Comparison of State Licensing and QRIS Standards for Infants and Toddlers in Child Care Centers: Learning Environment, Developmental Domains, and Assessment

This document has been developed to help inform States about current program quality standards found in learning environment, developmental domains addressed in learning activities, and observation/assessment methods to track children’s development for the care of infants and toddlers in center-based settings. Two types of state program quality standards were reviewed and analyzed for this brief: child care licensing regulations and QRIS standards. Also included are summaries of the Early Head Start Program Performance Standards in these content areas.

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  • Leadership and Coordination
    • Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships
  • Promoting Children's Development
    • Early Learning and Development Standards
  • Protecting Children's Health and Safety
    • Health and Safety Requirements and Standards
  • Quality Improvement
    • Program Quality Standards
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