In this issue: March 6, 2018
- New from Research Connections
- Recent Highlights from Our Research and Policy Library
- Tip of the Week
- Webinar of the Week
- Opportunities in the Field
Data from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database, 2016 are now available on Research Connections. The CCDF Policies Database is a comprehensive, up-to-date database of inter-related sources of CCDF policy information that supports the needs of a variety of audiences, including researchers and other analysts, policymakers, and CCDF administrators. The CCDF provides federal money to States and Territories to assist low-income families receiving or in transition from temporary public assistance, to obtain quality child care so they can work, attend training, or receive education.
The data released in the CCDF Policies Database capture:
- the details of policies used to determine eligibility for subsidies
- payment amounts
- application procedures
- the maximum provider reimbursement amounts
- administrative procedures
You can also explore the data using a new CCDF Policies Database website and data tool.
Research Connections regularly reviews the latest acquisitions and identifies reports and journal articles of high policy relevance. Link to the Recent Highlights from Our Research and Policy Libary section from the home page for the latest noteworthy additions:
- What were the characteristics and developmental outcomes of children and families participating in Head Start in 2014?
- Explore data and additional publications from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014 (FACES 2014)
- How has federally-funded child care and early education research evolved in the past 20 years?
Quality Indicators and Child Outcomes
- What explains associations between existing early care and education quality measures and children’s outcomes?
- How well do scores on the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) and its earlier form (ECERS) predict child outcomes?
- Are there threshold scores on the ECERS-R associated with positive child outcomes?
- How do group size and child-adult ratios in early childhood classrooms relate to child outcomes?
Interventions to Build Preschool Children’s Social-Emotional Skills
- What were the impacts of the Second Step Early Learning curriculum on children’s executive functioning and social-emotional skills?
- How did the BEST in CLASS intervention affect children’s problem behaviors and teacher-child interactions?
SOURCE: Child Care and Early Education. “Research Connections News & Resources.” March 6, 2018.
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