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September 28, 2017

Child-Care Rating System Effective in Nudging Centers, Parents to High Quality

A new study of North Carolina's quality-rating and improvement system shows that it has been successful in improving quality measures in the state's child-care programs.

September 27, 2016

Study: Measuring Quality a Challenge in Early-Childhood Rating Systems

A look at seven states in the Midwest shows how they have created rating systems for their early-childhood programs, and concerns over containing costs.

December 17, 2015

Cleveland Preschool Quality-Improvement Effort Reports Early Gains

The Pre4Cle program, which launched in the 2014-15 school year, works directly with existing preschools in an effort to increase enrollment and program quality.

July 15, 2015

Finding the Right Preschool a Matter of Public Policy, Private Enterprise

Public and privately funded web portals are under development to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition.

July 06, 2015

Washington State To Spend More On Early Learning Than It Ever Has

After much back and forth, Washington state legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee agreed to spend $158 million on early education in the state's 2015-17 biennium.

April 09, 2015

Changes to Child-Care Rating System in Michigan Offer Insight for Policymakers

Michigan is among several states working on a process of rating child-care programs that can be helpful to parents and spur improvement in the field.



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