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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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).

The National Program Standards Crosswalk Tool is a tool designed to help States that are developing and aligning program standards for licensing, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and/or prekindergarten programs, to search and...

Creating and sustaining a coordinated early childhood system requires a focus on sustainable financing. This toolkit is a collection of tools, guidance, and resources for state early childhood leaders who want to learn more about different aspects of financing.

Home-based child care (HBCC) has always been an important part of the child care supply for families of school-age children. This practice brief will explore challenges and promising practices to support school-age children in accessing high-quality experiences in home-based care, which has...

This tip sheet on data systems is a compilation of best practices and suggestions to improve the accuracy and usefulness of data collected, improve the reporting of data, and establish a data culture to increase the use of data in early childhood care and education.

Este informe  presenta estudios sobre calidades de programas, estrategias de financiación e información, un programa en primer plano y otros recursos de interés que apoyan ponderación y planificación de programas y su implementación.

NCASE has developed a number of resources focused on supporting the out-of-school time workforce. NCASE Workforce Resources include archived webinars, a practice brief, and the OST Professional Development System Building Toolkit as well as questions for reflection and action steps.