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In June 2010, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care, in partnership with the...

This literature review, conducted by Mathematica Policy Research as part of the Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, assesses the current knowledge base for early care and education (ECE) partnerships, highlights promising models or components of models for these partnerships, and identifies gaps in the research. The review draws from 78 studies of ECE partnerships, including partnerships between Head Start and Early Head Start...

On May 6, 2014, Mathematica Policy Research held a technical work group meeting of experts to provide input on materials developed as part of the Study of Early Head Start (EHS)-Child Care Partnerships, funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families. Materials presented at the meeting included (1) preliminary findings from the literature review and (2) a theory of change model. The literature review examines studies on partnerships...

This report, developed as part of the Study of Early Head Start (EHS)-Child Care Partnerships, provides a roadmap for measuring all aspects of the EHS and child care partnerships included in the theory of change, which was informed and developed as part of an initial literature review. For each element in the theory of change model, the report describes the constructs, data elements, data collection methods, and recommended measures. It also discusses the types of questions that can be...

States and the federal government have invested in early care and education programs with an explicit goal of improving…

The goal of this research brief is to explore areas for refining, extending, and developing measures of quality for…

Fifty-seven percent of children under age six who are in non-parental care are cared for in a home, whether that of a…

This Brief discusses key characteristics that differentiate measures of quality, and the extent to which measures that…

Quality measurement in early care and education programs now plays a central role in early childhood policy and…

Classroom observation measures that were originally developed and refined for early childhood research purposes are…