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Midwest Child Care Research Consortium

Resource Type: Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Principal Investigator(s): Raikes, Helen;
Date Issued: 2004
Description: A study that undertakes four tasks: (1) piloting and validating four linked state child care Quality Rating Systems (QRS); (2) identifying what training providers at different levels in the QRS select; (3) measuring the effects of training on child care quality; and (4) assessing provider attitudes about professional development, and parent attitudes about quality ratings. Methods include interviews and observations involving four hundred child care centers and family child care homes, 600 classrooms, 2,200 child care providers, and 200 child care center directors in 8 randomly selected communities (one rural and one urban community from each state), in addition to interviews and focus groups with subsidy-receiving and non-subsidy-receiving parents. The study informs child care policy and program choices about investments in child care quality and provider training and professional development, and outcomes that relate to alternative child care subsidy policies.
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Grantee(s)/ Contractor(s): University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Center on Children, Families, and the Law
Funder(s): United States. Child Care Bureau
Contact(s): Raikes, Helen
Source: University of Nebraska--Lincoln, Center on Children, Families, and the Law
Topics: Child Care & Early Education Quality > Quality Initiatives

Child Care & Early Education Provider Workforce > Training, Mentoring, & Apprenticeships

Policies > Child Care & Early Education Policies > Subsidies
Start Date: 09/30/2004
End Date: 09/29/2008
Project Type: Child Care Policy Research Projects
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