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Maxwell Kelly, December, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a pilot of the draft child care center and preschool framework of BrightStars, the Rhode Island quality rating and improvement system, based on a test sample of 25 child care centers and preschools
Massachusetts. Department of Early Education and Care, December 2008
Reports & Papers
An exploration of programs? use of state funding for quality improvement, the perceptions of service providers on their improvements in program quality, and the identification of areas that need more support by the Massachusetts Universal Pre-…
Minnesota Early Learning Foundation, December, 2008
Reports & Papers

Findings from an implementation evaluation of the first year of Parent Aware, a pilot quality rating system in Minnesota to help parents identify high-quality early childhood education programs, based on interviews with stakeholders

Minnesota Early Learning Foundation, December, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of findings from an implementation evaluation of the first year of Parent Aware, a pilot quality rating system in Minnesota to help parents identify high-quality early childhood education programs, based on interviews with stakeholders
Shen Jianping, Tackett Wendy, Ma Xin, November, 2008
Reports & Papers
Findings from the first year of a process and outcomes evaluation of the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System, a child care quality rating and improvement system in Palm Beach County, Florida, that examine provider participation, quality…
Schaack Diana, October, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of findings and implications from an evaluation of the Colorado Qualistar Early Learning quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), which included: an assessment of system components and the relationships between them; a comparison…
Schumacher Rachel, Hoffmann Elizabeth, September, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of research on the importance of high-quality child care arrangements for healthy child development, with policy recommendations for increasing the supply of high-quality child care arrangements
Minnesota Early Learning Foundation, September 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Early implementation findings from the first year of the pilot of the Saint Paul Early Childhood Scholarship Program--a market-oriented scholarship model that includes home visits to inform parents about the benefits of high-quality early care and…
Learning Partners, Inc., September, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of child care program participation in Vermont's STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS), the state's child care quality rating and improvement system, during the third quarter of 2008
Massachusetts. Department of Early Education and Care, August 2008
Executive Summary
A summary of an implementation and early outcome evaluation of the Massachusetts Universal Pre-Kindergarten Pilot Program, which disbursed grants to improve classroom quality in early childhood programs, that examined programs' allocation of funds…
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, July, 2008
Bibliographies
A compilation of selected Research Connections resources focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of Quality Rating Systems (QRS) and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) in child care and after school settings
Brandon Richard N., Maher Erin J., Scarpa Juliet P., July, 2008
Reports & Papers
A presentation and cost analysis of a policy strategy in Washington State to provide all children access to high-quality early learning
Brandon Richard N., Maher Erin J., Scarpa Juliet P., July, 2008
Executive Summary
A summary of a presentation and cost analysis of a policy strategy in Washington State to provide all children access to high-quality early learning
Learning Partners, Inc., June, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of child care program participation in Vermont's STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS), the state's child care quality rating and improvement system, from December 2007 to June 2008, with a focus on the program quality and rating…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, April, 2008
Meeting Summary
A summary of the proceedings of a meeting hosted by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, in Washington, DC on April 23-24, 2008, for the purpose of providing an opportunity for discussion about…