Coaching As Part of a Pilot Quality Rating Scale Initiative: Challenges To--and Supports For--the Change-Making Process (Early Care and Education) (Report)
Early Childhood Research & Practice 2008, Fall, 10, 2
Early Childhood Research & Practice
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Introduction Research suggests that the quality of center-based early care and education (ECE) and family child care homes in this country is generally mediocre (Helburn, Culkin, Morris, Mocan, Howes, & Phillipsen, 1995; Kontos, Howes, Shinn, & Galinsky, 1994). In addition, parents often have little knowledge about how good a program actually is (Cryer & Burchinal, 1997). In an attempt to improve quality and help parents make informed choices about the most appropriate settings for their young children, at least 14 states give ECE programs the opportunity to participate in voluntary quality rating scale (QRS) initiatives (National Child Care Information Center, 2007). Also known as Quality Rating & Improvement Systems, these initiatives seek to provide an incentive for programs to improve their quality by paying higher subsidy rates upon attaining higher scores. Knowing where programs lie on a QRS can presumably also help parents judge the quality of their ECE options (Mitchell, 2005).
- Category: Education
- Published: Sep 22, 2008
- Publisher: Clearinghouse on Early Education & Parenting
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 45 Pages
- Language: English