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Burroughs Robb, Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Zuschlag Dirk, April 2021
Executive Summary

The 2020 market rate survey included a survey of the universe of 6,896 licensed child care providers known to be open across the state. Providers received a postcard announcing the survey, an email invitation, and a mailed paper survey. Providers…

King Holly M., 2021
Executive Summary

Research to this point has focused on measuring agreed-upon indicators of quality and then looking at the impacts on children’s development and outcomes. Instead, this paper proposes that research needs to examine programs where desired child…

Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Delgado Christine F., Bailey Jhonelle, Futterer Jenna, Gruen Rinatte L., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood programs, such as Head Start, that serve children at risk can implement programmatic screening procedures to ensure equitable identification of children displaying a range of socioemotional and behavioral needs. We examined…
Ingoldsby Erin M., Morrison Colleen, Ruben Joelle, Melz Heidi, Cairone Karen, August, 2020
Executive Summary
This special topic paper presents key findings on the use of theories of change and logic models in TI initiatives gleaned from the following project activities: - A research summary of TI systems-level initiatives - A program scan featuring…
Andrews Kristine, Parekh Jenita, Peckoo Shantai, August, 2019
Executive Summary
Racial and ethnic equity is a state in which a person's racial or ethnic background does not predict their outcomes. This is a summary of a guide to embedding a racial/ethnic equity perspective into the design of new research projects.
Sama-Miller Emily, Ross Christine, Sommer Teresa Eckrich, Baumgartner Scott, Roberts Lily, Chase-Lansdale P. Lindsay, November, 2017
Executive Summary
This report presents findings from the Exploration of Integrated Approaches to Supporting Child Development and Improving Family Economic Security project. The project activities included (1) a targeted literature review, environmental scan, and…
American Institutes for Research, University of Pennsylvania, 30 June, 2017
Executive Summary
The focus of Phase 1 was to examine the construct validity of the PA KEI. Evidence of construct validity refers to scientific evidence that the items within an assessment operate in a manner that is aligned with the dimensions that the PA KEI…
Monahan Shannon, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Wasik Barbara A., Akers Lauren, Hurwitz Felicia, Carta Judith J., November, 2016
Executive Summary
In 2012, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) engaged Mathematica Policy Research and its partners to conduct a project titled "Assessing Early Childhood Teachers' Use of Child…
Caronongan Pia, Kirby Gretchen, Boller Kimberly, Modlin Emily L., Lyskawa Julia, April, 2016
Executive Summary
Measures of implementation and cost of ECE are needed for use and testing together with measures of quality to shed light on what it takes--in terms of activities, capacities, and money--to achieve high quality within a center. Implementation…
Xue Yange, Boller Kimberly, Vogel Cheri, Thomas Jaime, Caronongan Pia, Aikens Nikki, September, 2015
Executive Summary
This report provides an overview of the purposes of continued investment in Early Head Start research, summarizes lessons learned from Baby FACES 2009, and describes ways that future descriptive studies of Early Head Start could be designed to…
Paulsell Diane, Del Grosso Patricia, Bernstein Sara, Bandel Eileen, September, 2015
Executive Summary
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), awarded a contract to Mathematica Policy Research and its partners to carry out the…
Magnuson Katherine A., Lin Ying-Chun, July, 2015
Executive Summary
The Wisconsin Early Child Care Study (WECCS) was undertaken to provide such an examination of the validity of YoungStar's rating scale. The study was designed both to examine whether the rating scale is able to differentiate programs according to…
Kim Kwang, Porter Toni, Atkinson Valerie, Rui Ning, Ramos Manica F., Brown Eliza, Guzman Lina, Forry Nicole D., Nord Christine W., April, 2015
Executive Summary
The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) project, sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start (OHS) and Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), was a four-year effort to develop…
Krafft Caroline, Davis Elizabeth E., Forry Nicole D., December, 2014
Executive Summary
In this brief, we use administrative data from one state's child care subsidy program to demonstrate how the overall patterns of subsidy continuity are influenced by the time unit used and by the definition of the end of a subsidy spell. The…
Kim Kwang, Porter Toni, Atkinson Valerie, Rui Ning, Ramos Manica F., Brown Eliza, Guzman Lina, Forry Nicole D., Nord Christine W., November, 2014
Executive Summary
The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) project, sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start (OHS) and Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), was a four-year effort to develop…