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 […]
When a center combines sick, personal, vacation and/or holidays days, often referred to as Paid Time Off (PTO), use the Alternative Item 5 Scale page to rate the indicators and score the item. This page is also found in the Additional Notes.
When a center separates sick/personal days and vacation days this worksheet may help you determine the ratings for 1.2-7.2 and 1.3-7.3 in the Program Administration Scale (PAS).
While there has been considerable research on the indicators of quality in center-based early childhood programs, there is scant research on the correlates of quality in family child care. A recent study was conducted to increase our understanding of the relationship between indicators of quality and child outcomes in the context of family child care.1 […]