Ratings Scales for Child Care and Family Care Programs. Good, Bad or Just Ugly?

Rae Pica with Thelma Harms, Marilyn Corliss, Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.

There is a drive underway to rate child care centers and family care providers. The aim is to provide parents with objective tools to identify the best providers and avoid substandard providers. But some argue that a ratings programs will increase costs on lower-end providers and eventually drive them out of business. Shouldn’t that be the point? Well, apparently the issue is not quite that simple.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Thelma Harms is Director of Curriculum Development at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Marilyn Corliss, Licensed Family daycare provider for for 28 years and author of The Message Board.com. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has over 20 years experience in the field of early childhood education as a teacher, director, curriculum writer, music director, and consultant for staff training and professional development.
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