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Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy, 20 December, 2010
Reports & Papers
This evaluation aimed to assess not only the processes and outcomes associated with the pilot sites' completion of the project, but also the perceived utility of the system if it were to be implemented in Southern Nevada. Therefore, data were…
Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy, 20 December, 2010
Executive Summary
This pilot project was designed to test a rating scale created by local professional involved in a workgroup to create this program. The QRIS system was implemented in a small sample of childcare centers in Southern Nevada to identify any potential…
Iruka Iheoma U., Yazejian Noreen, Hughes Christine, Robertson Nakenge, Maxwell Kelly, 15 December, 2010
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, the Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of Miami-Dade…
Joseph Gail E., Feldman Erika N., Brennan Carolyn, Cerros Cassandra, 30 November, 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of the baseline quality of child care providers participating in the field test of Seeds to Success, a child care quality rating and improvement system in five Washington State communities, based on observations of and surveys from 50 child…
Joseph Gail E., Feldman Erika N., Brennan Carolyn, Cerros Cassandra, 30 November, 2010
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of the baseline quality of child care providers participating in the field test of Seeds to Success, a child care quality rating and improvement system in five Washington State communities, based on observations of and surveys…
Early Childhood Investment Corporation, November 17, 2010
Other
A proposal of recommendations for a quality rating system for early childhood education and care in Michigan
Tout Kathryn, Starr Rebecca, Isner Tabitha K., Cleveland Jennifer, Soli Margaret, Quinn Katie, November, 2010
Reports & Papers
Findings from an implementation and process evaluation of the third year of Parent Aware, Minnesota?s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), including information on program characteristics and stakeholder perspectives
Minnesota Early Learning Foundation, November, 2010
Executive Summary
Highlights of findings from an implementation and process evaluation of the third year of Parent Aware, Minnesota?s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), including information on program characteristics and stakeholder perspectives
Pennsylvania. Office of Child Development and Early Learning. Research and Evaluation Unit, November, 2010
Other
An overview of the components of and performance data for Keystone STARS, the Pennsylvania child care quality rating and improvement system
Smith Sheila, Schneider William, Kreader J. Lee, October 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of the professional development and on-site assistance available to center- and home-based child care providers who participate in state quality rating and improvement systems, based on interviews with key informants in 17 states
Minnesota Early Learning Foundation, October 2010
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of findings from the third 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…
McKelvey Lorraine, Chapin-Critz Melanie, Johnson Betsy, Bokony Patti A., Conners-Burrow Nicola A., Whiteside-Mansell Leanne, October, 2010
Reports & Papers
Similar to other states, Arkansas' Better Beginnings QRIS (BB) draws on the elements common to the successful model preschool programs when deemed feasible for local providers. It includes standards for the education and training of staff, parent…
McKelvey Lorraine, Chapin-Critz Melanie, Johnson Betsy, Bokony Patti A., Conners-Burrow Nicola A., Whiteside-Mansell Leanne, October, 2010
Executive Summary
Similar to other states, Arkansas' Better Beginnings QRIS draws on elements common to the successful model preschool programs when deemed feasible for local providers. It includes standards for the education and training of staff, parent involvement…
Yazejian Noreen, Iruka Iheoma U., Hughes Christine, Maxwell Kelly, 30 September, 2010
Reports & Papers
In May 2010 during Year 2 of the evaluation of Quality Counts, FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted four focus groups (three in English, one in Spanish) with child care directors and family…
National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative (U.S.), September, 2010
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A profile of state-level information on the inclusion of infant- and toddler-specific indicators as components of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS)