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Warner-Richter Mallory, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Daily Sarah, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
This study was guided by the following two primary research questions: 1. What were participants', mentors', and key stakeholders' perceptions of the Vermont STARS quality framework and quality improvement supports? 2. To what extent did the design…
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…
Tout Kathryn, Starr Rebecca, Wenner Jennifer, Hilty Rowan, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Investments in the development or revision of state and local Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) for early care and education have increased in recent years, due in part to the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants…
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…
Build Initiative, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
A total of 35 states and territories responded to a BUILD survey in Fall 2014 related to the alignment of QRIS and CCR&R services in their state. The survey was primarily responded to by QRIS administrators and staff. (author abstract)
Schilder Diane, Carolan Megan E., November, 2013
Reports & Papers
A comparison of state policies in 2006 and 2012 related to the monitoring and evaluation of state prekindergarten program quality, based on secondary analyses of 2006 and 2012 surveys of administrators of state-funded preschool programs
Mary Johnson Children's Center. STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS), 02 October, 2012
Reports & Papers
This summary report provides an overview of child care provider participation, capacity, and activity in Vermont's STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS), the state's child care quality improvement system, during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
Mary Johnson Children's Center. STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS), 03 January, 2012
Reports & Papers
This report provides an overview of child care provider participation in Vermont's STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS), the state's child care quality improvement system, during the October 1 - December 31, 2011 quarter.
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
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
United States. Employment and Training Administration. Office of Apprenticeship, Training, Employer and Labor Services, 30 April, 2003
Reports & Papers
An analysis of participating states' post-grant prospects for sustaining and broadening programs funded under the Quality Child-Care Initiative, federally funded grants for states to address child care quality and labor issues by applying the…
Mary Johnson Children's Center. STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS), n.d.
Reports & Papers
This summary report provides an overview of child care provider participation, capacity, and activity in Vermont's STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS), the state's child care quality improvement system, during the 2012-2013 state fiscal year.