ERIC Number: ED309867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Center-Based Preschool-Age Program Quality Review Instrument.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This revised Program Quality Review Instrument focuses on the evaluation of seven functional components of center-based, preschool-age child development programs in California. The components are: (1) philosophy, goals, and objectives; (2) administration; (3) assessment of child and family; (4) developmental programming; (5) parent education and involvement; (6) community resources and involvement; and (7) evaluation. The component on developmental programming has six areas for evaluation. Indicators and items for use in assessing program quality are specified within components. The instrument identifies the Child Development Division's expectations for program implementation. The instrument is intended for use not only in reviewing program quality, but also in self-review, as a teaching tool, and as a basis for planning program improvement. Verification of program quality is made through documentation, observation, and interviews. Programs are rated excellent, good, adequate, or inadequate; inadequate programs are required to submit a program improvement plan within 30 days of program review. A glossary of terms used in the instrument is provided. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Development Centers, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Preschool Evaluation, State Programs
Bureau of Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($2.00; California residents must add sales tax).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California