All Projects - Allison C. De Marco

  • Be Active Kids designed and evaluated an evidence-based program of developmentally appropriate physical activities to be used in North Carolina child care centers targeting children zero to five years of age. The program was formatted in a way that is easy for educators to use.
    03/01/2011 - 02/28/2013
  • The purpose of this project was to understand how low-income rural families use child care subsidies, the quality of care they receive, and how subsidy use is related to child outcomes and parental work conditions.
    09/30/2009 - 02/27/2012
  • This consultation project assisted Wake County Smart Start (WCSS) and Wake County Human Services (WCHS) in gathering and analyzing information to determine the strengths and needs of the current child care subsidy system and to facilitate the development of strategic recommendations.
    11/01/2010 - 06/30/2011
  • This study examined how the economic downturn impacted parents' work characteristics in the rural South and how those conditions are related to economic strain, food insecurity, and public assistance program participation and what supports may buffer these experiences.
    06/01/2011 - 12/31/2012
  • This project will evaluate the North Carolina Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) project.
    11/20/2013 - 12/31/2015
  • This project is a collaboration between FPG and Urban Institute to evaluate Head Start’s Designation Renewal System (DRS) and examine its role in improving quality in Head Start and Early Head Start. We will examine the sensitivity of the DRS in differentiating lower performing programs from higher performing programs and determine whether the DRS might affect program quality through re-competition.
    09/30/2012 - 09/15/2016
  • The purpose of this project was to provide consultation to Wake County Smart Start to develop a plan for a county-wide service integration of home-based services for young children and their families.
    03/01/2012 - 10/31/2012