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National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Winter 2013
Reports & Papers
A comparison of the Illinois child care quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) ratings that child care centers would receive through either their accreditation status or their observed quality, based on data for 55 accredited child care…
Kalifeh Phyllis, Clements Melissa A., Esposito Beverly, 2013
Reports & Papers
A comparison of observed quality in participating and nonparticipating child care programs in Gold Seal Quality Care, a quality improvement system in Florida for accredited programs, and an examination of variations in observed quality by Gold Seal…
Kalifeh Phyllis, Clements Melissa A., Esposito Beverly, 2013
Executive Summary
A summary of a comparison of observed quality in participating and nonparticipating child care programs in Gold Seal Quality Care, a quality improvement system in Florida for accredited programs, and of an examination of variations in observed…
NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation, August, 2012
Reports & Papers
Findings from a study of the reliability and validity of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation site visit assessment tools that examine the relationship of program accreditation outcomes to programs'…
Walker Kate, June, 2012
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of issues related to the possible introduction of an accreditation system for out-of-school time programs in Minnesota
NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation, January, 2012
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Findings from a study of the reliability and validity of National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation site visit assessment tools that examine the relationship of program accreditation outcomes to programs' satisfaction of…
Oldham Innovative Research, 07 September, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of the incorporation of accreditation standards into state child care quality rating and improvement systems
NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation, September, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Findings from a study of the reliability and validity of National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation site visit assessment tools and processes that examine the relationship of program accreditation outcomes to programs'…
Modigliani Kathy, May, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article tells the story of the 4-year consensus-building process to design quality standards for the field of family child care. Working with the National Association for Family Child Care, the Family Child Care Project at Wheelock College was…
Batts Amanda, Hedges Susan M., May, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article describes an analysis conducted by NAEYC staff to understand how programs respond when they do not receive NAEYC Accreditation upon completion of the accreditation process. (author abstract)
NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation, March, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Findings from a study of the reliability and validity of National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation site visit assessment tools and processes that examine the relationship of program accreditation outcomes to programs'…
Xiao Mo, November, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The ineffectiveness of a quality accreditation mechanism can be attributed to the inability of the accreditation status to provide consumers with information they do not already possess. I present a structural model of demand allowing consumers to…
Boston EQUIP, 2010
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An examination of accreditation rates among and teacher education levels in early care and education programs in Boston
Moulin Christy, August 2009
Reports & Papers
An examination of the process by which early childhood programs in Boston with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation are attempting to conform to the NAEYC timeline to increase teacher education levels from…
McGillivray Gill, March 2009
Book Reviews
Peer Reviewed
A review of an explanation and discussion of the United Kingdom government's efforts to professionalize the early years sector workforce