Establishing A Research-Practice Partnership To Improve Early Care and Education Supports Within Quality Start Los Angeles
Dec 17, 2020
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) that supports center-based and family child care early learning providers serving children from birth to age five. During a developmental evaluation of QSLA, the authors of this report identified strengths, challenges, and lessons learned that could benefit other QRISs as they create or expand data systems.
Lessons Learned from Quality Start Los Angeles
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Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. During a developmental evaluation of QSLA that focused on program coaching, assessment technical assistance, and quality tier rating perceptions, the authors of this report also examined data use at QSLA. In this report, they identified strengths, challenges, and lessons learned that could benefit other QRISs or early learning systems as such organizations create or expand data systems, noting that, even with good intentions and a strong data system infrastructure, data use might not always be implemented as expected.
This study was commissioned by First 5 Los Angeles and undertaken by RAND Education and Labor.
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