Quality Progress Report (QPR)

The Quality Progress Report (QPR) collects information from states to describe investments to increase access to high-quality child care for children from birth to age 13. The report is due annually on December 31. The QPR meets the CCDBG Act requirements for Lead Agencies to submit an annual report that describes how quality funds were expended, including the activities funded and the measures used to evaluate progress in improving the quality of child care programs and services. The annual data provided is used to describe state priorities and strategies to key stakeholders, including Congress; federal and state administrators; providers; parents; and the public.

Specifically, this report is used to do the following:

  • Ensure accountability for the use of CCDF quality funds, including a set-aside for quality infant and toddler care that began in FY 2017
  • Track progress toward meeting state-set indicators and benchmarks for improvement of child care quality per what the Lead Agency described in the CCDF Plan
  • Summarize how the Lead Agency is building a progression of professional development for child care providers as envisioned in the CCDBG Act
  • Inform federal technical assistance efforts and decisions regarding strategic use of quality funds


[1] CCDBG Act of 2014 658G(d); Child Care and Development Fund, 45 C.F.R. § 98.53(f) (2016).