The Impact of Head Start Partnership on Child Care Quality (Final Report)

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This report presents findings from a study that examined whether child care providers in partnership with Head Start demonstrate quality improvements compared with similar child care providers that are not partnering with Head Start. The authors report that: partnership predicts improved classroom quality; partnership duration predicts observed quality; and partnership predicts some improvements in school readiness outcomes. The study was conducted in Ohio, because lessons learned from this state are more likely to be transferrable to other states; the child care licensing standards and demographic characteristics are similar to those of states across the nation. (Read the report on the first phase of the study.)



Diane Schilder, Meghan Broadstone, Ben Chauncey, Ellen Kiron, Candy Miller, Youngok Lim

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88 pp.
Child Care Quality Study