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Angus Megan Hague, Thomas Jaime, Hossain Mynti, Siddiqui Nazihah, Jacobs Johnson Cleopatra, Gonzalez Daisy, Del Grosso Patricia, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This issue brief highlights learnings from a formative evaluation of a collaborative effort by a funder, a research organization, and three community partners that set out to shed light on the strengths, limitations, and needs of informal child…

Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Grant Ashley A., Jeon Lieny, Buettner Cynthia K., May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
To understand factors that might impact teacher turnover, the current study explored predictors of early childhood teachers' professional commitment, which we define as a teacher's psychological bond to their profession and work as a teacher,…
Buettner Cynthia K., Jeon Lieny, Hur Eunhye, Garcia Rachel E., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education has pronounced implications for young children's social-emotional learning. Although program structural and classroom process quality indicators have been widely explored, teachers' personal social-emotional capacity has…
Faria Ann-Marie, Greenberg Ariela, Hawkinson Laura E., Metzger Ivan, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report describes common and unique approaches that Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest Region states have adopted in developing and implementing their quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs). A QRIS is a method for assessing,…
Faria Ann-Marie, Hawkinson Laura E., Greenberg Ariela, Howard Eboni C., Brown Leah, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
In 2012 Michigan implemented Great Start to Quality, a voluntary quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) that uses a multidimensional assessment to rate the quality of early childhood education programs. Changes to the rating calculation…
Martin Karin A., October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper investigates how adults respond to sexual behavior among children in child care. Culturally, childhood sexuality is variously understood as natural curiosity, a sign of sexual abuse, or a symptom of a sex-offender in the making. Given…
Center for Early Education Evaluation at HighScope, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
The following report summarizes Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) classroom quality data collected during the 2013-2014 program year. The data was reported and scored using the preschool version of HighScope's OnlinePQA1 (Program Quality…
Ramaswamy Ravi, Gersh Anna, Sniegowski Samantha, McGovern Gina, Smith Charles, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
In 2013, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), the field leader in summer learning, and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality (Weikart Center), the field leader in quality improvement system-building, collaborated to raise…
Center for Early Education Evaluation at HighScope, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
The following report summarizes Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) classroom quality data collected during the 2012-2013 program year. The data was reported and scored using the preschool version of HighScope's OnlinePQA (Program Quality…
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, January, 2013
Reports & Papers
The following report summarizes Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) classroom quality data collected during the 2011 - 2012 program year. This data, for the first time, was reported and scored using HighScope's OnlinePQA system. The scores on Form…
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, September, 2011
Reports & Papers
Findings from an examination of the quality of preschool classrooms and the characteristics of teaching staff in the Great Start Readiness Program, Michigan's publicly-funded preschool program for at risk 4-year-olds, based on data for 1,127…
Ryan Rebecca M., Johnson Anna D., Rigby Elizabeth, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Q3 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In 2008, the federal government allotted $7 billion in child care subsidies to low-income families through the state-administered Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF),now the government's largest child care program (US DHHS, 2008). Although…
Wu Heng-Chieh Jamie, Van Egeren Laurie A., Q4 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation into the influence of perceived program quality on families' decisions to enroll children in after school programs, and an exploration of the association between families' race and their enrollment decisions after controlling for…
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, September, 2010
Reports & Papers
Findings from an assessment of the quality of preschool classrooms in the Great Start Readiness Program, Michigan's publicly-funded preschool program for at-risk 4-year-olds, based on data from 1,436 classrooms