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National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, January, 2021
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This section discusses quality set-aside basics, along with options for quality activities, as related to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
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Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. The RAND Corporation conducted a developmental evaluation…
Bromer Juliet, Molloy Patricia, Porter Toni, Reardon Margaret, February, 2020
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This brief describes a pilot of the BTS Collaborative approach with family child care networks and other organizations that support HBCC providers. The pilot aim focused on improving care for toddlers in mixed-age groups in HBCC. Participating teams…
Douglass Anne L., Halle Tamara, Tout Kathryn, December, 2019
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This issue brief presents the theory of change developed for the Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Social and Emotional Learning (BSC-SEL) that was designed and implemented as part of the CCL Project. A theory of change is a powerful tool that…
Kane Maggie C., Lowe Claire, Tout Kathryn, Warner-Richter Mallory, April, 2018
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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…
Child Care State Capacity Building Center, April, 2017
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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
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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…
Mathias Debi, Perkins Kelley J., Isik-Ercan Zeynep, 12 December, 2016
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This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses implementation science and how it can guide quality improvement initiatives and inform technical assistance. Presenters explore the role of implementation teams, data and feedback…
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, August, 2016
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This report contrasts recent developments in Wisconsin's YoungStar quality rating and improvement system and its Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program.
Cobb Gerry, Capito Jeanna, Moore Jr. Calvin E., Green Jeanetta, Hartman Carol, Govoni Gail, 30 June, 2016
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This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that explores possibilities for states to support infants and toddlers through the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant, focusing on the grantee role and non-grantee support. Presenters…
Mathias Debi, Faria Ann-Marie, 27 June, 2016
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This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that provides a summary of findings from a recently released Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Midwest report, based on the following research questions: (1). How did the Race to the Top-Early…
Hamilton Darlene, Tout Kathryn, Maxwell Kelly, Daily Sarah, Ruprecht Karen, 02 June, 2016
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This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that examines considerations involved in the interpretation and sharing of quality initiative evaluation findings. Presenters discuss both data analysis strategies and communication strategies for…
Hamilton Darlene, Tout Kathryn, Maxwell Kelly, King Carlise, Knopf Herman T., Stevens Pam, O'Callaghan Rob, Bolick Leigh, 21 April, 2016
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This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that examines data collection options and provides assistance in navigating administrative data by offering a tool to create a map of existing sources. Presenters from South Carolina and Georgia…
Mathias Debi, Enboden Karen, Tackett Colin, Riehl Nicole, 20 April, 2016
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This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that describes upgrades to the information technology behind Colorado's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), contrasting past and present systems. Panelists discuss implementation of an…
vonBargen Nancy, Schumacher Rachel, Tout Kathryn, Maxwell Kelly, 24 March, 2016
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This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that provides an introduction to evaluation planning and offers steps in developing a logic model to guide states with quality initiative evaluation. Particular attention is paid to the potential…