Session 1 Landing Pad (download version)

This landing pad offers research (Just the Facts, Ma’am), videos and DVDs (See for Yourself), web resources (Find It Online), and organizations/initiatives that can be used to guide thinking about Quality Rating and Improvement Systems and the ways in which they are (or aren’t) intentional in their focus on children and families who are diverse in terms of their race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, culture, and ability.

STARTING POINT: State Actions to Incorporate Issues of Race, Culture, and Language Into Quality Rating Scoring Systems

This paper is a starting point in three respects. First, states are at the starting point in developing and beginning to use different measures within their quality rating scoring systems to promote linguistic and cultural competence and equity, learning as they do so. Second, the paper is at best a partial reflection of what states are doing today, drawing from the most readily available resources and doubtless leaving out important state efforts.