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Rojas Joanne, Nash John, Rous Beth, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Design thinking techniques, including empathetic interviews, provide a promising new methodology for enhancing the quality of childcare services. This human-centred approach seeks to address complex problems with a deliberate, thoughtful solution-…
Herbst Chris M., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by U.S. states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Hallam Rena A., Hooper Alison, Bargreen Kaitlin, Buell Martha J., Han Myae, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings. The current study is a mixed-methods investigation of family child care provider participation in voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) in 2 states. Study 1 is an analysis of matched QRIS and child care licensing…
Herbst Chris M., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Schulman Karen, Matthews Hannah, Blank Helen, Ewen Danielle, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of child care center directors' views of child care quality rating and improvement systems and their components, based on interviews with 48 directors from 9 states and a roundtable forum with 15 of the 48 directors
Smith Sheila, Robbins Taylor, Schneider William, Kreader J. Lee, Ong Christine, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the features of on-site technical assistance and coaching provided by state child care quality rating and improvement system technical assistance providers, based on interviews with 34 technical assistance providers in 17 states
Moodie Shannon, Isner Tabitha K., Rothenberg Laura, Soli Margaret, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of child care providers' motivations, perceptions, and challenges related to participation in STARS for KIDS NOW, Kentucky's child care quality rating and improvement system, based on interviews with 62 participating providers and 58 STARS…
Daily Sarah, Moodie Shannon, Isner Tabitha K., Rothenberg Laura, Soli Margaret, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of patterns of technical assistance services for child care providers participating in STARS for KIDS NOW, Kentucky's child care quality rating and improvement system, based on interviews with 62 participating providers, 13 professional…
Daily Sarah, Moodie Shannon, Isner Tabitha K., Rothenberg Laura, Soli Margaret, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of both child care and technical assistance providers' perceptions of coordination and collaboration within the technical assistance system for STARS for KIDS NOW, Kentucky's child care quality rating and improvement system, based on…
Isner Tabitha K., Soli Margaret, Rothenberg Laura, Moodie Shannon, Tout Kathryn, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A discussion of child care quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) models with alternative rating structures to STARS for KIDS NOW, Kentucky's QRIS, and an estimation and comparison of provider quality ratings under STARS for KIDS NOW and the…
Tout Kathryn, Starr Rebecca, Soli Margaret, Moodie Shannon, Kirby Gretchen, Boller Kimberly, April, 2010
Reports & Papers
A compendium of information on quality rating systems of child care and early education programs, including a proposal of an analytic framework for the assessment and evaluation of quality rating systems and profiles of such systems in 26 states
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, August 2009
Reports & Papers
An analysis of the conformity of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) in 19 states with the standards of quality for child care as set by the Department of Defense