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Cleveland Jennifer, Li Weilin, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Tout Kathryn, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware is Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System for early care and education programs. After a gradual expansion that began in 2012, Parent Aware recently completed its first full year as a statewide initiative to support quality…
Cleveland Jennifer, Bultinck Erin, Tout Kathryn, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware is Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Parent Aware is a voluntary QRIS intended to engage, rate, market and support quality improvement in early care and education (ECE) programs. It became available to ECE…
Child Trends, March, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief summarizes findings from a survey of early care and education providers about their perceptions of Parent Aware, Minnesota's quality rating and improvement system.
Tout Kathryn, Cleveland Jennifer, Li Weilin, Starr Rebecca, Soli Margaret, Bultinck Erin, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware is Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early care and education (ECE) programs. The purpose of the Parent Aware Initial Validation Study is to examine the extent to which the rating process and the four star…
Tout Kathryn, Cleveland Jennifer, Li Weilin, Starr Rebecca, Soli Margaret, Bultinck Erin, February, 2016
Executive Summary
Parent Aware is Minnesota's voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early care and education (ECE) programs. In 2015, Parent Aware became available statewide after a gradual rollout that began in 2012 with the support of Minnesota…
Cleveland Jennifer, Starr Rebecca, Friese Sarah, Sosinsky Laura Stout, Li Weilin, Beckett Alea, Tout Kathryn, April, 2015
Reports & Papers
The Parent Aware evaluation supports Parent Aware operations by conducting independent research to inform decisions about system design and revisions, monitor successes and challenges and provide details about implementation and outcomes to…
Child Trends, September, 2014
Reports & Papers

Parent Aware, Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), is in its third year of statewide expansion after being implemented as a pilot from 2007 through 2011. An essential component of a voluntary QRIS like Parent Aware is…

Child Trends, September, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes findings from a survey of early care and education providers about their perceptions of Parent Aware, Minnesota's quality rating and improvement system.

Tout Kathryn, Cleveland Jennifer, Friese Sarah, Sosinsky Laura Stout, Soli Margaret, Hirilall Ashley, April, 2014
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware, Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early care and education programs, completed its second year of a four-year statewide expansion at the end of 2013. The purpose of Parent Aware is to promote children's…
Child Trends, May, 2013
Reports & Papers

Parent Aware, Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), is in its second year of statewide expansion after being implemented as a pilot from 2007 through 2011. An essential component of a voluntary QRIS like Parent Aware is…

Child Trends, April, 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes findings from a survey of early care and education providers about their perceptions of Parent Aware, Minnesota's quality rating and improvement system

Tout Kathryn, Starr Rebecca, Cleveland Jennifer, Friese Sarah, Soli Margaret, Albertson-Junkans Ladia, December, 2012
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware is Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early care and education. It existed as a pilot program from 2007 - 2011 and entered a statewide expansion phase in January, 2012. The purpose of Parent Aware is to promote…
Isner Tabitha K., Albertson-Junkans Ladia, Quinn Katie, Soli Margaret, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of Parent Aware Getting Ready Project, a program to assist child care providers in preparing for entry into the Minnesota Parent Aware quality rating and improvement system, that examines child care provider characteristics, services…