This project conducted policy-relevant research on early care and education. It was a three-year, state-child care research partnership between Maryland and Minnesota, Child Trends, and the University of Minnesota.
We conducted three related studies:
- Examining longitudinal patterns of parental decision-making about child care;
- Determining the extent to which certain aspects of quality (family-sensitive caregiving, developmentally appropriate instructional practices, and supports for socioemotional development) were a factor in parental decision-making; and
- Examining the stability and continuity of care over time.
- Project Overview: Early Care and Education Choices, Quality and Continuity for Low-Income Families: A Maryland-Minnesota Research Partnership (PDF)
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