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.
Most state QRIS use measures of program quality applicable to the age range served. This document identifies the program quality tool each state uses, how the assessment is used in the QRIS, and how the assessment is linked to program quality improvement.
A Closer Look at School-Age Quality Indicators in Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Standards
Of the 20 state QRIS standards, 16 states include school-age specific quality standards and indicators. Twelve of these states embed school-age indicators within QRIS standards and four have developed a stand-alone “school-age track”. Findings are summarized in this table.
Guidance for State Leaders Developing Quality Rating and Improvement Systems for School-age Programs
Many states are designing or expanding quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) to include school-age programs. This brief provides an overview of key considerations for developing effective strategies to including school-age programs in QRIS.
Observation is the single most important guide when choosing an early learning program for your child.
Narrow your list to 3-5 providers. Visit each facility or home. Meet with the providers or center directors, and tour the facilities.
Here is a checklist for you to use when touring each center or home.
Parent Priorities in Selecting Early Lerning Programs: Implications for Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System
This fact sheet gives an overview of the findings of “Parent Priorities in
Selecting Early Care and Education Programs: Implications for Minnesota’s
Quality Rating and Improvement System.” It provides recomendations about how QRIS can give parents culturally relevent information about charactersitics of programs that are of interest to them.
This audi-conference address issues related to building integrated systems of workforce preparation and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems.
This site provides a list of tools & resources for centers, family child care and group day care homes.