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EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF DUVAL Helping parents choose, preparing children to learn. a look back. GSOD 1.0. a look ahead. GSOD 2.0. Presentation at the Board Meeting – Wednesday – April 24, 2013. Acknowledging all our partners and stakeholders. Our Providers and Families
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a look back
a look ahead
Presentation at the Board Meeting – Wednesday – April 24, 2013
North East Florida Professional Development Consortium / JELP – Jacksonville Early Literacy Partnership
2003-2004 – QRS Pilot
From Consortium to planting the seeds for a pilot QRS – Quality Rating System – 14 Pilot Sites / centers
From 14 Pilot sites / centers – expanded to an ambitious100 sites / centers – still in pilot – success!
From QRS to QRIS – Multi County Collaborative culminating in GUIDING STARS OF DUVAL
Unveiled it to the public with a big event with Mayor Peyton on Nov 7, 2007 – GSOD was official.
Quality Rating and Improvement System
Peyton presents literacy program for 4-year-olds; $10 million plan would send instructors into city's child-care centers.(Metro)
Article from: The Florida Times Union | June 25, 2004 | Palka, Mary Kelli
Businesses rally to bolster child-care centers; Mayor names realty group and its tenants the first champion sponsors.
Article from: The Florida Times Union | June 19, 2006 | Palka, Mary Kelli
Mar 19, 2007, State may copy Duval's star rating system for child care The system is designed to help parents discern between qualified and nonqualified child care centers, Main said.
Star ratings aim to help child care reach higher; OFFICIAL START IS TODAY Duval's Guiding Stars helps care centers focus more on education. GUIDING PARENTS The hope is that ratings will show them places that fit their children.
Article from: The Florida Times Union | November 7, 2007 | Mitchell, Tia
to set policy direction for the comprehensive system
reflect effective practices, programs, & practitioners and are aligned across the system
to offer technical assistance and promote professional development
Families Supported and Children Thriving
Research & development
includes cross-system data, planning, analysis, and evaluation
to track program performance and results based on standards
Parent Leadership development
to inform families, providers, and the public
sufficient to assure comprehensive quality services based on standards
GSOD 1.0 - 5 Domains of Guiding Stars of Duval
(Accompanied by a 75-page manual)
How many centers have a star rating in Duval?
89% of the centers with a star rating have a 3-star rating or higher
Approx. 50% of the centers which serve school readiness children have a star rating
GSOD 1.0 - 3 Domains of Guiding Stars of Duval
Family Child Care Homes with a star rating
Approx. 8% of the FCCHs have a star rating
100% of the family child care homes have a 3-star rating or higher
CHILD-CARE CENTERS; A learning environment that reaches for the stars The Early Learning Coalition's guidance program almost a guarantee of success.
Article from: The Florida Times Union | February 21, 2009 | Palka, Mary Kelli
HOPE: Raising Our Children; An Exercise in Trust Finding the right child care: Ratings, reports, hunches Parents often are unaware of resources that can help them during their search.
Article from: The Florida Times Union | April 3, 2011 | Howard, Kate
Will Florida raise the bar for child-care centers? A new rating system, fewer exemptions, smaller classes are among the recommendations.
Posted:April 4, 2011 Read more at Jacksonville.com:
Jacksonville education commissioner to be keynote speaker at Guiding Stars graduation Read more at Jacksonville.com: by Teresa Stepzinski on November 14, 2011
Moving the Goal Post
Quality Rating and ImprovementSystem
QUALITY RATING AND IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM
GSOD 2.0 journey begins in August 2013