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Carr Tara, Ward Dianne Stanton, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This study’s research questions will address significant research gaps in the literature: (1) Is the Infant Feeding Styles Questionnaire (IFSQ) valid for use with infant and toddler childcare providers? (2) What are the factors associated with…

Melvin Samantha A., Kagan Sharon Lynn, 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

(1) What components of quality FCC providers think are most important in their programs? (2) How are these components mis/aligned with QRIS standards? (3) How does this mis/alignment relate to providers’ engagement and retention in the field? The…

Slicker Gerilyn, Hustedt Jason T., 2020
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

Research is needed to examine the factors that may influence center-based child care providers’ participation in the subsidy system. The proposed study will address this critical research need through secondary analyses of national datasets and…

Claessens Amy, 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This Child Care Policy Research Partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty and the WI Department of Children and Families is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of factors that may be related…

Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The goal of this study is to understand the relationship between the community around an ECE and classroom health quality by program arrangement (Head Start, community-based childcare, family childcare home) by the following specific aims: Aim 1…

George Thomas, Taylor Dawn Woods, Traen Sidney, Pratt Megan E., Hatfield Bridget E., Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act has potentially large impacts on the children, families, and providers that participate in the subsidy system. The impacts are likely to be particularly salient for home-based providers and…
Malone Lizabeth M., Douglass Anne L., Kirby Gretchen, Xue Yange, Lyskawa Julia, Skidmore Sara, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Leadership is widely recognized as an essential driver of organizational performance and improvement, but little is known about its role in driving quality of early childhood programs and outcomes for staff and children. In launching the Early Care…
Datta A. Rupa, 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) 2019 builds on the data collected in the 2012 NSECE, which was the first nationally representative survey of Early Care and Education (ECE) supply and demand conducted in over 20 years. The…

Askew Christell, Oya Patti, Elquist Marty, Haboush-Deloye Amanda, Davidson Dawn, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
In line with the goals of the CCDBG Act of 2014 to enhance the quality of child care for low-income children, the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services Child Care and Development Program enacted a policy on March 1, 2016 to require…
George Thomas, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Hatfield Bridget E., Taylor Dawn Woods, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act has potentially large impacts on the children, families, and providers that participate in the subsidy system. The impacts are likely to be particularly salient for home-based providers and…
Phillips Deborah A., Datta A. Rupa, Kisker Ellen Eliason, 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of this study is to portray how the center-based child care options available to families have changed between 1990 and 2012 -- two years when nationally representative data are available -- and to describe how publicly-funded centers…
Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This mixed methods study seeks to broaden the understanding of home-based child care providers and their beliefs and practices related to children and families. Many low-income children from birth to five receive care in home-based child care…
Giapponi Schneider Kate, Joshi Pamela, 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
High quality child care providers that accept subsidies are the linchpin to supporting parental employment and the child development needs of low-income families. Without the voluntary participation of private providers in child care subsidy systems…
Hallam Rena A., Buell Martha J., Han Myae, Bargreen Kaitlyn, 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project studies family child care providers' (FCCP) perceptions and participation in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) and examines the impact of a quality improvement framework that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the…
Tonyan Holli A., Zendejas Guadalupe Romo, Savage Susan, Ries Marguerite, 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
As large numbers of children regularly attend child care settings, many states have struggled to provide enough high quality spaces to meet children's needs. Recent policy investments at the state and federal levels have focused on Quality…