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The purpose of this review is to guide the development of a new measure of the quality of family-provider...

The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: Updated User’s Manual (revised April 2015) introduces the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) measures, describes how they were developed, and provides in-depth information on how to use them. Specifically, it explains why measures of quality in family and provider/teacher relationships are important and necessary and provides an overview of the measures; presents the FPTRQ conceptual model that...

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.  

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The purpose of this literature review is to identify key elements of family-provider relationships in early care and...

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...

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 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.

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The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures Short Forms:  Amendment to the User’s Manual introduces the short forms of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) provider/teacher and parent measures, describes how they were created, and provides information on how to use them and estimates of their reliability...

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...

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...