Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Do Existing Research and Measures Tell Us About How Best to Measure the Quality of Relationships Between Families and Their Providers of Early Care and Education?


This study produced a summary of existing instruments from various fields that examined family-provider relationships and an overview of methodological, conceptual, and logistical issues related to producing a measure of the quality of these relationships.

Of 62 measures reviewed, the study found many items that can be used as is or adapted slightly to capture key elements of high quality family-provider relationships. In addition, though, the study identified several gaps in both structural and content features of existing measures, such as few measures available in languages other than English and few items related to providers' openness to change, knowledge of family functioning, child development, parenting skills, or parents' work lives, or related to materials reflective of families.

Report Title: Quality of Family-Provider Relationships: Review of Existing Measures of Family-Provider Relationships
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Laura Hoard, 202-401-4561
Performer: Bank Street College of Education
Record ID: 9959 (November 26, 2012)

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