Program Quality Assessment (PQA)

High quality classroom practices are important components of early learning and school-age programs. High-quality programs can give children a strong start and help prepare them for school and life. At higher levels of quality, early learning and school-age programs receive observation feedback that highlights practices strengths and areas for potential growth from a trained and reliable Program Quality Assessor. Program Quality Assessors use approved program observation instruments to examine a range of practices including child-teacher interactions, classroom environments, and business practices. They provide professional development to support early childhood and school-age professionals in their understanding of best practices and program observation instrument implementation.

 

Meet the Program Quality Assessment Team

Program Quality Assessors are located throughout the Commonwealth to support early childhood and school-age professionals in their continuous quality improvement efforts. You can “meet” the Program Quality Assessment team on the “Meet the Team” page of the PQA blog.

You can also email general questions to the Program Quality Assessment team at pqa@pakeys.org.

 

Additional PQA Pages