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Mar 11, 2015
Authors:
Laura Sosinsky,
Tamara Halle,
Amy Susman-Stillman,
Jennifer Cleveland,
Weilin Li

Understanding the match – or mismatch – of parents’ and providers’ perceptions of quality can inform efforts to improve quality, to strengthen family-provider relationships, and to assist parents in selecting child care that fits their child’s and family’s needs. As part of a larger project examining factors that shape parental decision-making, 92 QRIS providers in two states (46 in Maryland and 46 in Minnesota) and 19 parents of young children (ages zero to six) in Minnesota who recently applied for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program were asked their views on what is important to the overall quality of a child care arrangement.

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Authors

Laura Sosinsky
Tamara Halle
Amy Susman-Stillman
Jennifer Cleveland
Weilin Li