Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Improving Child Care Quality in Virginia: An Evaluation of the Star Quality Initiative

This study validates the rating system in Virginia's QRIS, the Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI), by examining associations between 71 targeted prekindergarten programs in the VSQI and growth in pre-literacy skills across early childhood. Research questions include: (1) Do programs' ratings relate to children's pre-literacy skills upon school entry?; (2) Do programs' ratings relate to growth in pre-literacy skills from pre-kindergarten to kindergarten?; (3) How do center and child characteristics vary by star rating?
Resource Type:
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Principal Investigator(s):
Research Scholar(s):

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

Release: 'v1.13.0' | Built: 2022-08-08 12:44:31 EDT