Quality Measurement in Early Childhood Settings

Quality Measurement in Early Childhood Settings
Author : Martha J. Zaslow
Publisher : Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
Total Pages : 431
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 1598571613
ISBN 13 : 9781598571615
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality Measurement in Early Childhood Settings Book Description:

A comprehensive resource on measuring quality in both center- and home-based settings, this book brings together more than 50 early childhood experts to establish what's working in quality measurement and how it can be strengthened to support better programs and optimal child development. Readers will explore specific approaches to measuring the quality of factors that affect school readiness, including supports for early language and literacy development math and science curricula and instruction environmental supports for social and emotional competence health-related factors such as nutrition and safety family sensitive child care cultural responsiveness services for children with disabilities To help them measure these factors accurately, readers will get critical analyses of dozens of assessment measures, plus an exclusive inside look at promising new tools. Martha Zaslow, Ph.D., is Director, Society for Research in Child Development Office for Policy and Communications, Washington, D.C., and Senior Scholar, Child Trends, Washington, D.C. Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, Ph.D., is Senior Social Science Research Analyst and Child Care Research Coordinator; Division of Child and Family Development; Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, Washington, D.C. Kathryn Tout, Ph.D., is Codirector of Early Childhood Research, Child Trends, Washington, D.C. Tamara Halle, Ph.D., are Codirectors of Early Childhood Research, Child Trends, Washington, D.C.