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Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality measures: Updated user's manual


The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) project, sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start (OHS) and Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), was a four-year effort to develop measures of the quality of family and provider/teacher relationships in early care and education (ECE) settings for children from birth through age five. The measures were developed by Westat and Child Trends with additional support from a group of experts who provided guidance and advice. The FPTRQ project created five measures of parent and provider/teacher relationships, including: 1) the director measure; 2) the provider/teacher measure; 3) the parent measure; 4) the family services staff measure; and 5) the family services staff parent measure. The FPTRQ measures integrate features from three perspectives of family-provider/teacher relationships in ECE: family support/ family-centered care; parent involvement/family involvement/family engagement, and family-sensitive caregiving (see Table 1-1). The measures incorporate the features that are consistent across these three perspectives as well as those that are unique to each of these perspectives. The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: Updated User's Manual1 introduces these measures, describes how they were developed, and provides in-depth information on how to use them. (author abstract)

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