• Children's Early Learning: What the state of Missouri can do 

    Mayfield, Wayne A. (Wayne Andrew), 1966-; Thornburg, Kathy R.; Scott, Jacqueline L., 1963- (Center for Family Policy & Research, 2002)
    Findings from the Midwest Child Care Research Consortium indicate early childhood education settings are of low quality in three areas that are key to early learning: Learning Activities, Language and Reasoning and Social ...
  • Quality Rating Systems: Major Findings from Four States 

    Mumford, Judith A. (Judith Ann), 1944-; Thornburg, Kathy R. (Center for Family Policy & Research, 2006-05)
    A total of 24 focus groups/interviews, including 128 center and home-based directors, teachers, and parents, were conducted as part of the Midwest Child Care Research Consortium (IA, KS, MO, NE). Included are the 21 themes ...
  • 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 ...
  • The State of Early Childhood Programs: 2009 

    Thornburg, Kathy R.; Scott, Jacqueline L., 1963-; Stout, Hailey (Center for Family Policy & Research, 2009)
    Enriching experiences in the context of high quality early childhood programs give young children an enhanced chance at success in school. Poor children, who are particularly at risk for academic failure, can benefit greatly ...