Evaluation of Parent Aware: Minnesota's Quality Rating & Improvement System Pilot

This report covers 18 months of the Minnesota Parent Aware QRIS pilot from July, 2008 through December, 2009, and is part of the process evaluation of the program.  The report addresses the supply of programs and the tuition rates charged by programs in the pilot areas, provides a synthesis of data from multiple sources to describe the number and percent of eligible programs that have enrolled in Parent Aware, their patterns of enrollment, and the star ratings received by those programs. The report describes the implementation of Parent Aware, characteristics of programs participating in Parent Aware, including the number of children served by rated programs and an analysis of early care and education program scores on the Parent Aware Rating Tool and describes the quality improvement efforts undertaken.