Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Graduate Research Assistant for Early Learning - Quality Rating & Improvement System

Research Assistant - Evans School
For the full listing, search Req# 41970 at the link above

About Us:
The Human Services Policy Center (HSPC) is a research center at the Evans School of Public Affairs. The Center pairs applied analytic research with the promotion of policies that improve the lives of children, families, and communities. The Center addresses issues that matter to families, with special attention to the needs of those who are disadvantaged and focuses on policies affecting health, education, safety and economic well-being.

General Duties/Description:
This position will work primarily on HSPC’s Quality Rating and Improvement System project. The purpose of this initiative is to improve the quality of child care for young children in Washington State by helping the Department of Early Learning derive essential lessons about how to effectively implement a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). The project team will do this by directly evaluating the impact of three QRIS pilot programs and providing an evaluative profile of these pilot communities. The HSPC team is specifically tasked with helping build a statewide early-learning research consortium, which will tap into the varied expertise of many researchers at different institutions such as state universities and community/technical colleges, to provide the Department of Early Learning with a variety of useful information and analyses.

Closes on March 18, 2008