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Welch Greg W., Svoboda Elizabeth, Daro Alexandra M., Bryant Venessa, Glissmeyer Caitlyn, July 2021
Reports & Papers

The final survey included questions related to (a) rate information by child age; (b) program descriptors (i.e., hours of part-time and full-time care, children enrolled, operational hours); (c) quality measures and participation (i.e.,…

Madill Rebecca, Blasberg Amy, Krafft Caroline, Halle Tamara, Welti Kate, Davis Elizabeth E., Forry Nicole D., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
In Maryland, child care subsidies (vouchers) help low-income families who are working, in job training, or obtaining education pay for child care. Subsidized arrangements tend to be short: From 2007-2014, half of all subsidized arrangements had…
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance Program, July, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource was prepared in response to a request from a Race to the Top -- Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State for information about how RTT-ELC States are incorporating programs that have met benchmarks for quality in early care and…
Winterbottom Christian, Piasta Shayne B., January-March 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Accreditation is a widely accepted indicator of quality in early education and includes many of the components cited in broad conceptualizations of quality. The purpose of this study was to examine whether kindergarten readiness rates differed…
NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation, June, 2014
Reports & Papers
Family engagement has long been emphasized as part of developmentally appropriate practice for programs serving young children and their families. It is a hallmark of high-quality early childhood programs. Family engagement is increasingly being…
Winterbottom Christian, Jones Ithel, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article reports on the first Florida statewide assessment of the Gold Seal Quality Care program, accreditation, and the relationship with licensing violations. This study analyzed the differences between the Department of Children and Families…
NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation, January, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The concept of family engagement has long been included in standards developed by the NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NAEYC Accreditation) and the federal Head Start program. Increasingly family engagement is being built in…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Winter 2013
Reports & Papers
A comparison of the Illinois child care quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) ratings that child care centers would receive through either their accreditation status or their observed quality, based on data for 55 accredited child care…
Kalifeh Phyllis, Clements Melissa A., Esposito Beverly, 2013
Reports & Papers
A comparison of observed quality in participating and nonparticipating child care programs in Gold Seal Quality Care, a quality improvement system in Florida for accredited programs, and an examination of variations in observed quality by Gold Seal…
Kalifeh Phyllis, Clements Melissa A., Esposito Beverly, 2013
Executive Summary
A summary of a comparison of observed quality in participating and nonparticipating child care programs in Gold Seal Quality Care, a quality improvement system in Florida for accredited programs, and of an examination of variations in observed…
NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation, August, 2012
Reports & Papers
Findings from a study of the reliability and validity of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation site visit assessment tools that examine the relationship of program accreditation outcomes to programs'…
Walker Kate, June, 2012
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of issues related to the possible introduction of an accreditation system for out-of-school time programs in Minnesota
NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation, January, 2012
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Findings from a study of the reliability and validity of National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation site visit assessment tools that examine the relationship of program accreditation outcomes to programs' satisfaction of…