The purpose of this Brief is to highlight issues and recommendations for conducting program observations as part of a QRIS. Some of the issues in this brief apply to all early care and education settings, including family child care homes; others apply only to center-based programs with multiple classrooms. The first section of the Brief includes considerations when selecting a quality measurement tool. The second section describes issues related to hiring and training individuals to conduct
A report that defines and describes early childhood education professional development systems, QRIS, and early childhood education competencies, and a discussion of research that can help integrate these systems.