As researchers and policymakers learn more about the factors that influence teaching and learning in early childhood settings, the importance of family engagement is emerging as an essential element. National, state, and local family involvement projects are engaging thousands of practitioners, parents, and leaders in family involvement networks, professional development initiatives, training and technical assistance […]
This paper, published by the National Governors Association (NGA), discusses the importance of effective school leadership and access to high-quality early education as two of the most important determinants of educational outcomes. View the paper.
Numerous states include family child care in their quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) and many of these utilize alternative pathways to provide evidence of quality at specific QRIS levels. However, research examining the variation in QRIS models for family child care and the validity of alternative pathways as aligned measures of quality is limited.
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The Additional Notes have been written to clarify specific indicators. Be sure to use the appropriate updated Additional Notes for the version of the PAS book you are using. To determine if you have most recent, third printing of the book, look on the copyright page. The series of numbers on the right-hand side should […]