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Douglass Anne L., Halle Tamara, Tout Kathryn, December, 2019
Other
This issue brief presents the theory of change developed for the Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Social and Emotional Learning (BSC-SEL) that was designed and implemented as part of the CCL Project. A theory of change is a powerful tool that…
Kane Maggie C., Lowe Claire, Tout Kathryn, Warner-Richter Mallory, April, 2018
Other
With a commitment to increasing child care quality, United Way launched the SB6 school readiness program in 2007 to help child care centers improve their quality level in the Keystone STARS four-STAR system. To meet the needs of centers in the…
Daily Sarah, Tout Kathryn, Douglass Anne L., Miranda Brenda, Halle Tamara, Agosti Jenifer, Partika Anne, Doyle Stephanie, January, 2018
Literature Review
This literature review will summarize the empirical foundations for the BSC, and the outputs and outcomes of the BSC process documented in the literature. This paper first provides a grounding in improvement science literature, which can be used to…
Smith Sheila, Dong Xiaobei, Stephens Samuel A., Tout Kathryn, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
This brief reports on the results of an analysis that addressed two questions concerning a large set of QRIS studies conducted between 2006 and 2016: 1. How are two types of professional development activities, group training for early childhood…
Hamilton Darlene, Tout Kathryn, Maxwell Kelly, Daily Sarah, Ruprecht Karen, 02 June, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar examines considerations involved in the interpretation and sharing of quality initiative evaluation findings. Presenters discuss both data analysis strategies and communication strategies for disseminating results to providers, parents…
Hamilton Darlene, Tout Kathryn, Maxwell Kelly, Daily Sarah, Ruprecht Karen, 02 June, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that examines considerations involved in the interpretation and sharing of quality initiative evaluation findings. Presenters discuss both data analysis strategies and communication strategies for…
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…
Hamilton Darlene, Tout Kathryn, Maxwell Kelly, King Carlise, Knopf Herman T., Stevens Pam, O'Callaghan Rob, Bolick Leigh, 21 April, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar examines data collection options and provides assistance in navigating administrative data by offering a tool to create a map of existing sources. Presenters from South Carolina and Georgia share processes for the identification of data…
Hamilton Darlene, Tout Kathryn, Maxwell Kelly, King Carlise, Knopf Herman T., Stevens Pam, O'Callaghan Rob, Bolick Leigh, 21 April, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that examines data collection options and provides assistance in navigating administrative data by offering a tool to create a map of existing sources. Presenters from South Carolina and Georgia…
vonBargen Nancy, Schumacher Rachel, Tout Kathryn, Maxwell Kelly, 24 March, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar provides an introduction to evaluation planning and offers steps in developing a logic model to guide states with quality initiative evaluation. Particular attention is paid to the potential role of administrative data. Presenters share…
vonBargen Nancy, Schumacher Rachel, Tout Kathryn, Maxwell Kelly, 24 March, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that provides an introduction to evaluation planning and offers steps in developing a logic model to guide states with quality initiative evaluation. Particular attention is paid to the potential…
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…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Lowe Claire, Tout Kathryn, Epstein Dale J., Li Weilin, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report is a review of the Success By 6 quality improvement initiative, designed to increase the quality ratings of select Philadelphia-area child care sites from 2 stars to 3 stars within the Keystone STARS quality rating and improvement system…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Lowe Claire, Tout Kathryn, Epstein Dale J., Li Weilin, February, 2016
Executive Summary
This document provides a summary of a review of the Success By 6 quality improvement initiative, which was designed to increase the quality ratings of select Philadelphia-area child care sites from 2 stars to 3 stars within the Keystone STARS…
Tout Kathryn, Halle Tamara, Douglass Anne L., 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A challenge for current quality improvement efforts in early care and education (ECE) is to produce sustained changes in practices that support positive outcomes for children and families. The field is seeking innovative models that can be tailored…