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Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Reports & Papers
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. The RAND Corporation conducted a developmental evaluation…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Executive Summary
Over the course of the evaluation, we addressed ten research questions organized under two broad headings: (1) the assessment process and tier ratings and (2) coaching (Table S.1). To address these research questions, the RAND study team engaged in…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Other
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. The RAND Corporation conducted a developmental evaluation…
Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

To help policymakers understand the cost of providing high-quality pre-K programs, RAND Corporation researchers collected 2018–2019 fiscal year expenditure data for 36 public and private providers operating as part of four publicly funded pre-K…

Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2021
Other

The objective of the study was to estimate the cost per child of a high-quality publicly funded pre-K program in the United States at the state or district level, accounting for cost at the provider level and at the system level (e.g., school…

Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2021
Reports & Papers

As part of its Partnership for Pre-K Improvement (PPI) initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored the RAND Corporation to study the cost of high-quality pre-K programming. The RAND study included three states — Oregon,…

Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Reports & Papers
The RAND Corporation is conducting a multiphase evaluation of the initiative, including an implementation study of the four pillars that underlie Big Lift--The Big Lift Implementation Study: Final Report--and a series of annual descriptive analyses…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Other
The RAND Corporation is conducting a multiphase evaluation of the initiative, including an implementation study of the four pillars that underlie Big Lift--The Big Lift Implementation Study: Final Report (Faxon-Mills et al., 2018)--and a series of…
Whitaker Anamarie A., Gomez Celia J., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Reports & Papers
In 2018, the RAND Corporation entered into an RPP with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA), Los Angeles (LA) County’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early learning providers serving children from birth to age five. Specifically, we…
Whitaker Anamarie A., Gomez Celia J., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Other
We developed a series of seven rapid feedback memos (RFMs) to provide emerging findings to QSLA stakeholders. Each RFM had the same basic structure even though the content changed from one memo to the next. This appendix provides the RFM structure…
Cannon Jill S., Schweig Jonathan, Perera Rachel, 2020
Reports & Papers

The Families Forward Learning Center (FFLC) offers a two-generation learning program for low-income families with children from birth to five years old in Pasadena, California. The program aims to prepare participants—mothers and their children—…

Cannon Jill S., Schweig Jonathan, Perera Rachel, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

FFLC sought help from RAND Corporation researchers to understand the effects of the program on participants after leaving the program. Specifically, the research team conducted a mixed-methods assessment to assess • how mothers perceive the…

Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2020
Reports & Papers
This report highlights several broad data-use lessons drawn from the RAND Corporation's experiences as a research partner with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA), the QRIS in Los Angeles County. We analyzed QSLA data from 2013 through 2019 to examine…
Khan Sherylls Valladares, Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Rodriguez Kristina, Pittman Aisha, Hawkinson Laura E., September 2019
Executive Summary

The descriptive analyses in this report include estimates of VPI+ expenditures in the 2017–2018 school year, as well as in the 2016–2017 school year for examining year-to-year changes. In addition, this report includes a benefit-cost analysis (…

Khan Sherylls Valladares, Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Rodriguez Kristina, Pittman Aisha, Hawkinson Laura E., September 2019
Reports & Papers

The descriptive analyses in this report include estimates of VPI+ expenditures in the 2017–2018 school year, as well as in the 2016–2017 school year for examining year-to-year changes. In addition, this report includes a benefit-cost analysis (…