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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…
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…
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Daily Sarah, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
In two separate data collection efforts, registered and unregistered Level 1 providers were asked to complete a survey about their engagement with Colorado Shines. This report summarizes results from the two survey efforts and compares the…
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Daily Sarah, September, 2017
Executive Summary
This report presents findings from surveys sent to registered and unregistered Level 1 early childhood care and education providers. Providers are designated as Level 1 if they comply with Colorado's licensing standards. When they register on the…
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…
Moodie Shannon, Daily Sarah, Bultinck Erin, Abrams Jennifer, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
The launch of the new web-based PDIS, the revised Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential 2.0, and its integration into Colorado Shines presents an opportune time to gather feedback from users on the early implementation of this system. To…
Moodie Shannon, Daily Sarah, Bultinck Erin, Abrams Jennifer, September, 2017
Executive Summary
The Colorado Professional Development Information System (PDIS) is an online data system and workforce registry designed to track the training and education of all professionals in Colorado's early childhood workforce. The PDIS also provides online…
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,…
Mathias Debi, Daily Sarah, Michael Lauren Rae, Simms Sarah, 29 September, 2015
Multimedia
This webinar discusses national trends regarding QRIS indicators of curriculum use and assessment practice in early care and education programs. Challenges and strategies associated with curriculum and assessment documentation are examined, along…
Mathias Debi, Daily Sarah, Michael Lauren Rae, Simms Sarah, 29 September, 2015
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses national trends regarding QRIS indicators of curriculum use and assessment practice in early care and education programs. Challenges and strategies associated with curriculum and…