What We Know and Don’t Know About Measuring Quality in Early Childhood and School-Age Care and Education Settings

Research BriefEarly ChildhoodMay 15 2009

Measures assessing the quality of children’s environments and interactions in nonparental care settings were developed originally for use in child care research and as self-assessment tools for practitioners. Within the last decade, however, these measurement tools have moved into the public policy arena, where they are now used to make programmatic decisions and inform consumers about the quality of settings.