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Maryland Cooperative Agreement: The Effect of Subsidy Programs on School Readiness

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, event/transaction data, observational data
Creator
  • Grafwallner, Rolf
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2012-09-13
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
accreditation (institutions); child development; educational vouchers; licensing; preschool children; school readiness
Description
  • Abstract

    This project allowed the Maryland State Department of Education to accomplish two objectives:Enhance, merge and expand existing databases on early childhood education and care.; Use those databases to understand the effects of the child care subsidy program on children's school readiness at kindergarten entry in Maryland.; The first part of the project involved integrating existing state databases, including those of the child care subsidy program, licensing and credentialing programs, and the Maryland Model for School Readiness kindergarten assessment data as outcome measures. It also included negotiating to gain access to relevant additional databases, including those of the Resource and Referral agencies, Head Start organizations, public pre-K, etc. This was done under the advisement of a Research Advisory Group, composed of state staff, university and research partners, out-of-state advisors, and representatives of local provider groups. In the second part of the project, as a result of the increased capability to study the connections between child care subsidies, licensing compliance, credentialing and accreditation, and school readiness, analysis of the merged data addressed such questions as:How are parents of four year old children using child care subsidies?; Is there a significant association between child care subsidies and children's school readiness upon entering kindergarten?; What is the availability of child care providers accepting subsidies in the state of Maryland?; What are the associations between child care subsidies, type of child care arrangement used, and children's kindergarten readiness scores?;
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to merge existing data from a variety of sources, including the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University, and kindergarten readiness data using the Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR). The combined data was used to examine the associations between child care subsidies and the availability of care, parental use of high-quality care, and children's school readiness.
  • Methods

    The study data files contain subsidy and provider data from the state of Maryland, June 2007 through September 2010 and subsequent year kindergarten readiness data for school years 2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2010-2011. The data collection is a customized merge of existing series, including:Child Care Subsidy data collected since May 2007 in the Child Care Administration Tracking System (CCATS) of the Maryland State Department of Education's (MSDE) Office of Child Care.; Kindergarten readiness data collected since the 2001-2002 school year and held by MSDE; Additional supporting data on all licensed providers in the state of Maryland, with associated compliance, workforce, accreditation, and other quality measures.;
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Presence of Common Scales: The Maryland Model for School Readiness was a customized adaptation of the Work Sampling System TM, and is described on the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Web site.Other programs and measures used are particular to the State of Maryland.
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Year 1 Voucher Data
    • DS2: Year 1 Voucher Longitudinal Data
    • DS3: Year 2 Voucher Data
    • DS4: Year 2 Voucher Longitudinal Data
    • DS5: Year 3 Voucher Data
    • DS6: Year 3 Voucher Longitudinal Data
    • DS7: Year 1 Provider Data
    • DS8: Year 2 Provider Data
    • DS9: Year 3 Provider Data
    • DS10: MMSR Data [2008, 2009, 2010]
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2007-06-25--2010-12-05
  • 2007-06-25 / 2010-12-05
  • Collection date: 2008-01--2010-03
  • 2008-01 / 2010-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Maryland
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The universe includes all children enrolled in the Child Care Subsidy Program in Maryland in the year before they enter kindergarten, all children entering kindergarten in the subsequent year, and all licensed care providers in the state of Maryland. Smallest Geographic Unit: county
Sampling
The sample includes all administrative records available within the following parameters: All 4 year old children enrolled in the Child Care Subsidy program in Maryland in the year before Kindergarten entry for the years 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, including their service history by week. Source is administrative data.; All children entering kindergarten in the year following the above, with their kindergarten readiness scores and demographic characteristics.; Additional supporting data on all licensed providers in the state of Maryland, with associated compliance, workforce, accreditation, and other quality measures. Source is kindergarten teacher assessments according to the Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR).;
Collection Mode
  • coded on-site observation
  • face-to-face interview
  • telephone interview
Note
2017-06-08 Variable search utility is now available for all datasets included in this collection.2017-05-17 The collection has been updated to include question text for the Voucher Data, Provider Data, and MMSR Data datasets. Voucher Longitudinal datasets have not been updated. Funding institution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (RCA 90YE0107/01, /02 and /03).
Availability
Delivery
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 32621 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR32621.v2
Publications
  • Forry, Nicole D., Daneri, M.P., Davis, Elizabeth E., Krafft, Caroline, Welti, Kate. Subsidy continuity in Maryland. Publication No. 2012-43.Washington, DC: Child Trends. 2012.
    • ID: https://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Child_Trends-2012_12_01_FR_SubsidyMD.pdf (URL)
  • Grafwallner, Rolf. Maryland Cooperative Agreement to Merge Data Files to Research the Effect of Subsidy Programs on School Readiness. Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects. 2008.

Update Metadata: 2019-09-04 | Issue Number: 11 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Grafwallner, Rolf (2012): Maryland Cooperative Agreement: The Effect of Subsidy Programs on School Readiness. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR32621.v1