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Steber Kathryn (Kate), Epstein Dale J., December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In early 2017, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) was awarded $2 million in funding from the governor of Georgia to be used for infant/toddler (I/T) language and literacy activities. DECAL used this funding…
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…
Cleveland Jennifer, Li Weilin, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Tout Kathryn, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware is Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System for early care and education programs. After a gradual expansion that began in 2012, Parent Aware recently completed its first full year as a statewide initiative to support quality…
Cleveland Jennifer, Bultinck Erin, Tout Kathryn, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware is Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Parent Aware is a voluntary QRIS intended to engage, rate, market and support quality improvement in early care and education (ECE) programs. It became available to ECE…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Lowe Claire, Tout Kathryn, Epstein Dale J., Li Weilin, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report is a review of the Success By 6 quality improvement initiative, designed to increase the quality ratings of select Philadelphia-area child care sites from 2 stars to 3 stars within the Keystone STARS quality rating and improvement system…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Lowe Claire, Tout Kathryn, Epstein Dale J., Li Weilin, February, 2016
Executive Summary
This document provides a summary of a review of the Success By 6 quality improvement initiative, which was designed to increase the quality ratings of select Philadelphia-area child care sites from 2 stars to 3 stars within the Keystone STARS…
Cleveland Jennifer, Starr Rebecca, Friese Sarah, Sosinsky Laura Stout, Li Weilin, Beckett Alea, Tout Kathryn, April, 2015
Reports & Papers
The Parent Aware evaluation supports Parent Aware operations by conducting independent research to inform decisions about system design and revisions, monitor successes and challenges and provide details about implementation and outcomes to…
Tout Kathryn, Epstein Dale J., Soli Margaret, Lowe Claire, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
As Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) continue to launch and mature across states, questions emerge from stakeholders about how to design and implement effective quality improvement (QI) initiatives that accompany a QRIS. Funders,…
Tout Kathryn, Epstein Dale J., Soli Margaret, Lowe Claire, March, 2015
Executive Summary
As Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) continue to launch and mature across states, questions emerge from stakeholders about how to design and implement effective quality improvement (QI) initiatives that accompany a QRIS. Funders,…
Child Trends, April, 2010
Other
A profile of Minnesota Parent Aware, the state?s child care quality rating and improvement system for early childhood education and care programs, including information on rating guidelines, quality indicators, curriculum, child assessments, staff…
Pittard Melanie, Zaslow Martha, Lavelle Bridget, Porter Toni, 2006
Reports & Papers
Results of a survey of child care administrators in 35 states, analyzing the quality initiatives they financed with Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) block grants in federal fiscal year 2004
Pittard Melanie, Zaslow Martha, Lavelle Bridget, Porter Toni, 2006
Executive Summary
Summary of results of a survey of child care administrators in 35 states, analyzing the quality initiatives they financed with Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) block grants in federal fiscal year 2004
Child Trends, n.d.
Other
This is the project overview for the Culture of Continuous Learning (CCL) Project, which will study the feasibility of using the Breakthrough Series Collaborative in early care and education settings to improve quality.