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The Source of Child Care Center Preschool Learning and Program Standards: Implications for Potential Early Learning Challenge Fund Grantees


May 1, 2010
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This article shares the results of a statewide survey of 391 child care center directors focusing on their preschool program standards.

The Source of Child Care Center Preschool Learning and Program Standards: Implications for Potential Early Learning Challenge Fund Grantees

by Debra J. Ackerman and Rachel Sansanelli (May 2010)

Summary

This paper by NIEER Associate Research Director Debra Ackerman and NIEER Research Project Coordinator Rachel Sansanelli informs potential Early Learning Challenge Fund (ELCF) grantees as to strategies they might want to consider in regard to program standards. The authors report the results of a New Jersey survey of child care center directors and suggest that potential ELCF grantees might be better positioned to help child care centers incorporate stricter program and learning standards if they design varying levels of training and technical assistance based on the variety of child care quality “starting points.” This article appeared in the online journal Early Childhood Research & Practice, Volume 12, Number 1.

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