Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation Office of Head Start and the Office of Child Care
Interest in the quality of provider-family relationships in early care and education settings has sharpened the focus on defining and measuring elements of these relationships across settings for program improvement purposes.
These research-to-practice briefs are 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 inform the development and revision of Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) family partnership indicators and other efforts to improve family engagement practices across early care and education settings. Both briefs build on a 2012 literature review developed for the FPTRQ measures:
Family-Provider Partnerships: Examining Alignment of Early Care and Education Professional and Performance Standards, State Competencies, and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems Indicators in the Context of Research, 2013
Assessing Quality in Family & Provider-Teacher Relationships: Using the FPTRQ Measures in Conjunction with Strengthening Families™ & the Head Start Parent, Family & Community Engagement Frameworks & Self-Assessments – A Research-to-Practice Brief, 2015