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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.…
Kane Maggie C., Lowe Claire, Tout Kathryn, Warner-Richter Mallory, April, 2018
Other
With a commitment to increasing child care quality, United Way launched the SB6 school readiness program in 2007 to help child care centers improve their quality level in the Keystone STARS four-STAR system. To meet the needs of centers in the…
Daily Sarah, Tout Kathryn, Douglass Anne L., Miranda Brenda, Halle Tamara, Agosti Jenifer, Partika Anne, Doyle Stephanie, January, 2018
Literature Review
This literature review will summarize the empirical foundations for the BSC, and the outputs and outcomes of the BSC process documented in the literature. This paper first provides a grounding in improvement science literature, which can be used to…
Whitebook Marcy, Hankey Aline, Schlieber Marisa, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Reports & Papers
The following report presents the findings from the 2018 Miami-Dade County SEQUAL study conducted in the spring of 2018. The study shares the perspectives of teaching staff employed in center-based programs in Miami-Dade County, including those that…
Whitebook Marcy, Hankey Aline, Schlieber Marisa, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Executive Summary
This study captures early educators' perspectives about their work environments in Florida's Miami-Dade County and examines how these environments impact teaching staff practice and well-being. In order to teach to the best of their ability,…
Whitebook Marcy, Schlieber Marisa, Hankey Aline, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Reports & Papers
The following report presents the findings from the 2018 Minnesota SEQUAL study and includes the perspectives of teaching staff across licensed child care centers throughout the state, including centers participating and those not participating in…
Whitebook Marcy, Schlieber Marisa, Hankey Aline, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Executive Summary
This study captures early educators' perspectives about their work environments in the state of Minnesota and examines how these environments impact teaching staff practice and well-being. In order to teach to the best of their ability, educators…
Whitebook Marcy, Schlieber Marisa, Hankey Aline, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Reports & Papers
The following report presents the findings from the 2017 New York SEQUAL study and includes the perspectives of teaching staff employed in programs participating in QUALITYstarsNY in the spring and fall of 2017. Following a description of the study…
Whitebook Marcy, Schlieber Marisa, Hankey Aline, Austin Lea J. E., Philipp George, 2018
Executive Summary
This study captures the perspectives of early educators about their working environments in one state, New York, and how these environments impact teaching staff practice and well-being. In order to teach to the best of their ability, educators…
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2018
Reports & Papers
To understand how child care providers in Wisconsin (and its largest urban center, Milwaukee County) are faring under YoungStar, and the extent to which the program is having its intended effect of improving child care quality, we analyzed the…
Smith Sheila, Dong Xiaobei, Stephens Samuel A., Tout Kathryn, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
This brief reports on the results of an analysis that addressed two questions concerning a large set of QRIS studies conducted between 2006 and 2016: 1. How are two types of professional development activities, group training for early childhood…
Tonyan Holli A., Nuttall J. G. (Jocelyn Grace), Torres Jeannette, Bridgewater Jessie, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This article reports on family child care providers' views about their engagement with professional development programs, including providers who were and were not participating in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems in Los…
Child Care State Capacity Building Center, April, 2017
Other
An infant/toddler specialist network (ITSN) is a state-based (sometimes regionally managed) system that coordinates the work of I/T specialists and is primarily funded through CCDF quality funding. The overall goal of the ITSN is to improve…
Child Care State Capacity Building Center, February, 2017
Other
The State Capacity Building Center Infant/Toddler Specialist Network has developed this resource to provide a snapshot of some of the ways States' and Territories' Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plans reflect infant/toddler quality efforts…