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Monitoring in Early Care and Education

Published: May 9, 2016
Child Care, Early Head Start, Head Start
Child Care and Early Education Policy and Research Analysis Project, 2005-2018 | Learn more about this project

These two publications address the issues facing early care and education providers because of monitoring by multiple agencies and organizations.

Coordinated Monitoring Systems for Early Care and Education provides an overview of monitoring and the major early care and education monitoring systems. It offers possible goals for a coordinated monitoring system and describes some approaches to addressing those goals. It also describes 11 dimensions that are important to consider in planning monitoring coordination efforts and highlights the efforts of two states, Ohio and Rhode Island, that are working to coordinate their early care and education systems.

Mapping the Early Care and Education Monitoring Landscape provides tools to help state/territory leaders document ECE monitoring systems, so they can more effectively plan strategies to coordinate monitoring across the various sets of regulations. The tool provides a framework and considerations to support discussions and planning of coordinated monitoring efforts.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019