This slide deck is from the Measuring Up to Our Ideals - A New Vision for Equitable Quality Measurement webinar.
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 introduces 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 explores 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 also shows how the Principles of Ideal Learning framework can help guide a more holistic picture of program quality. Featured in the discussion are a co-author of the report and three experts who contributed to the guide. Panelists share their reflections on its content and its implications for educators, program leaders, and policymakers.
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Blog September 25, 2023
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Report August 29, 2023
A robust early childhood care and education workforce is at the heart of any solution to stabilize the child care sector, and adequate compensation is pivotal to that end. That reality comes through in the PDG B-5 grant applications; many states demonstrate a keen focus on supporting workforce compensation. This brief explores and synthesizes the strategies to increase compensation that states proposed in their PDG B-5 grant applications.