesch Jutta M., Maher Erin J., 2001
Instruments
Holloway Susan D., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Fuller Bruce, Tsou Lynna, Carroll Jude, 2001
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A test of the viability of telephone surveys as an alternative to direct observation methods to assess quality in child care sites, based on a comparison of assessments of 89 family child-care homes and 92 centers using both methods
Cryer Debby, Burchinal Margaret, 1997
Instruments
Peer Reviewed
Whitebook Marcy, Sakai Laura, Howes Carollee, 1997
Other
An evaluation of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) child care center accreditation process, addressing the degree to which centers seeking NAEYC accreditation improve in overall quality and level of staff quality…