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The National Resource Library contains resources on a variety of QRIS focus areas. You can search resources by topic, author, date and/or type.

Topic: Culture, Language & Race in QRIS Author: Any Date: Any Type: Any
Language development is the key to literacy development and is often a predictor of a child’s academic success. For young Latino children, many of whom are English language learners (ELLs), early learning programs can provide significant language...
Effective professional development is a key component of successful early learning programs, especially as the population of Latinos and English language learners (ELLs) continues to grow. Early childhood education (ECE) educators need the knowledge and...
This resource list includes resources, tools, rating standards and policies used in quality rating and improvement systems that relate to cultural equity, sensitivity, relevance or appropriateness as well as to multicultural or bi-lingual education. The...
After a recent BUILD-sponsored meeting on increasing the emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity in QRIS, several participants drafted sample language for states to use in their efforts to be more explicit and intentional. While the document is...
A powerpoint presentation that provides guiding principles as well as recommendations for knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for effective bilingual teachers & QRIS rating specialists and makes recommendations for QRIS standards that support...
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...
Trend Briefs share data collected through the NAEYC Accreditation process and connect the findings to early childhood research trends. The analysis of this data tells the story of successful approaches used by high quality programs.    
This brief describes the process of measuring cultural sensitivity in the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality project. Researchers measuring cultural sensitivity in other fields may also find the information contained within this brief...
This compendium reviews technical information provided by developers regarding the reliability and validity of 8 commonly used child assessments and 10 developmental screening tools and translates this information into user-friendly language. The...