The Tobin School

TCS Participating in EEC Research Study on Childcare Quality

Massachusetts Dept. of Early EducationThe Tobin Children’s School is honored to be chosen by our licensing agency, the MA Department of Early Education and Care, to participate in a research study on childcare quality  in our state. This study is being facilitated by New Profit and Abt Associates, a Boston-based research firm. As part of this important study, we are hosting observers from Abt Associates in four of our TCS classrooms. Our  program administrators and Lead Teachers are also completing various survey documents about their work.

The classroom observers  from Abt Associations do not interact with the children in any way, no photographs are taken, and no child information is being gathered. Their role is to view teacher-child interactions and see our daily routines. Four classrooms were randomly chosen by Abt and the Infant classroom has already hosted their observer. The remaining observations will occur as follows:

  • Preschool One visit: Wednesday, 11/2 from 8:45-11:15
  • PreK Two visit: Thursday, 11/3 from 8:30-12:30
  • Toddler One Visit: Monday, 11/7 from 8:30-11:00
  • We are proud to have been selected for this important research study.