Joanne Roberts Projects

  • Boston Public Schools Early Childhood Studies

    2006 - 2014

    Assessing Preschool and Kindergarten Programs The Work, Families & Children team has conducted a series of studies for the Boston Public Schools (BPS), including the BPS K1 and K2 Programs Needs Assessment, and a 2007-08 follow-up study.

  • Boston Quality Inventory

    2007 - 2013

    This project provided a comprehensive picture of the quality of Boston's Early Care and Education programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, in both centers and family child care homes.

  • Child Care Voucher Project

    2004 - 2005

    WCW researchers participated in a study, led by Dr. Valora Washington and under the auspices of the Bessie Tartt Wilson Children’s Foundation, to evaluate the child care voucher system in Massachusetts.

  • Influence of Early Care and Education on Children's Outcomes and Family Functioning: An Ecological Model

    2004 - 2006

    This study examines the varying quality of child care in Massachusetts and across the nation, and its effect on children's performance and family functioning.

  • Maine Cost and Quality Study

    2001 - 2002

    This study sought to examine full-day, year round child care for preschool-age children in Maine to better illuminate links between the quality and the costs of early child care in Maine.

  • Massachusetts Cost and Quality Study

    2000 - 2004

    The goal of the Massachusetts Cost and Quality Study was to examine full-day, year-round, community-based center care for preschool-age children (2.9 years to 5 years) and for infants and toddlers, pre-k classrooms in the public schools and family child care programs.

  • Massachusetts Early Care and Education and School Readiness Study

    2004 - 2009

    Researchers focused on aspects of school readiness, including social and language development, along with other data such as hours in care, so as to better understand the ways in which a child's growth is influenced by situational factors.

  • Ready Educators Quality Improvement Pilot

    2013 - 2016

    This pilot project aimed to improve quality in early childhood education and care.

  • State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care Needs Assessment

    2011 - 2012

    The purpose of this project is to inform the Massachusetts board of Early Education and Care (EEC) of the resources that will best serve families and communities in supporting the holistic development of children, youth, and families.

  • The Massachusetts Child Care Subsidy Study

    2007 - 2012

    The primary purpose of the study was to provide a picture of child care usage among Massachusetts low-income families.

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