These series of reports and breifs present results from first year of Seeds to Success Field Test and Randomized Controlled Trial. Results suggest that when child care providers get one-on-one coaching and a modest amount of money to make changes to their program, the quality of the care they give children starts to go up – and pretty quickly.
The QRIS Resource Guide is intended as a tool for States and communities to explore key issues and decision points during the planning and implementation of a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS). The Guide is divided into eight sections. Each section contains a set of questions, with guidance for addressing the questions, for States to consider and discuss when planning, implementing, or revising a QRIS.
Abstract: The developmental and educational importance of high quality early care and education is well documented. The value of access to high quality care combined with the increasing demand for care has made access to high quality child care a central focus of U.S. public policy. State level licensure and national accreditation are the most prevalent strategies for promoting and assuring higher levels of care. More recently, Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) have emerged as mechanisms for motivating child care professionals to provide
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.
This evaluation of the Arkansas Early Childhood Professional Development System (AECPDS) consisted of a comprehensive review and assessment of the system's components to determine their impact on outcomes for early childhood professionals and on the quality of care for young children in Arkansas. As an initial step in the design of the AECPDS evaluation, a logic model was created through an iterative process involving the system's stakeholders. Data indicate that the State's investment in quality initiatives is paying off.
This document presents a summary of findings from the 2009 Montana Early Childhood Trainer/Instructor Survey. Survey participants rated the importance of 39 items in four areas related to early childhood trainers: (1) general characteristics; (2) the training topic/content; (3) adult learning principles; and (4) local community experts, specialists, and State agency staff.
This report presents findings from the 2009 Montana Early Childhood Trainer/Instructor Survey. Survey participants rated the importance of 39 items in four areas related to early childhood trainers: (1) general characteristics; (2) the training topic/content; (3) adult learning principles; and (4) local community experts, specialists, and State agency staff.
This Microsoft PowerPoint presents data to explore whether the quality of North Carolina child care has improved over time. It is examined whether center participation in Smart Start-funded activities has an effect on quality. Data show a significant relationship between Smart Start participation and classroom quality. The development and testing of a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) is briefly addressed.
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.