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Measuring young children's social and emotional skills

Good-quality tools to measure young children’s social and emotional skills are limited. We recently completed a project recommending measures of these skills.

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Developing effective QRIS scales

Using the principles of scale development can support the development of valid ratings for quality rating and improvement systems.

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Applying the Research


Child welfare data, by state

State-specific data about child welfare financing and other child welfare topics is available on the State Child Welfare Policy Database—a partnership of Child Trends and Casey Family Programs.

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