310. QRIS and Public School PreK: A Match Made in Heaven or More Like Chalk and Cheese?
|Date:||Wednesday July 13, 2016|
|Time:||10:15 AM - 11:45 AM|
|Location:||Grand Salon 12 (1st floor)|
|Speakers:|| Manuela Fonseca, AEM Corporation
Lisa Hildebrand, Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children
Cindy Johnson, Nevada Office of Early Learning and Development
Katie Kelly, PRE4CLE
As states and communities extend QRIS to public school-based PreK programs a number of challenges arise. This session looks at several perspectives on alignment and integration as QRIS is implemented against the backdrop of the culture and characteristics of public schools. In addition to presenting stories from Rhode Island, Nevada, and Cleveland, the panel will look at national trends. Panelists will discuss approaches to measuring quality in public school-based programs, communication and collaboration, including how they engage families as they build strong public-private partnerships.