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Partnership Impact Research Project, 2001-2004 [United States]

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Partnership Impact Research Project, 2001-2004 [United States]
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Partnership Impact Research Project, 2001-2004 [United States]
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The Partnership Impact Research Project is a three-year study designed to assess the nature of early education partnerships among Head Start, pre-kindergarten (pre-k), child care, and early care and education programs and their influence on child care quality and access to services. The project analyzes qualitative data in an existing database that was collected by the <a href="http://www.nccic.org/quilt/">Quality in Linking Together (QUILT) Early Education Partnerships</a> initiative. The QUILT database was designed to provide training and technical assistance in the development and sustainment of partnerships to professionals across the nation, including early care and education providers and state leaders. It is divided into two sections: state-level and local provider-level information. Both sections contain narratives, factual data, and documents. Additionally, the project collected new quantitative and qualitative data from randomly selected child care and Head Start providers in Ohio to study the influence of partnerships on the quality of and access to services. The Partnership Impact Research Project explored questions about partnerships and their impact on child care and parents while attempting to determine whether state actions could influence both the development of provider-level partnerships and the processes partnerships engage in to sustain their work. Specifically, the study was designed to address the following objectives: <list type="ordered"> <itm> Conduct a qualitative analysis of data in an existing database to assess the nature of partnerships and state actions to support partnerships.</itm> <itm>Conduct a longitudinal study that uses a quasi-experimental design and involves original data collection at three points in time to learn about the impact of partnerships on child care center quality, child care classroom quality, and accessibility of services for parents.</itm> <itm>Develop detailed reports and research briefs, tailored to specific audiences such as legislators, administrators, and providers, that translate research findings into practical information that addresses questions frequently asked about child care partnerships.</itm> <itm>Disseminate research reports and briefs through established networks of policy makers and practitioners, using their organizations' Web sites and publications.</itm> </list> The six datasets associated with this data collection are summarized below: <list type="ordered"> <itm>Child Care Center Data -- contains information on a variety of aspects about a child care center from the director's point of view with many focused questions aimed at the preschool population and an overview of the child care center as a whole. This dataset provides information about the population being served, services provided, teacher ratios, teacher training and education, annual budgets, funding sources, and other major aspects of a child care center in order to achieve an understanding of quality.</itm> <itm>Child Care Center Partnership Data -- contains information about the child care partnership with the Head Start Agency that provides their services. There are five sections: funding sources, origins of the partnership, resources, nature of the partnership, and benefits/challenges. Information about how the partnership began, what the centers' role is, what services are provided, and a variety of general questions that inform others about the nature of the partnership are available in this dataset.</itm> <itm>Head Start Background Data -- contains background information about a Head Start Agency that partners with child care centers and other information related to budget, funding sources, number of children served, and Head Start program organization.</itm> <itm>Head Start Partnership Data -- a companion to the Head Start Background data, this dataset contains information about the specific partnership with each child care center the agency is involved with. There are four sections: background information, teacher training/professional development, services, and director information. Additionally, information on how the partnership began, what the agency's role is, what services are provided, and other general questions about the partnership is available.</itm> <itm>Parent Data -- contains information on parents' views of the child care center that their preschooler attends. This dataset provides information about the population being served including home/school connection, how a parent views the classroom and the care being provided by the center, and the services available to both the child and parent through the center.</itm> <itm>Teacher Data -- contains information about teachers' views of the child care center where they are employed. This dataset provides information about the population being served, services provided, teacher ratios, teacher training and education, and teacher experience in order to achieve an understanding of quality.</itm> </list>
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  • Schilder, Diane
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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Partnership Impact Research Project, 2001-2004 [United States]
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  • 2001--2004
  • 4298
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ICPSR04298.v1
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Partnership Impact Research Project, 2001-2004 [United States]
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  • 2001--2004
  • 4298
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ICPSR04298.v1
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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