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Jones Colin A., 03 December, 2018
Other
After-school and out-of-school time (ASOST) learning opportunities are available to some, but not all, Massachusetts students who could benefit from such programs. This report surveys the child population and existing ASOST programs in Massachusetts…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Daily Sarah, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
This study was guided by the following two primary research questions: 1. What were participants', mentors', and key stakeholders' perceptions of the Vermont STARS quality framework and quality improvement supports? 2. To what extent did the design…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Given the importance of the state-federal partnership in ECE, the Bipartisan Policy Center undertook this study to explore whether states, like the federal government, are making progress toward improved integration and governance in ECE programs.…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, December, 2018
Executive Summary
Given the importance of the state-federal partnership in ECE, the Bipartisan Policy Center undertook this study to explore whether states, like the federal government, are making progress toward improved integration and governance in ECE programs.…
Atchison Bruce, Diffey Louisa, December, 2018
Other
There is a sense of urgency among some state policymakers to reduce the field's fragmentation by focusing on the execution, coordination and management of early childhood programs. This is where state education governance -- the practice of…
Coburn Cynthia E., McMahon Kelly, Borsato Graciela, Stein Abigail, Ju Natalie, Chong Seenae, LeMahieu Rebekah, Franke Megan Loef, Ibarra Sonia, Stipek Deborah J., December, 2018
Reports & Papers
In this report, we share findings from a study investigating the efforts of two urban California school districts to create a more seamless educational experience from pre-K to elementary grades. We focus on mathematics instruction because the…
Davis Elizabeth E., Carlin Caroline, Krafft Caroline, Forry Nicole D., December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
State child care subsidy programs are intended to support the employment of low-income parents, particularly for families receiving or likely to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. To study the impact of child care subsidies on…
National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement, December, 2018
Other
We are pleased to offer eight Key Indicators that together lead to high-quality family engagement in early childhood care and education settings. This research-based resource is part of a series designed to support early childhood state systems-…
Hardy Erin, Joshi Pamela, Ha Yoonsook, Giapponi Schneider Kate, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report provides a synthesis of five years of geographic and spatial research related to issues of access to federally subsidized child care for low-income working families in Massachusetts. The purpose of this research synthesis is to: -…
Edge Nicola A. Conners, Rose Arlene, Honeycutt Deneice, McKelvey Lorraine, Swindle Taren, Courson Diana, Forsman J. Andrew, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article describes the development, initial implementation, and formative evaluation of Arkansas's plan to reduce suspensions and expulsion from early care and education (ECE) settings. We describe how Arkansas used multifaceted implementation…
Pilarz Alejandra Ros, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite strong evidence that stable, high-quality child care promotes young children's development, low-income children are less likely to participate in formal and high-quality care than higher-income children and may be more likely to experience…
Shdaimah Corey, Palley Elizabeth, Miller Amanda, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In debates about child care and early education, the voices of providers are often missing. In this article, we report findings from a study exploring child care provider perspectives on how regulation and policy changes impact their ability to…
Hardy Erin, Joshi Pamela, Ha Yoonsook, Giapponi Schneider Kate, December, 2018
Executive Summary
How can exploring issues of geography, access, and equity in subsidized child care in Massachusetts help to address pressing child care and early education policy questions? Researchers have been exploring this question over the past five years…
Sandstrom Heather, Coffey Amelia, Henly Julia R., Bromer Juliet, Spalding Allegra, Thomas Whitney, Greenberg Erica, Derrick-Mills Teresa, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
The current report summarizes findings from interviews with 78 child care providers conducted during Phase 2 of the study. The sample included licensed center directors, family child care providers, and license-exempt home-based providers (mostly…
Sandstrom Heather, Coffey Amelia, Henly Julia R., Bromer Juliet, Spalding Allegra, Thomas Whitney, Greenberg Erica, Derrick-Mills Teresa, December, 2018
Executive Summary
The current report summarizes findings from interviews with 78 child care providers conducted during Phase 2 of the study. The sample included licensed center directors, family child care providers, and license-exempt home-based providers (mostly…