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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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The Benchmarks for Quality Improvement Self-Assessment Tool can help States and Territories assess their current status and measure progress in implementing program quality improvement systems.

The Benchmarks for Quality Improvement (BQI) were developed to assist States and Territories in assessing and measuring progress in program quality improvement systems and to assess their current status in improving their early education and school-age care quality.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies are encouraged to coordinate the delivery of child care, early childhood, and school-age services.

On the Arkansas Better Beginnings’ user-friendly Web site (http://www.arbetterbeginnings.com/providers-teachers/providers), providers can access checklists, applications, toolkits and...

This document has been developed to help inform States about current program quality standards about health services, nutrition, and caring for children with disabilities in center-based settings.

This document has been developed to help inform States about current program quality standards about family involvement in the classroom/program, family communication and education, and family support and resources  for the care of infants and toddlers in center-based settings.

This document has been developed to help inform States about current program quality standards found in learning environment, developmental domains addressed in learning activities, and observation/assessment methods to track children’s development for the care of infants and toddlers in center-...

This document provides information and specific examples of how States and Territories can combine quality initiatives and programs to support high-quality infant toddler care.

A quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) is a systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early and school-age care and education programs.

Program quality standards reflect the structure and practices of programs to provide safe, legal, and effective services to children.

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