How are you growing the capacity of your professional development providers (trainers, coaches, mentors, faculty) to support the people who work directly with young children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse?
This brief powerpoint presentation created by Louise Stoney, co-founder of the Alliance for Early Childhood Finance, provides illustrations for aligning finance with standards in a quality rating and improvement system.
This powerpoint presentation was provided by Teachstone as part of the CLASS/QRIS Learning Community and focuses on the CLASS training and observation process, answering such questions as “How are staff selected? How is reliability ensured with the measures selected? How are time and costs estimated? How are multiple measures conducted?”
This 2008 Microsoft PowerPoint by Zero to Three presents the implications of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) for infant/toddler child care. It is important to define quality, measure quality, support quality, and consider QRIS within the larger early childhood system. States should examine their developing and existing QRIS to assure that their systems do not allow for loopholes in infant/toddler quality. Contact information is included for the National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative.
This 2008 Microsoft PowerPoint presentation from the North Carolina Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development reviews the research on whether teacher education and/or training influences the quality of early care and education. Research is also presented that examines the interaction of education and training with other classroom factors. Supports that are needed for teachers include: (1) teacher preparation programs, (2) mentoring and supervision, (3) quality work environments, (4) increased salaries and benefits, (5) scholarships, and (6) online classes.