A Tool to Assess the Alignment of State/Territory PDS and QRIS

Professional development systems (PDS) and quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) are two important subsystems of the comprehensive early childhood and school-age system. State and Territory leaders can use this self-assessment tool to guide alignment across similar system functions. Leaders can use the tool to develop a common understanding of the mission and goals, identify gaps, and strengthen the design, implementation, and sustainability of both subsystems.

This tool is organized by five suggested functions:
 Define and Coordinate Leadership;
 Enhance and Align Regulations and Standards;
 Finance Strategically;
 Create and Support Improvement Strategies; and
 Recruit and Engage Stakeholders.

Related Topics
Professional Development
Quality Improvement
Office of Child Care (OCC)
National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE)
Resource Type
Tool kit
8 pages
Publication Date
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