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Winterbottom Christian, Piasta Shayne B., January-March 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Accreditation is a widely accepted indicator of quality in early education and includes many of the components cited in broad conceptualizations of quality. The purpose of this study was to examine whether kindergarten readiness rates differed…
Winterbottom Christian, Jones Ithel, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article reports on the first Florida statewide assessment of the Gold Seal Quality Care program, accreditation, and the relationship with licensing violations. This study analyzed the differences between the Department of Children and Families…
Kalifeh Phyllis, Clements Melissa A., Esposito Beverly, 2013
Reports & Papers
A comparison of observed quality in participating and nonparticipating child care programs in Gold Seal Quality Care, a quality improvement system in Florida for accredited programs, and an examination of variations in observed quality by Gold Seal…