Challenges to Conducting Intensive Studies in Early Care and Education Settings

On avg., it took 5 attempts to reach anyone at a center. On avg., it took 7 total contacts to get the center to agree to participate. We needed to contact 9 to 10 centers to recruit 1 into the study

The Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ) study found that reaching a decision maker at a center and obtaining a decision on study participation took significant time and effort.