This compendium was developed to provide a consistent framework with which to review the existing measures of the quality of early care and education settings. It includes information on child outcome measures in the following domains: approaches to learning, general cognitive skills, language, literacy, math, ongoing observations, social-emotional functioning, and Early Head Start.
An exploration of goals for the professional development of early childhood educators, and an inquiry into effective practices for achieving these goals, based on a review of studies on professional development programs and their practices
This brief explores areas for refining, extending, and developing measures of quality for early childhood education and school-age care settings. It focuses on identifying the practices and aspects of the environment that support specific domains of children’s school readiness as well as two specific contexts of development (families and culture).