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Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Player Daniel, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality preschool experiences can promote children's short- and long-term development, yet many children in the United States still lack access to high-quality care. Many states have turned to Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) in an…
Vitiello Virginia E., Bassok Daphna, Hamre Bridget K., Player Daniel, Williford Amanda P., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Use of observational measures to monitor preschool quality is growing rapidly. Although a large body of research has examined the validity of classroom observation tools within the context of researcher-conducted studies, little research to date has…
Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Player Daniel, Zagardo Michelle, January-March 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines whether parents' overall satisfaction with their child's early childhood education (ECE) program is correlated with a broad set of program characteristics, including (a) observational assessments of teacher-child interactions; (b…
Bassok Daphna, Magouirk Preston, Markowitz Anna J., Player Daniel, Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A rising proportion of four-year-olds now attend formal, or center-based, early childhood education (ECE) programs. Formal settings, such as Head Start, public preschool, and subsidized child care centers vary significantly in regulation, funding,…
Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Player Daniel, Zagardo Michelle, January, 2017
Reports & Papers
High quality early childhood education (ECE) programs can lead to substantial benefits for children, however many children are not attending programs of sufficient quality to yield meaningful developmental gains. To address this problem, states have…
Vitiello Virginia E., Bassok Daphna, Hamre Bridget K., Player Daniel, Williford Amanda P., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Use of observational measures to monitor preschool quality is growing rapidly. This paper examined the degree of agreement between local and research rater teams using an observational measure of preschool classroom quality, and the extent to which…