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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,…
Davis Elizabeth E., Lee Won Fy, Sojourner Aaron J., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study proposes new family-centered measures of access to early care and education (ECE) services with respect to quantity, cost, and quality and uses them to assess disparities in access across locations and socio-demographic groups in…
Chase Richard A., Valorose Jennifer, July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Invest Early is a comprehensive early childhood collaborative of four school districts in Itasca County, Minnesota, that serves young children and their families with risk factors that may impede school success. Wilder Research, in conjunction with…
Davis Elizabeth E., Lee Won Fy, Sojourner Aaron J., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
This study proposes new family-centered measures of access to early care and education (ECE) services with respect to quantity, cost, and quality and uses them to assess disparities in access across locations and socio-demographic groups in…
Whitebook Marcy, Schlieber Marisa, Hankey Aline, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Reports & Papers
The following report presents the findings from the 2018 Minnesota SEQUAL study and includes the perspectives of teaching staff across licensed child care centers throughout the state, including centers participating and those not participating in…
Krafft Caroline, Davis Elizabeth E., Tout Kathryn, Q2 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Each month, the child care subsidy program helps nearly a million low-income families pay for child care. The financial support of a child care subsidy might be expected to increase stability and quality of care, which are characteristics of care…
Chase Richard A., Valorose Jennifer, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Invest Early is a comprehensive early childhood collaborative of four school districts in Itasca County, Minnesota, that serves young children and their families with risk factors that may impede school success. Wilder Research, in conjunction with…
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…
Chase Richard A., Valorose Jennifer, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Invest Early is a comprehensive early childhood collaborative of four school districts in Itasca County, Minnesota, that serves young children and their families with risk factors that may impede school success. Wilder Research, in conjunction with…
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,…
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…
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…
Chase Richard A., Valorose Jennifer, May, 2015
Reports & Papers
Invest Early is a comprehensive early childhood collaborative of four school districts in Itasca County, Minnesota, that serves young children and their families with risk factors that may impede school success. Wilder Research, in conjunction with…