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Minnesota. Department of Human Services, 31 August, 2020
Reports & Papers
It is important to consider a range of data, including, but not limited to, market rates, to understand prices in the child care market. Cost models provide additional facts that can be used to inform rate setting. To better understand the true cost…
Bailey Ann E., Reese Meredith H. T., January, 2020
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of the ITSN providers who received coaching and the ITSN coaches themselves. The data collected are intended to inform the development and the implementation of…
Bailey Ann E., Reese Meredith H. T., January, 2020
Executive Summary
The ITSN evaluation includes data collection from multiple sources. In Year 3 of the evaluation, data collection focuses on both the providers receiving coaching services and on the coaches who provide those services. In Year 3, data are being…
Bailey Ann E., Reese Meredith H. T., January, 2020
Reports & Papers
The purpose of the HSCP evaluation is to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of the Health and Safety coaches and the providers who received coaching. The data are intended to inform the development and implementation of the HSCP,…
Bailey Ann E., Reese Meredith H. T., January, 2020
Executive Summary
Now in its third year of funding, the Health and Safety Coaching Project (HSCP) continues to support child care providers throughout Minnesota with improving their health and safety practices. The intent of the HSCP is to develop a high-quality…
Bailey Ann E., August, 2019
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this study survey was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of the inclusion coaches and the licensed child care providers who received ICP coaching. The data collected are intended to inform the ICP, including the…
Bailey Ann E., August, 2019
Executive Summary
The Inclusion Coaching Program (ICP) continues its long history of providing coaching to licensed child care providers throughout Minnesota, with the goal of supporting those providers in serving young children who have special needs and/or…
Carlson Julianna, Silamongkol Thanharat, Cleveland Jennifer, August, 2019
Reports & Papers
Coaching is integral to Building Quality and Parent Aware. A growing body of research indicates that this type of individualized, relationship-based professional development leads to improved instructional practices, which in turn affect child…
Carlson Julianna, Silamongkol Thanharat, Cleveland Jennifer, August, 2019
Executive Summary
Understanding more about the content, delivery, and providers' experiences of the coaching model can inform the Minnesota Department of Human Resources' decision making about Parent Aware implementation, including trainings for coaches, development…
Child Trends, August, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Child Trends researchers invited 10 programs that participated in the January 2019 Building Quality Cohort to describe their experiences with their Parent Aware Quality Coach. To reflect the distribution of programs within the Building Quality…
Bailey Ann E., July, 2019
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of the ITSN providers who received coaching and the ITSN coaches. The data collected are intended to inform the development of the ITSN, including the effectiveness of…
Bailey Ann E., July, 2019
Executive Summary
The ITSN evaluation includes data collection from multiple sources. In Year 2 of the ITSN evaluation, data collection focuses more on the providers receiving coaching services rather than on the coaches who provide those services. In Year 2, data…
Minnesota. Department of Human Services, 20 March, 2019
Reports & Papers
The 2018 Minnesota Child Care Market Rate Survey was based on data that Child Care Aware of Minnesota collected through updates to an online provider portal, paper surveys, and by phone, from July 2017 through March 2018. The analysis was prepared…
Shaw Sara H., Hilty Rowan, Lloyd Chrishana M., Nagle Kerensa, Paschall Katherine W., Warner-Richter Mallory, Moron Leanna, Tout Kathryn, January, 2019
Reports & Papers

Reflecting growing attention to the importance of staff retention, Minnesota and several other states have invested in public initiatives to enhance wages for child care professionals. This study presents findings from an evaluation of Retaining…

Hilty Rowan, Paschall Katherine W., Nagle Kerensa, Moron Leanna, Shaw Sara H., January, 2019
Other

This technical appendix accompanies the main report and provides more information about the methods and findings. It includes the processes for convening the two advisory groups to solicit feedback on the study methods and findings, for reviewing…