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Cascio Elizabeth U., April, 2021
Other
This chapter concerns the state of the literature on early childhood education (ECE) – formal programs offering group instruction for children younger than the standard eligibility age for public education. I describe how ECE programs can be…
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…
Lyskawa Julia, Kirby Gretchen, Caronongan Pia, Kelly Annalee, Burwick Andrew, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ) project, funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, recruited and collected data…
Sandstrom Heather, Isaacs Julia B., August, 2020
Other
As states and territories make decisions about child care policies, they may find it useful to collect data from child care providers. Existing administrative records, such as child care licensing data or workforce registries, offer answers to many…
do Vale Marjorie Rafaela Lima, Farmer Anna P., Ball Geoff D. C., Gokiert Rebecca, Maximova Katerina, Thorlakson Jessica, May 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

Purpose: To explore the selection, use, and reporting of theories, models, and frameworks (TMFs) in implementation studies that promoted healthy eating in center-based childcare. Data Source: We searched 11 databases for articles published…

Lester Ashlee M., Chow Jason C., Melton Theresa N., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Afterschool programs are designed to promote academic achievement and youth development as well as mitigate risk for students who attend. Systematic reviews have reported that afterschool programs are associated with increased academic proficiency,…
Foundation for Child Development, 2020
Other
This volume is intended to initiate a conversation among applied researchers who wish to use their methodological skills to help policymakers and practitioners design questions and get answers that can enhance the quality of life for all young…
Foundation for Child Development, 2020
Other
This resource provides 12 chapter summaries based on the full publication, Getting it Right: Using Implementation Research to Improve Outcomes in Early Care and Education (Foundation for Child Development, 2020).
Datta A. Rupa, Ugarte Gabriel, Resnick Dean M., 2020
Reports & Papers

For most data quality assessments, we wish to determine the suitability of the data for a particular substantive analysis. In this study, we had three objectives for data quality assessment: 1) What can we learn about bias or other error in the…

Crawford April, Varghese Cheryl, Monsegue-Bailey Pauline, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed

The current paper discusses the implementation and scaling of an early education program (Texas School Ready; TSR). Implementation and scaling of the TSR program were initially met with challenges such as participant/site recruitment, participant…

Rohacek Monica, Coffey Amelia, Isaacs Julia B., Stevens Kathryn, July, 2019
Bibliographies
This resource guide contains a list of selected publications and other tools to support states, territories, and tribes seeking to build research and evaluation capacity. A previous edition of this resource guide, released in June 2018, can be found…
Coffey Amelia, Isaacs Julia B., January, 2019
Literature Review

In this brief, we aim to support CCDF lead agencies and researchers by summarizing methods used in previous research and evaluation projects. We review 19 recent studies that examine efforts to improve the skills and professional development of…

Ding Peng, Feller Avi, Miratrix Luke W., 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Understanding and characterizing treatment effect variation in randomized experiments has become essential for going beyond the "black box" of the average treatment effect. Nonetheless, traditional statistical approaches often ignore or assume away…
Tout Kathryn, Friese Sarah, Starr Rebecca, Hirilall Ashley, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
This brief describes five metrics that can be used individually or in combination to support QRIS operations. The metrics cover QRIS eligibility, participation, ratings, density, and children served. Each metric can be calculated across a state or…
Rohacek Monica, Coffey Amelia, Stevens Kathryn, June, 2018
Bibliographies
This resource guide contains a list of selected publications and other tools to support states, territories, and tribes seeking to build research and evaluation capacity. For agencies that are new to evaluation or have limited research resources,…