2018 QRIS National Meeting

231. Addressing Chronic Early Absence: A Critical Component of Realizing the Benefit of Quality Programs

Date: Tuesday July 17, 2018
Time: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Conference 1

Good attendance is critical to realizing the benefit of a high-quality program. Unfortunately, the focus on average attendance has caused programs to overlook high levels of chronic absence (missing 10% or more of preschool). This session will highlight how to use data to monitor chronic absence and partner with families to address attendance barriers and cultivate a habit of good attendance. Implications for quality improvement efforts will be discussed. 

Presenters: Hedy Chang, Attendance Works; Elizabeth Groginsky, District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education; Gayle Kelly, Minnesota Head Start Association

Resources: application/pdf icon231PowerPoint.pdf