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Carlson Julianna, Silamongkol Thanharat, Cleveland Jennifer, August, 2019
Reports & Papers
Coaching is integral to Building Quality and Parent Aware. A growing body of research indicates that this type of individualized, relationship-based professional development leads to improved instructional practices, which in turn affect child…
Carlson Julianna, Silamongkol Thanharat, Cleveland Jennifer, August, 2019
Executive Summary
Understanding more about the content, delivery, and providers' experiences of the coaching model can inform the Minnesota Department of Human Resources' decision making about Parent Aware implementation, including trainings for coaches, development…
Child Trends, August, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Child Trends researchers invited 10 programs that participated in the January 2019 Building Quality Cohort to describe their experiences with their Parent Aware Quality Coach. To reflect the distribution of programs within the Building Quality…
Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, Blasberg Amy, Miranda Brenda, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Bingham Gary E., Mason Rihana S., Li Weilin, Bultinck Erin, Gebhart Tracy, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report examines the relationship between star ratings and independent observations of program quality, children's development over the school year, and work climate. This report uses child assessment, observation, and questionnaire data…
Bultinck Erin, Silamongkol Thanharat, Lowe Claire, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this report is to present findings from surveys of ECE providers about Parent Aware. Surveys were administered to currently Rated and previously participating Parent Aware providers to gather data about their participation in Parent…
Bultinck Erin, Silamongkol Thanharat, Lowe Claire, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, January, 2019
Executive Summary
The purpose of this summary is to report key findings from surveys of ECE providers regarding participation in Parent Aware. Administered in June 2018, the surveys gathered data from currently Rated and previously participating Parent Aware…
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…
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-…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines how ratings differed according to the populations of children that programs served and program accreditation, how long the rating process took, and a comparison of programs' re-ratings to their initial ratings. (author abstract)
Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Perkins Victoria, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report is structured in chapters that address each of the four primary research topics identified above. Each chapter provides an overview of the purpose of the chapter, a brief description of the methods used for data collection, a summary of…
Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Perkins Victoria, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Executive Summary
Bolstered by the RTT-ELC grant, Colorado launched its new QRIS, Colorado Shines, in 2015 and immediately engaged in a validation study from 2015-2017 (led by Child Trends) to ensure that the rating structure works for children, families, programs,…
Moodie Shannon, LaMonte Lauren, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes the findings from Child Trends' examination of the existing research evidence to support the inclusion of the recently launched Colorado Shines quality categories, particularly as they pertain to the promotion of positive…
LaMonte Lauren, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Soli Margaret, Daily Sarah, Cook Maya, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
The implementation of Colorado Shines involves several key stakeholders across state agencies and local organizations. Understanding implementation from the perspectives of key stakeholders is helpful for documenting successes, exploring challenges…
LaMonte Lauren, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Soli Margaret, Daily Sarah, Cook Maya, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Executive Summary
The implementation of Colorado Shines involves several key stakeholders working across state agencies and local organizations. Understanding implementation from the perspectives of key stakeholders is helpful for documenting successes, exploring…
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Daily Sarah, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
In two separate data collection efforts, registered and unregistered Level 1 providers were asked to complete a survey about their engagement with Colorado Shines. This report summarizes results from the two survey efforts and compares the…