Development of a Measure of Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ), 2010-2015

Project Overview

The goal of the FPTRQ project is to develop new measures to assess the quality of the relationship between families and providers/teachers of early care and education for children birth to 5 years of age. The measures will examine this relationship from both the parent and the provider/teacher perspectives, and capture important elements of family-provider/teacher relationships such as attitudes of respect, commitment, and openness to change and practices such as bi-directional communication, sensitivity, and flexibility. The project aims to develop measures that are appropriate for use across different types of early care and education settings, including Head Start and Early Head Start programs, center-based child care, pre-k classrooms, and home-based child care. In addition, a high priority of the project is to make the new measures culturally appropriate for diverse populations, including lower-income and higher-income families, ethnically/racially diverse providers and families, and non-English speaking families and providers.

Tasks for the FPTRQ project include (1) reviewing literature on family and provider/teacher relationships; (2) developing a conceptual model of the key components of family-provider/teacher relationships that promote family engagement and lead to better family, child and provider outcomes; (3) reviewing existing measures; (4) consulting with experts in relevant fields on possible content and format of the measures; (5) holding focus groups with parents and providers/teachers, developing items, and piloting the measure; (6) development of final measures for extensive data collection in a variety of care settings; (7) psychometric and cognitive testing to ensure the soundness of the measures; (8) the development of a sustainability plan regarding training on the measures and production of future editions of the measures as needed; and (9) developing, conducting cognitive testing, and pilot testing measures to assess the relationship quality between Family Service Staff and parents in Head Start/Early Head Start.

  Director Measure Provider/Teacher
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Parent Measure Family Services
Staff Measure
Family Services Staff
Parent Measure
FPTRQ Measures
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Full Measure Scoring Sheet Scoring sheet for
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Scoring sheet for
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Scoring sheet for
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Scoring sheet for
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Short Form Scoring Sheet   Scoring sheet for
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*Please see the Instrument pages below for the 508 compliant PDF versions of the Full Measure Scoring Sheets.

The point of contact is Laura Hoard.

Project Team

Federal Project Officer:
Laura Hoard, Ph.D.
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
370 L'Enfant Promenade SW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20447

Contractors:

Kwang Kim, Ed.D., Project Director, Westat
Nicole Forry, Ph.D., Child Trends
Lina Guzman, Ph.D., Child Trends

  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Parent Measure

    Published: November 26, 2014

    The parent measure (English version) is intended for parents of children birth through five years old who are cared for by providers or teachers in a center-based, family child care, or Head Start/Early Head Start program.  This English version of the measure asks parents general questions about how they work with their child’s lead provider or teacher (not aides or assistant teachers).  It includes 75 items (including eight demographic items) and takes about 10 minutes to...

  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Family Services Staff Measure

    Published: November 26, 2014

    The family services staff measure (English version) is for Head Start/Early Head Start family services staff (FSS), referred to as Family Service Workers (FSWs) in the measure. This English version of the measure asks respondents questions about how they work with all parents of children in Head Start/Early Head Start programs.  It includes 112 items (including 17 demographic items) and takes about 15 minutes to complete, on average. 

    The Excel scoring sheet for the English version...

  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Director Measure

    Published: November 26, 2014

    The director measure is intended for use with program directors in center-based, family child care, and Head Start/Early Head Start settings for children from birth through five years old. This measure asks respondents general questions about the early childhood education environment, the children enrolled in the program, and how the program supports family and provider/teacher relationships. It includes 57 items and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average.

    The Excel scoring sheet...

  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Family Services Staff Parent Measure

    Published: November 26, 2014

    The family services staff parent measure (English version) is for parents to complete about the Head Start/Early Head Start family services staff (FSS) member (referred to as the Family Service Worker (FSW) in the measure) who serves their family.  This English version of the measure asks parents questions about how they work with their FSW. It includes 75 items (including nine demographic items) and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average.

    The Excel scoring sheet for the English...

  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Provider/Teacher Measure

    Published: November 26, 2014

    The provider/teacher measure (English version) is intended for early childhood education providers and teachers of children from birth through five years old in a center-based, family child care, or Head Start/Early Head Start program. This English version of the measure asks respondents general questions about how they work with parents of children in their care.  It includes 64 items (including four demographic items) and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average.

    The Excel scoring...

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