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Measuring Up to Our Ideals – A New Vision for Equitable Quality Measurement

March 31 2022
1:00 PM EDT

This webinar is the second in a two-part series.

When it comes to quality, are we measuring what matters most in early childhood settings? Are we measuring equitably? A new resource from national experts on quality measurement, Measuring the Quality of Early Learning Environments, lays out a vision for early childhood measurement rooted in equity and the principles of ideal learning environments. This webinar will introduce participants to fresh perspectives and new ideas for policymakers and program leaders to consider when evaluating programs that serve young children and families. The webinar will explore how policy decisions about what is measured (in classrooms, programs, and systems), how it is measured, and how the information is used can have significant implications when it comes to addressing or exacerbating inequities within programs and systems. It will also show how the Principles of Ideal Learning framework can help guide a more holistic picture of program quality.

The report’s co-author and three experts who contributed to the guide will be joining us for this discussion. They will share their reflections on its content and its implications for educators, program leaders, and policymakers.


  • Lydia Carlis, Chief Program and People Officer, Acelero and Shine Early Learning
  • Stephanie Curenton, Professor at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development & Director of the Center for the Ecology of Early Childhood Development
  • Bridget Hamre, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Teachstone


Jennifer Brooks, Co-Author

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