Quality Measures
Strong Foundations For Our Youngest Children


Skip Navigation Links.


Skip Navigation Links.

Content Type

Skip Navigation Links.

Advanced Search

Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education Settings: A Compendium of Measures, Second Edition

Tamara Halle, Jessica Vick Whittaker, Rachel Anderson
April 2013

The compendium was compiled by Child Trends for the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation of the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to provide a consistent framework with which to review the existing measures of the quality of early care and education settings. Measures are sorted by purpose (improvement, monitoring/accreditation, research/evaluation).

The aim is to provide uniform information about quality measures. It is hoped that such information will be useful to researchers and practitioners, and help to inform the measurement of quality for policy-related purposes.