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Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Perkins Victoria, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report is structured in chapters that address each of the four primary research topics identified above. Each chapter provides an overview of the purpose of the chapter, a brief description of the methods used for data collection, a summary of…
Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Perkins Victoria, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Executive Summary
Bolstered by the RTT-ELC grant, Colorado launched its new QRIS, Colorado Shines, in 2015 and immediately engaged in a validation study from 2015-2017 (led by Child Trends) to ensure that the rating structure works for children, families, programs,…
Moodie Shannon, LaMonte Lauren, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes the findings from Child Trends' examination of the existing research evidence to support the inclusion of the recently launched Colorado Shines quality categories, particularly as they pertain to the promotion of positive…
LaMonte Lauren, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Soli Margaret, Daily Sarah, Cook Maya, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
The implementation of Colorado Shines involves several key stakeholders across state agencies and local organizations. Understanding implementation from the perspectives of key stakeholders is helpful for documenting successes, exploring challenges…
LaMonte Lauren, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Soli Margaret, Daily Sarah, Cook Maya, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Executive Summary
The implementation of Colorado Shines involves several key stakeholders working across state agencies and local organizations. Understanding implementation from the perspectives of key stakeholders is helpful for documenting successes, exploring…
Soli Margaret, Bultinck Erin, Daily Sarah, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
Coaching is a promising strategy to strengthen the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of early care and education (ECE) providers to best serve children and their families. Colorado Shines offers quality improvement supports, including on-site…
Soli Margaret, Bultinck Erin, Daily Sarah, September, 2017
Executive Summary
Coaching is a promising strategy to strengthen the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of early care and education (ECE) providers to best serve children and their families. Colorado Shines offers quality improvement supports, including on-site…
Soli Margaret, Daily Sarah, 31 March, 2017
Reports & Papers
As part of our consultation for Colorado's Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant, Child Trends conducted a study to compare scores between the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) and the latest version of the tool,…
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…
Tout Kathryn, Cleveland Jennifer, Li Weilin, Starr Rebecca, Soli Margaret, Bultinck Erin, February, 2016
Executive Summary
Parent Aware is Minnesota's voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early care and education (ECE) programs. In 2015, Parent Aware became available statewide after a gradual rollout that began in 2012 with the support of Minnesota…
Tout Kathryn, Cleveland Jennifer, Li Weilin, Starr Rebecca, Soli Margaret, Bultinck Erin, February, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
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…
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…
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…
Moodie Shannon, Isner Tabitha K., Rothenberg Laura, Soli Margaret, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of child care providers' motivations, perceptions, and challenges related to participation in STARS for KIDS NOW, Kentucky's child care quality rating and improvement system, based on interviews with 62 participating providers and 58 STARS…
Daily Sarah, Moodie Shannon, Isner Tabitha K., Rothenberg Laura, Soli Margaret, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of patterns of technical assistance services for child care providers participating in STARS for KIDS NOW, Kentucky's child care quality rating and improvement system, based on interviews with 62 participating providers, 13 professional…