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The Benchmarks for Quality Improvement (BQI) were developed to assist States and Territories in assessing and measuring progress in program quality improvement systems and to assess their current status in improving their early education and school-age care quality.

The Benchmarks for Quality Improvement Self-Assessment Tool can help States and Territories assess their current status and measure progress in implementing program quality improvement systems.

The Provider Cost of Quality Calculator (PCQC) is an easy-to-use, dynamic Web-based tool from the Office of Child Care’s (OCC) National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement (NCCCQI), available for use by state and territory policymakers to help them understand the costs associated with high-

The Provider Cost of Quality Calculator (PCQC) is an easy-to-use, dynamic Web-based tool from the Office of Child Care’s (OCC) National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement (NCCCQI), available for use by state and territory policymakers to help them understand the costs associated with high-

Each State has a minimum number of children in care (i.e., threshold) that determines when a license is required.

This document is a two-page summary of a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing. The National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement produced these reports to support the U.S.

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on the characteristics of a strong statute that provides the backbone for the creation, maintenance, and enforcement of licensing rules.

This report focuses on activities, authority, and staffing as parts of a quality assurance system designed to ensure that child care licensing rules are applied consistently and fairly across a State.

This issue brief provides an overview of nine ways that State child care licensing programs are increasing their use of technology, including the use of data for caseload management and supervisory oversight, automation to support risk management and consistency in enforcement actions, linkages

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on defining and identifying child care providers operating illegally, the enforcement of States’ statutes, and methods used to support providers in becoming licensed.

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