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Nyhan Paul, December, 2014
Other
This brief provides an inside look at what kind of progress is possible -- and what limitations exist -- when policies are advanced through small competitive grants. The brief also opens a door into the world of implementation -- the mechanics…
Maryland. Division of Early Childhood Development, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report provides a review of accomplishments of the Judith P. Hoyer Early Care and Education Enhancement Program for fiscal year 2014, focusing on Judy Center partnerships, kindergarten assessment, program accreditation, Preschool for All, and…
Child Trends, September, 2014
Reports & Papers

Parent Aware, Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), is in its third year of statewide expansion after being implemented as a pilot from 2007 through 2011. An essential component of a voluntary QRIS like Parent Aware is…

Child Trends, September, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes findings from a survey of early care and education providers about their perceptions of Parent Aware, Minnesota's quality rating and improvement system.

Swaminathan Sindhia, Byrd Stephanie W., Humphrey Christine M., Heinsch MaryFran, Mitchell Monica Johnson, July, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current project examined school readiness outcomes of children participating in a preschool professional development initiative, Winning Beginnings Learning Circles, which focused on school readiness and teacher professional development.…
Colvard Jamie, June, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet presents the strategies planned by the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Vermont to build capacity chiefly in high-need rural communities with funding from Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grants.
Boller Kimberly, Tarrant Kate, Schaack Diana, June, 2014
Other
The purpose of this brief is to support continued innovation and inquiry in early care and education (ECE) quality improvement (QI) efforts by presenting an expanded range of QI alternatives in a novel framework. Despite an increased focus on QI at…
Colvard Jamie, June, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet summarizes the plans of Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to engage and support families using funding from Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grants.
National Center on Child Care Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives, June, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet describes Pennsylvania's After-School Quality project, which provides quality improvement supports for school-age child care providers in the state's quality rating and improvement system.
Colvard Jamie, May, 2014
Other
An overview of proposed programs for infants and toddlers appearing in the applications for Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge (ELC) grants from Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Categories of programs…
McKeown Kieran, Haase Trutz, Pratschke Jonathan, May, 2014
Other
This report is an evaluation of the National Early Years Access Initiative (NEYAI), a three-year programme (2011-2014) to improve quality and outcomes in the early years sector. NEYAI comprises 11 projects mainly located in disadvantaged areas of…
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…
Scheef Belle A., Torquati Julia C., 2014
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The main purpose of this study is to understand key aspects of theory of change undergirding Quality Rating and Improvement Systems. This research project is two-fold, and includes both a quantitative and qualitative study. The quantitative study…
Connors-Tadros Lori, Dunn Lenay, Martella Jana, McCauley Carlas, 2014
Reports & Papers
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) and the Center on School Turnaround (CST) collaborated to develop case studies of three selected schools receiving SIG funds that have, with the support of their districts, promoted the use of…
Maalouf Joyce, Evers Sarah Connell, Griffin Monica, Lyn Rodney S., October, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The amount of time children spend in child care each week has increased in recent years. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to describe the nutritional quality of foods served and the mealtime environment in 24 child care centers in Georgia.…