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Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), December, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A proposal of recommendations for the creation of federal policies to support the development of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) in the states
Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), Stoney Louise, November 02, 2009
Other
A presentation of the costs of three models for implementing a statewide quality rating and improvement system in Minnesota
Samuelsson Ingrid Pramling, Sheridan Sonja, November, 2009
Other
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of potential improvements to early care and education (ECE) policy and perceptions of preschool quality in Sweden in light of select research that compare external and internal ratings of quality in 38 centers, and a second discussion…
Shen Jianping, Tackett Wendy, Ma Xin, November, 2009
Reports & Papers
Findings from the first two years 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,…
Shen Jianping, Tackett Wendy, Ma Xin, November, 2009
Executive Summary
A summary of findings from the first two years 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…
Ishimine Karin, Tayler Collette, Thorpe Karen J., November 2009
Other
Peer Reviewed
An argument for Australian child care policy to be based on evidence-based process quality in light of current policies based on structural quality, through an investigation of the Quality Improvement and Accreditation System (QIAS) and its…
Yazejian Noreen, Iruka Iheoma U., Maxwell Kelly, Bessell Ann G., Kloosterman Valentina I., Heiblum Lisa, Gutierrez Sylvia M., 31 October, 2009
Reports & Papers
As part of the evaluation of Quality Counts, FPG Child Development Institute and its subcontractor in the first year of the evaluation, University of Miami Education Evaluation Team (UMEET), convened three focus groups (one in Spanish, two in…
Thornburg Kathy R., Mayfield Wayne A., Hawks Jacqueline S., Fuger Kathryn Lu Magnuson, October, 2009
Executive Summary
A summary of a comparison of the improvement of the school readiness in children who attend high quality early childhood programs and those who attend lower quality programs as rated by the Missouri Quality Rating System (QRS), based on a sample of…
Thornburg Kathy R., Mayfield Wayne A., Hawks Jacqueline S., Fuger Kathryn Lu Magnuson, October, 2009
Reports & Papers
A comparison of the improvement of the school readiness in children who attend high quality early childhood programs and those who attend lower quality programs as rated by the Missouri Quality Rating System (QRS), based on a sample of 350 children…
Harris Tricia, October, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Findings from a comparison of the improvement of the school readiness in children who attend high quality early childhood programs and those who attend lower quality programs as rated by the Missouri Quality Rating System (QRS), based on a sample of…
Minnesota Early Learning Foundation, September 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of an evaluation of the second year 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 education,…
Afterschool Investments Project, September, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of strategies for the improvement of children?s access to high quality after school care for school-aged children, based on a review of literature and interviews with program staff in Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania…
Minnesota Early Learning Foundation, September, 2009
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the second year 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 education, scholarships for low…
Iruka Iheoma U., Yazejian Noreen, Maxwell Kelly, 15 August, 2009
Reports & Papers
Quality Counts (QC) is a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) and professional development initiative in Miami-Dade County, Florida. This system is designed and funded by The Children's Trust, Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of Miami-Dade/…
Buysse Virginia, Hollingsworth Heidi, August 2009
Other
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the inclusion of components of quality into professional development to ensure quality service in programs inclusive of children with disabilities