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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…
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…
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…

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…
Chen Wei-Bing, Ferguson Kate, Spiker Donna, October, 2013
Reports & Papers
This is the first annual report on the evaluation of two of Minnesota's access strategies, Early Learning Scholarships (RTT-ELC Scholarships) and Title I PreK Incentives that are part of Minnesota's Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC…
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…

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…
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
Bryant Donna M., Wesley Patricia W., Burchinal Margaret, Sideris John, Taylor Karen, Fenson Carla, Iruka Iheoma U., September, 2009
Reports & Papers
An examination of the efficacy of an individualized, assessment-based, on-site consultation model of professional development for the quality improvement of early childhood programs, based on 108 child care classrooms and 263 family child care homes…
Chase Richard A., Arnold Joanne, Schauben Laura, 2006
Reports & Papers
An evaluation report of First Steps, a program designed to improve the quality of all child care settings in Minnesota for children under five, including the children's own homes, licensed family child care homes, and center based programs
Porter Toni, Habeeb Sulaifa, Mabon Sally, Robertson Anne, Kreader J. Lee, Collins Ann, 2002
Reports & Papers
A catalog, directory, and report on the evaluations of 104 local and state child care quality improvement initiatives funded through the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)
Martinez Katherine Plog, Bednar Kiley, Pittman Karen, Borah Poonam, n.d.
Reports & Papers
The SEL Demonstration Initiative study was designed to support sites in building their capacity to deliver high quality SEL practices while simultaneously supporting the four networks to intentionally implement an SEL aligned continuous quality…