To gain more insight into different strategies for shaping and implementing QRIS, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) interviewed 48 child care center directors from nine states (FL, IL, IA, KY, ME, NC, OK, PA, TN) about their experiences with QRIS.
Over the past few years, interest in assessing children as they enter kindergarten has gained momentum in states. The Center for Applied Research at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has developed this guidance to support states’ development and implementation of kindergarten readiness assessment systems.
This compendium reviews technical information provided by developers regarding the reliability and validity of 8 commonly used child assessments and 10 developmental screening tools and translates this information into user-friendly language. The compendium also aims to increase awareness about reliability and validity and how to evaluate whether an instrument is reliable and valid for the population and purpose for which it will be used.
This report presents results of in-depth interviews with technical assistance providers in 17 states that have statewide QRISs. The results highlight features of quality assistance they are providing as part of a QRIS, including: TA providers’ efforts to strengthen different aspects of quality, the coaching methods TA providers use, and the support TA providers receive to do their work.
A new report by Altarum Institute provides an in-depth look at how states are incorporating obesity prevention into their Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs) for child care facilities. QRISs are a voluntary, comprehensive approach to improving the quality of early care and education programs and have recently become the focus of state early childhood obesity prevention efforts.
This review of the literature is one of several components of the Measurement Development: Quality of Caregiver-Child Interaction for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) project. The main purpose of the Q-CCIIT project is to develop a new measure to assess the quality of caregiver-child interactions within varied non-parental care settings for infants and toddlers. This review describes previous work on both parent-child interactions and quality measures used in early care settings serving infants and toddlers.
The Toolkit is an informational resource for state administrators, child care and early education practitioners, and other stakeholders on how QRISs work; why it is important to conduct evaluation of QRISs; and on how to plan and design an evaluation of QRISs.