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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Whittingham Colleen E., Hoffman Emily Brown, Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Applying Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model, this article describes how one Head Start classroom successfully navigated external accountability mandates and privileged student academic achievement and overall well-being by attending to person (…
Hoffman Emily Brown, Whittingham Colleen E., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This research to practice summary describes how an 8-week case study used field notes, interviews, and video-based fieldwork to examine local instructional practices and to investigate the policies and protocols which facilitate these practices. We…
Borowsky Jonathan, July 2020
Reports & Papers

This dissertation includes the following three studies that used Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program administrative data, licensing administrative data, and QRIS administrative data: "Who Benefits From Child Care Quality Ratings," which…

Merrill Becca, Cohen-Vogel Lora, Little Michael, Sadler James R., Lee Kenya, June, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Most states in the U.S. now have some form of publicly funded Pre-Kindergarten. This brief asks what they have done to ensure the quality of their programs. It does so by mapping state adoption of three popular program quality assurance features:…
Fiene Richard, June, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report will provide the results of several cohorts from a large-scale validation study of Washington State’s Department of Children, Youth and Families child care Risk Assessment Licensing Decision Making Tiers System (RALDMTS). The validation…
Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Player Daniel, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality preschool experiences can promote children's short- and long-term development, yet many children in the United States still lack access to high-quality care. Many states have turned to Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) in an…
Stipek Deborah J., May, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report reviews all of the state QRIS validation studies that examined associations between individual rating elements and child outcomes as well as other research that exists on four elements of the California QRIS, referred to as Quality…
Stipek Deborah J., May, 2020
Executive Summary
This report reviews all of the state QRIS validation studies that examined associations between individual rating elements and child outcomes as well as other research that exists on four elements of the California QRIS, referred to as Quality…
Whitaker Anamarie A., Gomez Celia J., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Reports & Papers
In 2018, the RAND Corporation entered into an RPP with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA), Los Angeles (LA) County’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early learning providers serving children from birth to age five. Specifically, we…
Whitaker Anamarie A., Gomez Celia J., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Other
We developed a series of seven rapid feedback memos (RFMs) to provide emerging findings to QSLA stakeholders. Each RFM had the same basic structure even though the content changed from one memo to the next. This appendix provides the RFM structure…
Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2020
Reports & Papers
This report highlights several broad data-use lessons drawn from the RAND Corporation's experiences as a research partner with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA), the QRIS in Los Angeles County. We analyzed QSLA data from 2013 through 2019 to examine…
Voices for Georgia's Children, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet examines early learning quality initiatives in Georgia, along with the state's voluntary quality rating and improvement system, Quality Rated.
Dynia Jaclyn M., Koury Abel J., Dore Rebecca A., Winter 2019
Reports & Papers
Legislation passed in 2012 requires all early childhood education programs receiving PFCC to apply for and receive acceptance into the SUTQ system by July 1, 2020. At the time of publication, with the 2020 deadline pending, many programs across the…
Dynia Jaclyn M., Koury Abel J., Dore Rebecca A., Winter 2019
Executive Summary
Child care quality, accessibility, and affordability are critical concerns for families, especially those experiencing poverty. In Ohio, child care quality is regulated and monitored through Step Up to Quality (SUTQ), a tiered rating system that…
Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, November 2019
Reports & Papers

This is a presentation of results of the modeling of child care costs and quality in five separate regions of New York State and in both center- and home-based care settings.