Kentucky STARS for KIDS NOW Process Evaluation
The Process Evaluation of Kentucky STARS for KIDS NOW was initiated by the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, Division of Child Care to provide an examination and assessment of existing STARS components and to provide a basis for recommendations to improve STARS implementation statewide.
The Evaluation was conducted by Child Trends, a nonpartisan research organization located in Washington DC. The Evaluation was supported by funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department of Community Based Services, Division of Child Care.
Provides an overview of key findings, strengths of the existing system and recommendations for areas to target for taking STARS to the next level of effectiveness. download
Provides an overview of STARS for KIDS NOW and brief information on the context for Evaluation. Details are provided about the specific research questions, methods and data sources used in the Evaluation. download
Provider Perceptions of STARS
Examines motivation to participate in STARS, perceptions of the STARS rating process, the challenges in meeting grid requirements, and implications for revisions to the rating process. download
Provision of Technical Assistance
Describes the overall patterns in the types of technical assistance received by providers by Kentucky Partnership staff and contracted agencies. download
Collaboration & Coordination of TA
Highlights provider perceptions of coordination and collaboration among TA providers, and SQC and PD Counselor perception of the TA system. download
Alternative Rating Structures
Designed to inform the discussion of alternative rating structures for Kentucky STARS for KIDS NOW. download
Resource and Referral
Provides information about how the CCR&R system serves early care and education practitioners, parents and stakeholders throughout the state. download
Provides information on the patterns of early care and education and school-age arrangements used by families in Kentucky. download