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QRIS Indicator Types for Center- and Home-Based ECE Programs

 

Indicators  Center-Based ECE 
Home-Based ECE
N=  
40 39
Staff qualifications and training 
95%  95%
Environment 
90%  95%
Program administration, management, and leadership  83% 83%
Curriculum 
81% 78%
Family partnerships and engagement 
79% 78%
Interactions 
71% 73%
Health and Safety 
69% 66%
Child assessment 
67%  68%
Ratio and group size 
57% 59%
Community involvement 
52% 49%
Provisions for children with special needs 
50% 59%
Other 
40% 34%
Accreditation 
38% 27%
Staff compensation and benefits 
21% --

--Not asked of home-based programs

In 2017, the most common indicators for both center- and home-based programs were related to staff qualifications, which includes standards related to teachers' education, training, and years of experience. Almost all quality initiatives have some indicators related to teacher qualifications for both of these program types (95% for centers, 95% for homes). This was closely followed by indicators related to the quality of the environment (90% for centers, 85% for homes). Across indicators, there were few differences between centers and homes. The biggest difference is seen in the inclusion of indicators related to provisions for children with special needs, with 50% of quality initiatives having CQI standards for centers, but 58% having similar standards for homes.

Note that the teacher support question was not asked for home-based programs, because it refers to benefits that are particular to centers alone.