• Rural Child Care in Missouri: How to Improve it 

    Malley, Lynn; Thornburg, Kathy R.; Myers, Becky (Center for Family Policy & Research, 2005)
    During 1997 and 1998, a large study called Project REACH (Rural EArly CHildhood Professional Development Initiative), was conducted in a series of interventions over a 16 month period in rural Missouri. The training and ...
  • Status of Infant and Toddler Programs in Missouri 

    Mayfield, Wayne A. (Wayne Andrew), 1966-; Thornburg, Kathy R.; Halgunseth, Linda C. (Linda Citlali); Scott, Jacqueline L., 1963- (Center for Family Policy & Research, 2005)
    Early childhood is a critical period for cognitive, linguistic, and social-emotional development. Research finds that children who attend high quality infant and toddler programs are better prepared to succeed in school ...