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Hilty Rowan, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hegseth Danielle, Thompson Joy A., Bultinck Erin, Fojut Jackson, Early Diane Marie, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Ensuring equitable access to high-quality early education for families from all racial, ethnic, and income backgrounds is a critical component for addressing systemic racism and inequality within the public education system. This study examined one…
Hilty Rowan, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hegseth Danielle, Thompson Joy A., Bultinck Erin, Fojut Jackson, Early Diane Marie, March, 2021
Executive Summary
To explore whether and how public Montessori pre-K enrollment policies might create barriers to access for underrepresented families, our team at Child Trends, with support from the Brady Education Foundation: - Compiled a national landscape scan…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Garrison Hallie, Early Diane Marie, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
LITTLE grants provide professional development support to enhance language learning and promote early literacy skills in high-quality infant and toddler classrooms in Georgia. This report provides a summary of some demographic characteristics of…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Early Diane Marie, Seok Deborah, June, 2020
Reports & Papers
In this brief, we address the following research questions in center-based child care classrooms for preschoolers and toddlers. - Research Question 1 (RQ1): How are various aspects of the work climate (e.g., wages, benefits, teacher stress, teacher…
Early Diane Marie, Li Weilin, 25 February, 2020
Reports & Papers
For the 979 providers who had both online and Georgia's Quality Rated star ratings, we looked at the correlation between the two types of ratings and found that Yelp and Google star ratings were significantly related to the star ratings assigned by…
Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, Blasberg Amy, Miranda Brenda, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Bingham Gary E., Mason Rihana S., Li Weilin, Bultinck Erin, Gebhart Tracy, May, 2019
Reports & Papers

This report examines the relationship between star ratings and independent observations of program quality, children's development over the school year, and work climate. This report uses child assessment, observation, and questionnaire data…

Early Diane Marie, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Maxwell Kelly, Bultinck Erin, Nugent Courtney, Mason Rihana S., Miranda Brenda, Blasberg Amy, Bingham Gary E., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines those providers', directors', and teachers' perceptions, including what motivated them to join, what supports they have used and found most helpful, and their suggestions for improving the system. This report presents self-…
Early Diane Marie, Sideris John, Neitzel Jennifer C., LaForett Dore R., Nehler Chelsea G., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale - Third Edition (ECERS-3) is the latest version of one of the most widely used observational tools for assessing the quality of classrooms serving preschool-aged children. This study was the first…

Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines how ratings differed according to the populations of children that programs served and program accreditation, how long the rating process took, and a comparison of programs' re-ratings to their initial ratings. (author abstract)
Tout Kathryn, Magnuson Katherine A., Lipscomb Shannon T., Karoly Lynn A., Starr Rebecca, Quick Heather, Early Diane Marie, Epstein Dale J., Joseph Gail E., Maxwell Kelly, Roberts Joanne, Swanson Chris, Wenner Jennifer, December, 2017
Literature Review

The purpose of this report is to compile and analyze findings from 10 validation studies examining ratings of early care and education (ECE) programs participating in state Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). The availability of recent…

Tout Kathryn, Magnuson Katherine A., Lipscomb Shannon T., Karoly Lynn A., Starr Rebecca, Quick Heather, Early Diane Marie, Epstein Dale J., Joseph Gail E., Maxwell Kelly, Roberts Joanne, Swanson Chris, Wenner Jennifer, December, 2017
Executive Summary
The purpose of this report is to compile and analyze findings from 10 validation studies examining ratings of early care and education (ECE) programs participating in state Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). The availability of recent…
Early Diane Marie, Li Weilin, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
The current project was designed to compare third-grade scores on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade (EOG) standardized achievement test for children who had and had not participated in Georgia's Pre-K. The goals of this project were to answer…
Early Diane Marie, Li Weilin, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Georgia's Pre-K, administered by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), aims to provide four-year-olds with high-quality preschool experiences to help prepare them for kindergarten. A recent evaluation of…
Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Li Weilin, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report addresses the first of the three primary objectives by analyzing Quality Rated administrative data to understand how the criteria, standards, and components are working together to create the ratings. The report focuses on the function…
Sotolongo Joy, Gebhart Tracy, Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this study is to describe child care providers' experiences implementing the Quality Rated Subsidy Grant Pilot Program. Findings presented in this report are intended to provide DECAL staff with information to inform subsidy policies…