According to Nobel Laureate Economist James Heckman, while it is tempting to increase access to as many disadvantaged children as possible, providing access to quality will deliver the best short-and long-term return on investment. In this blog post, he provides his rationale for asserting that program quality is key for actualizing the promise early childhood education has for elevating the lives of disadvantaged children and their families.
The purpose of this evaluation is to also
to identify the lessons learned and best
practices that can be highlighted and
shared with other states and early childhood systems that are interested in replicating GEEARS’ approach and impact.
This document notes highlights of a presentation- Maximizing CCDF Impact for Infants and Toddlers Changes in CCDBG Policies and Funding: An Opportunity for Infants and Toddlers and Those Who Care for Them - from the 2018 QRIS Meeting -
This meeting resource notes the highlights of a presentation - Reflections on the Use of Data in a State Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood – at the 2018 QRIS National Conference.
This fact sheet, from the 2018 BUILD QRIS National Meeting, provides links to resources describing the early childhood programs at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and Wake Technical Community College.
This presentation, from the 2018 BUILD QRIS National Meeting, examines how three states -New Mexico, Colorado, and Virginia -approach understanding and supporting curriculum and assessment practices in QRIS and covers the challenges and opportunities inherent in measuring, monitoring, and supporting child assessment and individualized instruction at scale.