Conflict of Interest Updates

Conflict of interest is defined as:

  • Having supervisory responsibility for the program, classroom or staff that is being assessed.
  • Having a personal relationship with the director, owner or staff of the program.
    • A personal relationship would be defined as a friend or family member.  An Approved Rater would not be able to conduct a PQA at a friend or family member’s program.  Specific situations can be shared during the Approved Rater certification process and will be considered on a case by case basis. 
  • Having worked for the program in the past.
  • Having an employment or contractual relationship with a Great Start Collaborative, Great Start Parent Coalition or Great Start to Quality Resource Center to fulfill the duties of a Director/Coordinator, Parent Liaison, Quality Improvement Consultant or Quality Improvement Specialist.
  • Having a relationship with the program that results in financial benefit.