University at Albany

New York State Child Care Workforce Development Evaluation

CHSR evaluated three major initiatives designed by the State University of New York at Albany’s Professional Development Program (PDP) offered through New York’s Office of Children and Family ServicesDivision of Child Care Services.

Evaluation & Research

Major evaluation responsibilities for each of the training programs described above included summarizing participation, and designing and developing surveys to assess provider and trainer needs. A baseline study of inter-rater reliability among child care regulators was conducted. Pairs of regulators performed simultaneous inspections with a single provider; scoring decisions were compared for percent agreement, and measurement validation analysis was conducted.

Contact: Dr. Kenneth Robin