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What are the characteristics of early care and education program sites in the state/territory?

Data Elements

Class/Group

Site Structure

Program Site

Program Management
Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)

System

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)

General Analysis Recommendations

A full list of elements that could be used to examine the characteristics of early care and education programs or program sites is in the Program Site section of this document. The categories of Program site-level data elements are Identification, Ages Served, Licensing/Accreditation Information, Program Management, Workplace Policies/Conditions, Funding/Subsidy, Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), Quality Improvement, and Parent Knowledge Involvement. While a multitude of analyses could be performed using these data elements, examples of a few possible analyses are provided below. For each of these examples, further analyses could be conducted to understand patterns for subgroups of program sites. These analyses could be by Early Childhood Setting, Quality Improvement Participation, or QRIS Score.