165. Creating QRIS that Support Cultural and Pedagogical Differences

Date: Thursday July 16, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Annapolis 2
Speakers: Laura Johns, National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement
Christine Lowry, Montessori Now
Meir Muller, Cutler Jewish Day School

The field recognizes the importance of individualized approaches to care and education for children and families. Creating a QRIS that provides individualized technical assistance, observation and rating strategies based on differing pedagogies is critical to supporting an equitable early care and education system. Can QRIS be equal and equitable to the programs they serve? Are practices and perspectives supportive of family cultural practices? Individuals from Montessori and faith-based communities will be sharing their perspectives.