Janet Marsh, 864-656-0229
Clemson faculty members have been involved in the effort to transform South Carolina’s early care and education system. In particular, faculty member, Janet Marsh has been an integral part of this effort. As a result of a collective concern in the state, the South Carolina Task Force on Quality Early Care and Education was formed in January 2002. With an impressive list of participants, including state agencies (Department of Social Services; Department of Education), and under the guidance of two of the nation’s leading experts, Richard N. Brandon and Sharon Lynn Kagan, the Financing Early Care and Education for America’s Children study was conducted in South Carolina to assess the cost and impact of improving early care and education, as well as recommending a comprehensive approach to do so. The Task Force in turn released their report, A Bright Economic Future for Our Children and Our State, in spring 2004. The report presented specific recommendations for improved quality and financing. Since the release of the report, Dr. Marsh has worked with others to implement many of the recommendations.
Child Care & Early Education Reports: SC Household Survey (PDF)
South Carolina Child Care Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan
South Carolina Child Care: Survey of the Workforce 2000 - Overview
South Carolina Child Care: Survey of the Workforce 2000 - Full Report
Condrasky, M., & Marsh, J. (2005). Food stamps and dietary intake of low-income women in the rural south in the time of welfare reform. Top Clinical Nutrition, 20, 366-374.
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