Defining and Measuring Quality: An In-Depth Study of Five Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems
This report provides an in-depth look at quality rating and improvement systems in Miami/Dade County in Florida and in the States of Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania. This report, on defining and measuring quality, examines the approaches used by five states and communities to measure quality through QRIS.
This document is the final version of the Washington State QRIS Quality Standards, now completed after a 2-year field test process. Promoting child outcomes and school readiness is at the core of the framework.
In 2010-2011, Washington State Department of Early Learning and Thrive by Five
conducted a second year of the Seeds to Success field test in five sites across Washington State. A research team from the Childcare Quality and Early Learning (CQEL) Center at the University of Washington (UW), which included local coders from each community, was contracted to collect and analyze data from participating childcare businesses in the five field test sites. This report provides details on the results of the field test and recommendations for the Seeds to Success program.
Quality Rating Systems (QRS) are currently operating, under development or being piloted in over 25 states or local areas. As the QRS model becomes integrated into the landscape of child care and education service delivery, policy and the decisions parents make about child care across the United States, there is an increasing need for descriptive and comparative information about QRS implementation and evaluation. Acknowledging this need, the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S.
This document reflects lessons learned, recommendations and modifications from the two-year Seeds to Success Field Test conducted to create a final version of the Washington State QRIS Quality Standards. The field test process provided an opportunity to test quality standards as well as system supports and capacity necessary to implement to scale. The attached table details recommendations from local participants and community leads and the University of Washington.
Early Learning Guidelines, Curriculum and Child Assessment in Standards of State Quality Improvement and Rating Systems
This 50-state matrix (as well as the District of Columbia) provides data on the status of states in establishing early learning guidelines and inclusion of curriculum and child assessment in standards established within their state quality rating and improvement systems.
This webpage provides a chart regarding the use of NAEYC accreditation in QRIS and tiered reimbursement systems.