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Quality Initiatives and Research | Evaluation of the McCormick Foundation Professional Development Initiative in Chicago

As part of a professional development initiative in Chicago, the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership collected pre- and post test data (2002 and 2006) on the quality of early care and education programs at ten centers affiliated with social service agencies. The evaluation included measures of classroom quality, caregiver interactions, organizational climate, and program management and leadership. The Program Administration Scale (PAS) was used to assess the quality of administrative practices. The baseline data collected were used to create a profile of the child care programs to inform and guide quality improvements efforts. The Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) at Loyola University was the fiscal agent for the project and provided technical assistance to the ten agency-affiliated child care centers. For additional information about this research contact:

Teri Talan, EdD, JD
McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership | National Louis University


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