Here is a draft of the Early Childhood Program Quality Improvement and Indicator Model Tool (ECPQIM Tool) based upon the key indicator methodology combining indicators from both research on regulatory compliance and program quality over the past 40 years. It represents a major cost effective and efficient advance in how best to monitor early care and education. This tool is being developed in the Ministry of Education, Province of Saskatchewan.
Also, here is a draft of a report presenting the results of two validation studies in the State of Washington and the Province of Saskatchewan validating the key indicator and risk assessment methodologies in early care and education programs.
About Dr Fiene
Dr. Rick Fiene has spent his professional career in improving the quality of child care in various states, nationally, and internationally. He has done extensive research and publishing on the key components in improving child care quality through an early childhood program quality indicator model of training, technical assistance, quality rating & improvement systems, professional development, mentoring, licensing, risk assessment, differential program monitoring, and accreditation. Dr. Fiene is a retired professor of human development & psychology (Penn State University) where he was department head and director of the Capital Area Early Childhood Research and Training Institute.
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