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Child Care Development Fund Quality Performance Report Presentation to the EEC Board December 11, 2012.

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1 Child Care Development Fund Quality Performance Report Presentation to the EEC Board December 11, 2012

2 Quality Performance Report (QPR) Context What the QPR is: A new reporting requirement from the federal government imposed on States receiving CCDF funds A chance for states to report on progress made towards the Health & Safety and Quality Improvement goals identified in the FFY12-13 CCDF State Plan An opportunity for the Office of Child Care (OCC) to gather consistent data from states on a national level An insight into the program performance measures that the federal government will review annually What the QPR is not: A grant application; the QPR does not have any impact on existing CCDF funding 2

3 QPR Guiding Principles To assist states in completing the QPR, OCC established 5 Guiding Principles: 1.The FY12 QPR is an introductory baseline report – it is the 1 st ever data collected by ACF on CCDF quality funds 2.The main goal of the QPR is to provide states with an opportunity to report on quality improvement goals 3.Information collected on the QPR will align and build upon existing quality improvement efforts 4.The QPR will provide an annual snapshot of the child care quality indicators tied to quality improvement efforts 5.QPR acknowledges that quality improvement efforts vary from state to state, thus the report allows states to provide narrative information to support data 3

4 QPR Topic Areas The QPR focuses on the Health & Safety and Quality Improvement Activity goals set forth in the FFY12-13 CCDF State Plan: The QPR contains 4 Component Areas: 1.Ensuring the Health and Safety of Children 2.Establishing Early Learning Guidelines 3.Pathways to Excellence for Child Care Programs through Program Quality Improvement Activities (i.e., QRIS) 4.Pathways to Excellence for the Child Care Workforce: Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives For each section, states must provide a narrative update on progress, as well as data to support these quality activities 4

5 Ensuring the Health and Safety of Children The QPR requires states to report the following data elements to support health and safety progress: 1.Number of licensed programs 2,913 (LGSA)/7,718 (FCC) – Total: 10,613 licensees as of 9/30/12 2.Information related to program monitoring visits and their frequency ~37% of LGSA visited / ~37% of FCC visited 3.Number of licenses suspended/revoked 6 Suspensions / 3 Revocations 4.Number of programs terminated from the subsidy system 0 programs terminated from subsidy system 5.Number of programs previously exempt from licensing that applied for and received a license Unknown – EEC does not currently track this data 6.Number of injuries that occurred in child care settings 890 complaints received noted injuries to children 7.Number of fatalities that occurred in child care settings 4 children died in child care settings – 3 were in unlicensed care 5

6 Establishing Early Learning Guidelines (ELG) The QPR requires states to report the following data elements to support ELG progress: 1.Number of programs trained on ELGs Trained on the ELGs is defined as the director or other designated lead receiving at least 2 hours of training specifically on the ELGs within the past federal fiscal year 2.Number of children served in programs that have implemented ELGs At this time, EEC is unable to provide the level of detail requested by ACF- OCC: EEC requires that Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grantees provide training related to elements of the ELGs. In FY12, the following trainings were offered: 80 PD opportunities aligned with Infant and Toddler Guidelines 118 PD opportunities aligned with the Preschool Guidelines 115 PD opportunities aligned with the MA Curriculum Frameworks 5 on-line continuing education opportunities on Infant and Toddler Guidelines; 60 educators participated 5 on-line continuing education opportunities on Preschool Guidelines; 106 educators participated EEC does not collect/maintain data on programs that implement ELGs, so data on children served is unavailable. EEC is reviewing how professional development data is recorded and maintained to provide more granular data in future responses. 6

7 Pathways to Excellence for Child Care Programs through Program Quality Improvement Activities (i.e. QRIS) The QPR requires states to report the following data elements to support QRIS progress: 1.Number of programs that received targeted technical assistance Over 1,700 educators received TA related to QRIS and/or Accreditation, but EEC does not currently collect specific content areas 2.Number of programs that received financial support to achieve and sustain quality One-time QRIS awards: 196 LGSA /111 FCC Infant-Toddler Rate Increase: 785 LGSA /646 FCC 3.Number of Programs that advanced along QRIS 254 LGSA /383 FCC /19 exempt Zero programs moved down as EEC provided T/TA to meet self- reported levels 4.Percentage of subsidized children in QRIS programs Over 88% of programs in QRIS receive subsidy payments Nearly 50% of programs receiving subsidy payments in QRIS are at Level 2 or higher 7

8 Pathways to Excellence for Child Care Programs through Program Quality Improvement Activities (i.e. QRIS) 6.Number of Programs participating in QRIS at each level 7.QRIS Participation Rate* *FFC QRIS Participation increased from 784 to 3163 in 2012 *LGSA QRIS Participation increased from 574 to 1564 in LGSA ProgramsFCC ProgramsExempt Programs LevelProgramsLevelProgramsLevelPrograms Self- Assessed 1,449 Self- Assessed 3,110 Self- Assessed 137 Validated115Validated53Validated16

9 Pathways to Excellence for the Child Care Workforce: Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives The QPR requires states to report the following data elements to support Workforce progress: 1.Total Number of Educators with CDA, State Credential or Degrees (e.g., AA, BA, MA or PhD) 2.Number of educators included in the professional qualifications registry 22,392 LGSA /4,100 FCC /1,752 Exempt 9 Type of DegreeLGSA EducatorsFCC Educators CDA State Credential16, Associates Degree3, Bachelor Degree6, Graduate /Advanced Degree2,482243

10 Pathways to Excellence for the Child Care Workforce: Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives 3.Number of educators that received credit-based training 28,986 LGSA /3,484 FCC /61,457 Exempt 4.Number of credentials and degrees awarded in past year *EEC does not collect information related to dates CDA or Degrees received 5.Number of educators that received coaching/mentoring or consultation Over past 12 months, EPS grantees provided coaching/mentoring to over 12,500 educators representing 6,107 programs Topics included: Academic Advising, Career Counseling, CDA Advising, IPDP Development, Accreditation Counseling, QRIS Consults, etc. 6.Type and number of financial supports provided to educators (i.e. scholarships) 890 Scholarships Cohort College Courses to support 1,375 Educators 477 Individual Seats 10 Type of DegreeLGSA EducatorsFCC EducatorsExempt CDA3, ,441 State Credential*N/A All Degrees*N/A

11 11 QPR Submission Timeline and Next Steps December 11 th to December 31 st – EEC prepares QPR for final submission to ACF, which includes reviewing and analyzing data to ensure the Commonwealth accurately and positively highlights the progress that the Department has made in each of the aforementioned quality areas December 31 st – QPR submitted to ACFs OCC January 2013 – ACFs OCC will review QPR submissions for states and follow up, as needed February 2013 – ACF anticipates release of national data on CCDF quality activities from a national level Ongoing – EEC plans to utilize the data from the QPR to help develop its goals for the upcoming FFY13-14 CCDF Plan, which is due June 30, In addition, EEC continues to analyze its data collection systems to identify areas to improve data collection efforts to better respond to the quality performance measures as identified in the QPR


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