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Tout Kathryn, Friese Sarah, Starr Rebecca, Hirilall Ashley, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
This brief describes five metrics that can be used individually or in combination to support QRIS operations. The metrics cover QRIS eligibility, participation, ratings, density, and children served. Each metric can be calculated across a state or…
Madill Rebecca, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Friese Sarah, Paschall Katherine W., 2018
Reports & Papers
To our knowledge, no studies have asked which combinations of subsidy policies are associated with better access to ECE for low-income families (relative to higher-income families), from either a demand perspective (i.e., the perspective of the…
Epstein Dale J., Hegseth Danielle, Friese Sarah, Miranda Brenda, Gebhart Tracy, Partika Anne, Tout Kathryn, 2017
Reports & Papers
Based on the recommendation of the First Things First Research and Evaluation National Advisory Panel, in September 2015 First Things First contracted with Child Trends, a national research organization, to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of…
Friese Sarah, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Forry Nicole D., Tout Kathryn, February, 2017
Other
Establishing a common understanding of ECE access, and how to measure it across different types of early learning settings, is essential for state and local policymakers responsible for improving access. A common understanding of access allows…
Epstein Dale J., Hegseth Danielle, Friese Sarah, Miranda Brenda, Gebhart Tracy, Partika Anne, Tout Kathryn, 2017
Executive Summary
Based on the recommendation of the First Things First Research and Evaluation National Advisory Panel, in September 2015 First Things First contracted with Child Trends, a national research organization, to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of…
Friese Sarah, Epstein Dale J., Maxwell Kelly, September, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This is one of a set of five "Data Directions" that present issues ECE staff may encounter if they are interested in or attempting to share or link their data with other agencies. Each Data Direction presents a hypothetical scenario, and then…
Friese Sarah, Maxwell Kelly, Epstein Dale J., Abrams Jennifer, September, 2016
Other
Linking data collected by early care and education (ECE) programs to data collected by other agencies provides a unique opportunity for early childhood leaders to understand the full experiences of the children and families they serve. ECE programs…
Friese Sarah, Abrams Jennifer, Maxwell Kelly, Epstein Dale J., September, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The purpose of this document is to provide a list of resources related to linking and using data that could be useful to early care and education (ECE) programs. It is intended to provide supplementary information to the resources developed as part…
Johnson Anna D., Friese Sarah, Gretencord Rachel, Knopf Herman T., December, 2016
Multimedia
Child Trends staff presented an overview of the contents of the publication Defining and Measuring Access to High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE): A Guidebook for Policymakers. The authors discussed the Guidebook goals which include promoting…
Johnson Anna D., Friese Sarah, Gretencord Rachel, Knopf Herman T., December, 2016
Other
[PowerPoint presentation] Child Trends staff presented an overview of the contents of the publication Defining and Measuring Access to High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE): A Guidebook for Policymakers. The authors discussed the Guidebook…
Madill Rebecca, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Friese Sarah, Paschall Katherine W., 2015
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The purpose of the present study is to understand the role that state-level child care subsidy policies play in predicting disadvantaged families' access to high-quality early care and education (ECE). The federal Child Care and Development Fund (…
Cleveland Jennifer, Starr Rebecca, Friese Sarah, Sosinsky Laura Stout, Li Weilin, Beckett Alea, Tout Kathryn, April, 2015
Reports & Papers
The Parent Aware evaluation supports Parent Aware operations by conducting independent research to inform decisions about system design and revisions, monitor successes and challenges and provide details about implementation and outcomes to…
Tout Kathryn, Cleveland Jennifer, Friese Sarah, Sosinsky Laura Stout, Soli Margaret, Hirilall Ashley, April, 2014
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware, Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early care and education programs, completed its second year of a four-year statewide expansion at the end of 2013. The purpose of Parent Aware is to promote children's…
Friese Sarah, Tout Kathryn, Kirby Gretchen, June, 2014
Other

Collecting and using data are core activities in a well-functioning Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Yet, data used in a QRIS are frequently housed in different systems, using different data management techniques. Ensuring a high…

Friese Sarah, King Carlise, Tout Kathryn, December, 2013
Methods
The Quality Initiatives Research and Evaluation Consortium (INQUIRE) Data Work Group was convened to address a request from stakeholders for information on building an effective data infrastructure to support activities including monitoring,…