Tribal Child Care: Exploring Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) (Brief #1)

What does quality child care mean to you?

  • Well-trained, caring and responsive teachers
  • A safe and healthy environment
  • A place where children will develop and flourish

It’s all those things and more. Research has shown that high quality child care in early learning and school-age programs makes a positive difference in children’s lives. It impacts their school readiness and helps to establish a foundation of social, emotional and cognitive development that carries on throughout their lives. Those of us who work with children know this to be true. We also know it takes intentionality, effort and time to develop and implement higher levels of quality. Any quality improvement effort is a step-by-step process, building upon what you have in place, and keeping your goals in the forefront to guide the process.

Publication Date: 
July 15, 2013
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