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BAS Documentation List—Long Version

This documentation list includes possible documentation to verify criteria. This documentation list was compiled to help providers prepare for an upcoming BAS visit. The list includes each of the 10 items in the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care and the indicator strands/rows (e.g., 1.1, 3.1, 5.1, and 7.1) that comprise each item and […]

Support One, Impact Hundreds: Evaluation of a Facilitated Cohort Model of Online Director Training

As the gatekeepers to quality, early childhood directors set the standards and expectations for staff performance, family engagement, and community outreach. Research has consistently shown that the effectiveness of program administrators is directly related to their own level of formal education and specialized training in leadership and management. Unfortunately, few program directors have had specialized training in educational leadership and business management prior to assuming their administrative […]

Implementing Continuity for Infants and Toddlers

Continuity of care during early childhood is not a new idea. Keeping children together with the same teacher and peer group, also called looping or sustained instruction, has been around the educational world for a long time and is standard early childhood practice in many countries.

Home-Based Child Care—Characteristics Associated with Different Levels of Quality

While the majority of research on the quality of early care and education focuses on center-based settings, more than half of young children in care spend time in home-based settings. The most vulnerable children, those from low-income, single-parent, and limited education families, are even more likely to use home-based care. This Research Note summarizes a study funded […]

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