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Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Reports & Papers
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. The RAND Corporation conducted a developmental evaluation…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Executive Summary
Over the course of the evaluation, we addressed ten research questions organized under two broad headings: (1) the assessment process and tier ratings and (2) coaching (Table S.1). To address these research questions, the RAND study team engaged in…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Other
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. The RAND Corporation conducted a developmental evaluation…
Delaney Katherine K., Krepps Karen, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For Head Start programs, the 2010 enactment of the Head Start Designation Renewal System (HS-DRS) reflects a national trend in rising accountability related to classroom quality for early childhood programs. Under HS-DRS, all Head Start programs are…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, January, 2021
Other
This section discusses quality set-aside basics, along with options for quality activities, as related to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).
Bassok Daphna, Magouirk Preston, Markowitz Anna J., January-December 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Despite substantial federal, state, and local investments in improving early care and education (ECE), we know little about whether ECE program quality has improved over time. The lack of data tracking the quality of publicly funded ECE programs…

University of Virginia. EdPolicyWorks, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In 2012, Louisiana’s legislature passed the Early Childhood Education Act, known as Act 3, which aimed to unify the state’s fragmented ECE system and improve school readiness statewide. Prior to this legislation, subsidized child care centers,…

Connors Maia C., Vergara Jessica L., Farrar Isabel C., March 2021
Executive Summary

This report presents the findings of the initial phase of exploration regarding the creation of a Chicago early childhood research consortium. Between October 2020 and January 2021, we conducted stakeholder interviews with 26 participants from 16…

Connors Maia C., Vergara Jessica L., Farrar Isabel C., March 2021
Reports & Papers

This report presents the findings of the initial phase of exploration regarding the creation of a Chicago early childhood research consortium. Between October 2020 and January 2021, we conducted stakeholder interviews with 26 participants from 16…

Rosenthal Marjorie S., Franco-Labarga Ana Elisa, Jeon Sangchoon, Ma Tony, Crowley Angela A., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
FDC providers may join child care provider networks to feel a part of a community, gain assistance with licensing requirements, and to learn best practices in topics including early literacy, preschool education, health, safety, and small business…
Reid Jeanne L., Melvin Samantha A., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, 10 July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This study compares the characteristics of New York City’s EarlyLearn programs for infants and toddlers that are located in centers and family child care (FCC) settings with a focus on their experience of EarlyLearn quality-enhancement efforts in…
Reid Jeanne L., Melvin Samantha A., Kagan Sharon Lynn, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, 10 July, 2020
Executive Summary
This study compares the characteristics of New York City’s EarlyLearn programs for infants and toddlers that are located in centers and family child care (FCC) settings with a focus on their experience of EarlyLearn quality-enhancement efforts in…
Bromer Juliet, Molloy Patricia, Porter Toni, Reardon Margaret, February, 2020
Other
This brief describes a pilot of the BTS Collaborative approach with family child care networks and other organizations that support HBCC providers. The pilot aim focused on improving care for toddlers in mixed-age groups in HBCC. Participating teams…
Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2020
Reports & Papers
This report highlights several broad data-use lessons drawn from the RAND Corporation's experiences as a research partner with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA), the QRIS in Los Angeles County. We analyzed QSLA data from 2013 through 2019 to examine…
Douglass Anne L., Halle Tamara, Tout Kathryn, December, 2019
Other
This issue brief presents the theory of change developed for the Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Social and Emotional Learning (BSC-SEL) that was designed and implemented as part of the CCL Project. A theory of change is a powerful tool that…