MA QRIS and NAEYC Program Accreditation: Creating Alignments for Streamlined Quality Improvement

Speaker: 
Susan M. Hedges
Pam Roux
Time: 
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The BUILD Initiative and the QRIS National Learning Network hosted the 12th webinar in our "Let's Talk" series, MA QRIS and NAEYC Program Accreditation: Creating Alignments for Streamlined Quality Improvement:

Pam Roux from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and Susan M. Hedges, Ph.D from NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation reported the goals and progress of a collaborative pilot program. The program aligns Massachusetts’ QRIS system with NAEYC Accreditation by creating protocols for joint site visits, identifying proxies in documentary evidence, and exploring the process needed to create and maintain a reliable rater system for documentary evidence. 

Speaker Biographies:

Susan M. Hedges, Ph.D. is the Director of Program Standards and Assessment at NAEYC’s Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation. She is responsible for developing, scoring and analyzing the measurement tools used on accreditation site visits, and for ensuring that NAEYC Assessors are reliable and accurate.

Pam Roux is an Educator and Provider Support Specialist for the Massachusetts Department of Early Education (EEC). Prior to working for EEC, Pam was the Director of the Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Program in Sarasota, Florida. Pam holds a Dual Masters Degree in Audiology and Education from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s Degree in Audiology from the University of Florida. Pam currently oversees a number of projects for EEC, including the online systems for educators (QRIS Program Manager, Online Calendar and Professional Qualifications Registry), the statewide formative assessment project, Peer Assistance and Coaching (PAC) and multiple QRIS workforce projects, including the NAEYC-EEC Alignment Study.

Presentation Recording: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=1h9duc

Web Resources:

MA QRIS Resources for Programs: http://www.mass.gov/edu/birth-grade-12/early-education-and-care/qris/qris-resources-for-programs.html

The Office of Child Care’s National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement’s Crosswalk Tool: https://occqrisguide.icfwebservices.com/index.cfm?do=crosswalk