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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This webinar was recorded on September 8, 2021, and was part of the series, Building Strong Systems of Support for Family Child Care: CCDF Administrator Conversations.

This webinar focuses on strategies and considerations needed to build state capacity for braiding federal funding to expand access to quality and comprehensive early childhood services. 

This tool is designed to support State child care leaders and I/T stakeholders as they assess, prioritize, plan, implement, and evaluate State policies to strengthen the quality of child care services that infants, toddlers, and their families receive.

Lead Agencies are required to use a portion of their Child Care and Development Fund...

Lead Agencies are required to use a portion of their Child Care and Development Fund...

This webinar was recorded on July 21, 2021, and was part of the series, Building Strong Systems of Support for Family Child Care: CCDF Administrator Conversations....

In this webinar, the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance is joined by partner, All Our Kin, and Toni Porter, in a panel discussion on the importance of...

This webinar focuses on strategies to use new federal funds to sustain a mixed delivery system. Elizabeth Gaines, executive director of the Children’s Funding Project gives an overview of federal funding.

The research to practice session focused on how state policy can inform research and how research can inform state policy. The session presented federal resources that can support state staff and researchers to work together effectively.

The QRIS Resource Guide provides guidance for states as they explore key issues and consider decision points during the planning and implementation of a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS).