This report examines QRIS standards for child care centers and family child care homes in the 19 states with state-wide QRIS to provide information about which QRIS level (or levels) in each state meet Department of Defense criteria for child care quality.
This evaluation report examined whether the child care quality rating system in Indiana, Paths to QUALITY (PTQ), is effective in its initial implementation phases. The following questions were addressed: (1) Does PTQ actually increase the quality of licensed child care centers, registered child care ministries, and licensed family child care homes that participate? and (2) Are children in higher level PTQ homes or centers learning more or developing more optimally? Copies of the evaluation surveys are appended.
This policy brief discusses the topics that teacher competencies generally cover and presents options for how they might be developed and structured in California. Examples of major efforts by national organizations and other States are included. The National Education Goals Panel has cited the following five domains of development and learning during early childhood: (1) physical well-being and motor development, (2) social and emotional development, (3) approaches to learning, (4) language development, and (5) cognition and general knowledge.
This document by the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion presents a definition and conceptual framework for professional development (PD) in early childhood. Defining what is meant by PD is intended to guide efforts aimed at ensuring that the early childhood workforce is highly qualified and effective in working with young children (birth through eight years) and their families.
This report presents findings from the Wisconsin Data Sharing Project, which is intended to establish a statewide research infrastructure to strengthen analysis, interpretation, and sharing of critical administrative child care data from multiple State sources. It also intends to create a merged program and provider file and distribute key quality indicators to parents. Research findings that are pertinent to the quality rating system policy are presented. The proposed quality rating system and proposed tiered reimbursement system are described.
This 2007 Minnesota report presents key findings from a survey of parents on the factors that influence their choice of a child care provider and what they consider to be a good quality child care program. Data are intended to inform the development of a child care information/rating system.
This document highlights the Partners in Quality for Early Learning initiative, the accreditation project, the quality rating system, scholarship initiatives, and a compensation initiative. Lessons learned about Kansas City's experience in attempting to build a system of quality early learning throughout the metropolitan area are discussed.