This report addresses how Minnesota's three scholarship program interventions been implemented (i.e., parent mentoring, receipt of scholarship funds and attendance in high-quality early childhood education [ECE] programs, and participation in the Parent Aware program rating system), including which types of ECE programs are responding to the scholarship programs.
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.
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.
This report describes the Early Childhood Initiative, which was developed to strengthen families through quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). The purpose of the work is to embed the Strengthening Families Protective Factor (SF/PF) Framework into all systems that touch the lives of young children and their families.