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1 EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF DUVAL Helping parents choose, preparing children to learn 1 a look back a look ahead GSOD 1.0 GSOD 2.0 Presentation at the Board Meeting – Wednesday – April 24, 2013

2 Acknowledging all our partners and stakeholders Our Providers and Families Early Learning Coalition of Duval Board Members Jacksonville Children’s Commission Episcopal Children’s Services Family Support Services of North Florida Duval County Public Schools United Way of Northeast Florida Florida Institute of Education at UNF Florida State College of Jacksonville Jacksonville Urban League Head Start Nemours Children’s Clinic Child Guidance Center Jacksonville Public Library Duval County Health Department

3 – North East Florida Professional Development Consortium / JELP – Jacksonville Early Literacy Partnership – QRS Pilot From Consortium to planting the seeds for a pilot QRS – Quality Rating System – 14 Pilot Sites / centers look back

4 – From 14 Pilot sites / centers – expanded to an ambitious100 sites / centers – still in pilot – success! From QRS to QRIS – Multi County Collaborative culminating in GUIDING STARS OF DUVAL Unveiled it to the public with a big event with Mayor Peyton on Nov 7, 2007 – GSOD was official. look back Quality Rating and Improvement System

5 5 Peyton presents literacy program for 4-year-olds; $10 million plan would send instructors into city's child-care centers.(Metro) Article from: The Florida Times Union | June 25, 2004 | Palka, Mary Kelli Businesses rally to bolster child-care centers; Mayor names realty group and its tenants the first champion sponsors. Article from: The Florida Times Union | June 19, 2006 | Palka, Mary Kelli Star ratings aim to help child care reach higher; OFFICIAL START IS TODAY Duval's Guiding Stars helps care centers focus more on education. GUIDING PARENTS The hope is that ratings will show them places that fit their children. Article from: The Florida Times Union | November 7, 2007 | Mitchell, Tia Mar 19, 2007, State may copy Duval's star rating system for child care The system is designed to help parents discern between qualified and nonqualified child care centers, Main said. IN THE NEWS – MAIN SAID…Newspaper headlines… to 2007

6 6 Market intervention for early education & care Good Outcomes  Higher Standards Higher Standards  Higher Costs Higher Costs  Higher Prices QRIS helps address this tension between standards, outcomes and affordable prices for families. What is a Quality Rating and Improvement System

7 Core Elements of a Quality Rating and Improvement System Provider/ practitioner support to offer technical assistance and promote professional development Monitoring to track program performance and results based on standards Communications to inform families, providers, and the public Financing sufficient to assure comprehensive quality services based on standards Parent Leadership development Research & development includes cross-system data, planning, analysis, and evaluation Standards reflect effective practices, programs, & practitioners and are aligned across the system Governance to set policy direction for the comprehensive system Families Supported and Children Thriving

8 Guiding Stars of Duval - Outreach

9 1. Learning Environment – ITERS & ECERS 2. Staff Qualifications/ Professional Development 3. Ratio and Group Size 4. Curriculum 5. Program Operations a.Family Engagement b.Program Administration How were the stars assigned? GSOD Domains of Guiding Stars of Duval (Accompanied by a 75-page manual) look back

10 to – GSOD 1.0 How many centers have a star rating in Duval? Approx. 50% of the centers which serve school readiness children have a star rating 89% of the centers with a star rating have a 3-star rating or higher

11 1.Learning Environment – FCCERS 2.Staff Qualifications/ Professional Development 3. Program Operations a.Family Involvement b.Business Practices / 12 – Enter Family Child Care Homes GSOD Domains of Guiding Stars of Duval Family Child Care Homes with a star rating look back Approx. 8% of the FCCHs have a star rating 100% of the family child care homes have a 3-star rating or higher

12 12 CHILD-CARE CENTERS; A learning environment that reaches for the stars The Early Learning Coalition's guidance program almost a guarantee of success. Article from: The Florida Times Union | February 21, 2009 | Palka, Mary Kelli HOPE: Raising Our Children; An Exercise in Trust Finding the right child care: Ratings, reports, hunches Parents often are unaware of resources that can help them during their search. Article from: The Florida Times Union | April 3, 2011 | Howard, Kate Jacksonville education commissioner to be keynote speaker at Guiding Stars graduation Read more at Jacksonville.com: by Teresa Stepzinski on November 14, 2011 Will Florida raise the bar for child-care centers? A new rating system, fewer exemptions, smaller classes are among the recommendations. Posted: April 4, 2011 Read more at Jacksonville.com: IN THE NEWS – MAIN SAID…Newspaper headlines….2009 to 2011

13 GSOD 1.0 GSOD 2.0 look back look ahead

14 Why did we put a pause on GSOD Provider Focus Groups – Summer 2011 and Summer 2012 – we listened and made changes. Providers’ concerns about ITERS and ECERS Teacher-child interaction to be measured better in GSOD CLASS – Classroom Assessment and Scoring System – measure of teacher-child interaction Research suggests that children in classrooms with higher CLASS scores have better outcomes Race To The Top Challenge Grants’ expectations – CLASS All of the above required a revisit of GSOD 1.0 standards

15 15 GSOD 2.0 – A Brief Preview GSOD 1.0 GSOD 2.0 Learning Environment – ITERS / ECERS Structure Quality indicators within a classroom - checklist Staff Qualifications and Professional Development No Change Ratio and Group Size No Change Curriculum Better organization of indicators – makes it stronger Program Operations No Change Teacher Child Interaction – Infants and Toddlers Missouri Responsive Caregiver Checklist Teacher Child Interaction – Preschool CLASS – PRE K – Classroom Assessment and Scoring System

16 16 Guiding Stars of Duval Moving the Goal Post Quality Rating and Improvement System An investment in quality early learning Changing from ‘day care’ to early learning centers Goal post - from child care supply to child care quality Children better prepared to learn and succeed

17 Licensing VPK Voluntary Pre-K Head Start Work Source School Readiness CCR&R Parents / Family Involvement Grants To Providers Professional Development Scholarships and Wage Incentives QUALITY RATING AND IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM

18 18 a look ahead GSOD 2.0 GSOD 2.0 journey begins in August 2013 look ahead


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