This evaluation brief is one in a series of evaluation briefs conducted on behalf of Kentucky STARS for KIDS NOW. Within this brief, you will find links to other reports written as part of Kentucky’s process evaluation. This particular evaluation brief is to inform a discussion of alternative rating structures for Kentucky STARS for KIDS Now. The brief provides a theoretical review of possible rating structures.
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
An examination features of coaching and other on-site, individualized professional development strategies associated with positive outcomes for early childhood practitioners and children, based on a research review and a multi-case study of coaching in quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS)
A summary of an examination features of coaching and other on-site, individualized professional development strategies associated with positive outcomes for early childhood practitioners and children, based on a research review and a multi-case study of coaching in quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS)
This report covers 18 months of the Minnesota Parent Aware QRIS pilot from July, 2008 through December, 2009, and is part of the process evaluation of the program. The report addresses the supply of programs and the tuition rates charged by programs in the pilot areas, provides a synthesis of data from multiple sources to describe the number and percent of eligible programs that have enrolled in Parent Aware, their patterns of enrollment, and the star ratings received by those programs.
An analysis of the child care subsidy system in Anoka, Becker, Brown, and Hennepin Counties, MN, to determine the impact of tiered reimbursement on the availability of and access to higher quality child care.
This report details the findings from the year 1 process evaluation of Parent Aware. The first section provides a comparative analysis of Parent Aware with other QRIS. Next, evaluation findings describe stakeholder perceptions about the program and its successes and challenges to date and provides an analysis of findings about early implementation of Parent Aware including program enrollment, recruitment, promotion and marketing, the rating process, on-site observations, and the provision of quality improvement resources and consultation.