~ Early Childhood Education
Jodi has long been interested in early childhood education because of its importance to families and society, and because it reflects the consequences of piece-meal adoption and implementation of public policy. Public engagement in this topic developed over the last 45 years and created competing and sometimes contradictory policy investments. Her work in this area tries to make this visible and provide some practical tools for intervention in systems change.
Early Childhood Education, Curated Case, 2012; Revised as e-Study, 2014
Sandfort, Jodi, 2010. “Nonprofits within Policy Fields” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Summer. 29(3), 637-644.
Sandfort, Jodi R., Sally Coleman Selden, and Jessica Sowa. 2008. “Do the Tools Used by Government Influence Organizational Performance? An Examination of Early Childhood Education Policy Implementation,” American Review of Public Administration. December, 38:4, 412-43.
Selden, Sally Coleman, Jessica Sowa, and Jodi Sandfort. 2006. “The Impact of Nonprofit Collaboration in Early Care and Education on Management and Program Outcomes,” Public Administration Review, 66:3, 412-425.
Adams, Gina, Kathleen Snyder and Jodi Sandfort. 2002. Getting and Retaining Child Care Assistance: How Policies and Practices Influence Families’ Experiences. Assessing New Federalism project (Occasional Paper Number 55) at the Urban Institute, Washington DC, March.
Adams, Gina, Kathleen Snyder and Jodi Sandfort. 2002. “Navigating the Child Care Subsidy System: Policies and Practices that Affect Access and Retention.” Policy Brief.
Urban Institute, Washington DC, March.
Sandfort, Jodi R. and Sally Coleman Selden. 2001. “Blurring Boundaries in Early Childhood Education: Local Collaborations between Head Start, Preschool and Child Care Programs.” Policy and Practice (journal of the American Public Human Services Association), March.
Sandfort, Jodi. 2001. “The Changing Role of Public Policy in Supporting Early Childhood Collaboration,” and “The Context of Early Childhood Collaboration: A Comparison of New York and Virginia,” Technical White Papers. Investigating Partnerships in Early Childhood Education (I-PIECE) study.
Adams, Gina C. and Jodi R. Sandfort. 1994. First Steps, Promising Futures: State Prekindergarten Initiatives in the Early 1990s. Washington, DC: Children’s Defense Fund.
Adams, Gina C. and Jodi R. Sandfort. 1992. State Investments in Child Care and Early Childhood Education. Washington, DC: Children’s Defense Fund.