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Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, September 2021
Bibliographies

There is research that examines the relationship between staff retention and staff compensation in the field of early care and education (ECE). This bibliography lists works of research that either identify such a relationship or report on…

Douglass Anne L., Halle Tamara, Tout Kathryn, December, 2019
Other
This issue brief presents the theory of change developed for the Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Social and Emotional Learning (BSC-SEL) that was designed and implemented as part of the CCL Project. A theory of change is a powerful tool that…
Halle Tamara, Partika Anne, Nagle Kerensa, August, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief provides an overview of definitions of readiness, noting distinctions between individual readiness, organizational readiness, and system readiness. We also share examples of how ECE researchers are currently attempting to capture the…
Hallam Rena A., Hooper Alison, Buell Martha J., Ziegler Melissa, Han Myae, Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As states develop and revise Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), more research attention is needed on the implementation of quality improvement strategies that effectively support family childcare programs. The aims of the current study…
Ferguson Daniel, September, 2018
Bibliographies
A quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) is a method used by states and local jurisdictions to assess the level of quality of child care and early education programs, improve quality, and convey quality ratings to parents and other consumers.…
Daily Sarah, Tout Kathryn, Douglass Anne L., Miranda Brenda, Halle Tamara, Agosti Jenifer, Partika Anne, Doyle Stephanie, January, 2018
Literature Review
This literature review will summarize the empirical foundations for the BSC, and the outputs and outcomes of the BSC process documented in the literature. This paper first provides a grounding in improvement science literature, which can be used to…
Smith Sheila, Dong Xiaobei, Stephens Samuel A., Tout Kathryn, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
This brief reports on the results of an analysis that addressed two questions concerning a large set of QRIS studies conducted between 2006 and 2016: 1. How are two types of professional development activities, group training for early childhood…
Tonyan Holli A., Nuttall J. G. (Jocelyn Grace), Torres Jeannette, Bridgewater Jessie, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This article reports on family child care providers' views about their engagement with professional development programs, including providers who were and were not participating in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems in Los…
Polojac Sue, Dorn Chad, 2017
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is developing an action plan on how best to build capacity to use data, research, and evaluation to inform decision-making. Towards that end, this project takes an inventory of…
Mathias Debi, Perkins Kelley J., Isik-Ercan Zeynep, 12 December, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar discusses implementation science and how it can guide quality improvement initiatives and inform technical assistance. Presenters explore the role of implementation teams, data and feedback loops, and infrastructure as core elements…
Mathias Debi, Perkins Kelley J., Isik-Ercan Zeynep, 12 December, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses implementation science and how it can guide quality improvement initiatives and inform technical assistance. Presenters explore the role of implementation teams, data and feedback…
Caronongan Pia, Kirby Gretchen, Boller Kimberly, Modlin Emily L., Lyskawa Julia, April, 2016
Literature Review
This report summarizes the findings of a literature review conducted as part of the Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality ECE (ECE-ICHQ) project funded by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation within the Administration for…
Caronongan Pia, Kirby Gretchen, Boller Kimberly, Modlin Emily L., Lyskawa Julia, April, 2016
Executive Summary
Measures of implementation and cost of ECE are needed for use and testing together with measures of quality to shed light on what it takes--in terms of activities, capacities, and money--to achieve high quality within a center. Implementation…
Tout Kathryn, Halle Tamara, Douglass Anne L., 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A challenge for current quality improvement efforts in early care and education (ECE) is to produce sustained changes in practices that support positive outcomes for children and families. The field is seeking innovative models that can be tailored…