This study examined Quality Rating and Improvement System family partnership indicators in the context of the three dimensions of family-sensitive care (attitudes, knowledge and practice) and informed future work on measures of family engagement/family-sensitive care to include in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems.
The study described promising examples of Quality, Rating, and Improvement Systems indicators that emphasize the importance of positive family-provider relationships and strategies for further developing and refining existing Quality Rating and Improvement System indicators in this area. Specifically, four Quality Rating and Improvement System indicators were identified as most promising for alignment with the three dimensions of family-sensitive care. These indicators include written communication, parent surveys, activities with families, and community resources.
Report Title: Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) and Family-Sensitive Caregiving in Early Care and Education Arrangements: Promising Directions and Challenges, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/cc/childcare_technical/reports/qrisfsc.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Nancy Margie, 202.401.5522
Performer: Bank Street College of Education
Record ID: 9792 (October 15, 2011)