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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…
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…

Bultinck Erin, Silamongkol Thanharat, Lowe Claire, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this report is to present findings from surveys of ECE providers about Parent Aware. Surveys were administered to currently Rated and previously participating Parent Aware providers to gather data about their participation in Parent…
Bultinck Erin, Silamongkol Thanharat, Lowe Claire, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, January, 2019
Executive Summary
The purpose of this summary is to report key findings from surveys of ECE providers regarding participation in Parent Aware. Administered in June 2018, the surveys gathered data from currently Rated and previously participating Parent Aware…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Daily Sarah, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
This study was guided by the following two primary research questions: 1. What were participants', mentors', and key stakeholders' perceptions of the Vermont STARS quality framework and quality improvement supports? 2. To what extent did the design…
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-…
Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Perkins Victoria, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report is structured in chapters that address each of the four primary research topics identified above. Each chapter provides an overview of the purpose of the chapter, a brief description of the methods used for data collection, a summary of…
Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Perkins Victoria, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Executive Summary
Bolstered by the RTT-ELC grant, Colorado launched its new QRIS, Colorado Shines, in 2015 and immediately engaged in a validation study from 2015-2017 (led by Child Trends) to ensure that the rating structure works for children, families, programs,…
Soli Margaret, Bultinck Erin, Daily Sarah, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
Coaching is a promising strategy to strengthen the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of early care and education (ECE) providers to best serve children and their families. Colorado Shines offers quality improvement supports, including on-site…
Soli Margaret, Bultinck Erin, Daily Sarah, September, 2017
Executive Summary
Coaching is a promising strategy to strengthen the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of early care and education (ECE) providers to best serve children and their families. Colorado Shines offers quality improvement supports, including on-site…
Moodie Shannon, Daily Sarah, Bultinck Erin, Abrams Jennifer, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
The launch of the new web-based PDIS, the revised Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential 2.0, and its integration into Colorado Shines presents an opportune time to gather feedback from users on the early implementation of this system. To…
Moodie Shannon, Daily Sarah, Bultinck Erin, Abrams Jennifer, September, 2017
Executive Summary
The Colorado Professional Development Information System (PDIS) is an online data system and workforce registry designed to track the training and education of all professionals in Colorado's early childhood workforce. The PDIS also provides online…
Cleveland Jennifer, Bultinck Erin, Tout Kathryn, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware is Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Parent Aware is a voluntary QRIS intended to engage, rate, market and support quality improvement in early care and education (ECE) programs. It became available to ECE…
Tout Kathryn, Cleveland Jennifer, Li Weilin, Starr Rebecca, Soli Margaret, Bultinck Erin, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware is Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early care and education (ECE) programs. The purpose of the Parent Aware Initial Validation Study is to examine the extent to which the rating process and the four star…