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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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This fact sheet describes the numbers and types of organizations responsible for the administration and management of a QRIS as well as their responsibilities and types of agreements

This is a series of fact sheets about the state of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). Data are from the Quality Compendium, a catalog of the QRIS operating in the United States.

This webinar explores strategies for understanding your family child care (FCC) population and reaching out to and engaging FCC providers; and, outlines supports and services that can help improve the access to and sustainability of...

The State Capacity Building Center's Infant/Toddler Specialist Network is hosting a series of webinars on the third...

The 2016 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule outlines regulations for implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and administering the CCDF program.

This fact sheet describes the QRIS family-engagement indicators and stakeholder-engagement campaigns implemented in 2017.

Part of the 2019 Hot Topic webinar series, this webinar focused on policies and strategies for use by technical assistance providers and child care professionals to increase mindfulness and self-care.

This fact sheet summarizes QRIS program participation in 2017 by program type and quality level; this document also summarizes the types of data QRISs collect on child demographics.

On October 18, 2018 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) facilitated a webinar focused on exploring ways to improve the quality and supply of family child care for school-age children.  During active engagement and sharing, participants had the opportunity to:

Use this research-based resource to support early childhood state systems-building efforts to advance family engagement.

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