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Quality Improvement

Quality improvement systems focus on improving the quality of child care in all settings through quality rating and improvement systems and other quality improvement initiatives. The following resources provide information on common elements of quality improvement systems, including system planning and implementation; outreach, consumer education, and consumer engagement; provider supports and financial incentives; quality assurance and monitoring; and evaluation.

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On December 1, 2016 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) facilitated a 20-...

Explore the Fatherhood Connection resource flash to enhance fatherhood engagement in your program. This resource provides early childhood staff with information that can be quickly applied in any early childhood settings. ​

This presentation by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance at the 2016 QRIS National Meeting, focused on strategies for including license-exempt family child care in the quality improvement system and an analysis of States’ existing support systems and opportunities for...

On October 18, 2016 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted a webinar designed to explore strategies for building sustainable quality improvements, ways to engage school-age programs, create standards, select assessment tools, and provide support.

National snapshot of different types of school-age care received through CCDF subsidies

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-...

Find resources on program quality, funding, and a program spotlight in the NCASE Summer Learning Brief

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.

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (NCECQA Center) held a webinar titled High-Quality Early Learning for Dual-Language Learners: Moving from Research to Policy to Practice.

The Cost Estimation Model (CEM) is intended to be a guide, based on the best available data, to projecting the key elements and cost of implementing a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) in a State or community.

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