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This research-to-practice brief is intended to help policymakers, program managers, and practitioners learn how the newly released Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) measures can be used to complement or supplement two approaches, Strengthening Families™ and the Head Start Parent, Family and Community Engagement (PFCE) frameworks, and their related self-assessments, that have been frequently used by Early Care and Education (ECE) stakeholders...

This brief describes the process of measuring cultural sensitivity in the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality project. Researchers measuring cultural sensitivity in other fields may also find the information contained within this brief useful...

This brief introduces the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) measures for early care and education stakeholders. The brief introduces the constructs and elements included in the measures, the measures’ reliability, how the measures might be used, and how to use them.

If you plan to use the measures, we recommend reviewing the full Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.

This amendment to the User’s Manual for the measures developed by the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality project presents an overview of the family services staff and family services staff parent measures. The amendment also describes the development of the measures, including the pilot test; information about how to use and score the measures; and technical information about the measures and their short forms...

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...

The provider/teacher measure short form (English version) is intended for early childhood education providers and teachers of children from birth through 5 years old in a center-based, family child care, or Head Start/Early Head Start program. This English version of the short form asks respondents questions about how they work with all parents of children in their care, such as how easy or difficult it is for parents to reach them during the day and how often parents share information...

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...

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...

The parent measure short form (English version) is intended for parents of children birth through 5 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 short form asks parents questions about how they work with their child’s lead provider or teacher (not aides or assistant teachers), such as how easy or difficult it is to reach their provider/teacher during the day...

The family services staff measure (English version; revised April 2015) 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 11 demographic items) and takes about 15 minutes to complete, on average.  

The family services...