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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…
National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement, December, 2018
Other
We are pleased to offer eight Key Indicators that together lead to high-quality family engagement in early childhood care and education settings. This research-based resource is part of a series designed to support early childhood state systems-…
Buell Martha J., Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., Han Myae, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Family Child Care (FCC) is an important sector of the early care and education system, and is included in most state-wide Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). The sparse data on the literacy opportunities available in FCC are…
Early Diane Marie, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Maxwell Kelly, Bultinck Erin, Nugent Courtney, Mason Rihana S., Miranda Brenda, Blasberg Amy, Bingham Gary E., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines those providers', directors', and teachers' perceptions, including what motivated them to join, what supports they have used and found most helpful, and their suggestions for improving the system. This report presents self-…
Herbst Chris M., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by U.S. states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Tout Kathryn, Friese Sarah, Starr Rebecca, Hirilall Ashley, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
This brief describes five metrics that can be used individually or in combination to support QRIS operations. The metrics cover QRIS eligibility, participation, ratings, density, and children served. Each metric can be calculated across a state or…
Stipek Deborah J., Bardack Sarah Ruskin, September, 2018
Other
In this Chapter, we first describe program licensing and the QRIS in California, and we provide an analysis of how well these methods work as tools for monitoring and improving program quality, with special consideration of the Desired Results…
Ferguson Daniel, September, 2018
Bibliographies
A quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) is a method used by states and local jurisdictions to assess the level of quality of child care and early education programs, improve quality, and convey quality ratings to parents and other consumers.…
Vitiello Virginia E., Bassok Daphna, Hamre Bridget K., Player Daniel, Williford Amanda P., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Use of observational measures to monitor preschool quality is growing rapidly. Although a large body of research has examined the validity of classroom observation tools within the context of researcher-conducted studies, little research to date has…
Build Initiative, July, 2018
Other
Five states with different integration approaches were identified. Several categories of diverse, key informants were targeted for separate interviews in each state: the state QRIS lead, the Head Start Collaboration lead (or designee) or Head Start…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, June, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet summarizes information from the Quality Compendium. We provide a descriptive analysis of the information to show how QRISs are incorporating scores and setting cut points on the most commonly used observational tools. For more…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, June, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet summarizes information from the Quality Compendium about the data systems for QRISs currently operating in the United States. The fact sheet covers the types of data included in QRIS data systems, how the data are being used, and…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, June, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet summarizes information from the Quality Compendium. It describes the number of QRISs that are using CQI in their rating or quality improvement processes. It also summarizes different CQI strategies that are incorporated in QRISs,…
Rentzou Konstantina, Slutsky Ruslan, May, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
A special issue of the journal Early Child Development and Care, focusing on the measurement of and policies related to early childhood education and care in both Europe and the United States
Rentzou Konstantina, Slutsky Ruslan, May, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
This editorial serves as an introduction to a special issue of the journal Early Child Development and Care, focusing on the measurement of and policies related to early childhood education and care in both Europe and the United States.