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 brief provides research-based information to support state agency staff as they design and implement consumer education websites and other resources, such as quality rating and improvement systems.

This tool is designed to support state child care leaders and infant/toddler stakeholders as they assess, prioritize, plan, implement, and evaluate state policies in order to strengthen the quality of child care services infants, toddlers, and their families receive.

This guide outlines the many important skills, tools, and strategies needed by Tribal CCDF Lead Agency staff to implement a monitoring program and meet the variety of challenges they will encounter in their work.

This brief highlights key information from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) about the various types of funding that early care and education (ECE) centers receive.

This brief summarizes the experience, educational attainment, weekly work hours, and wages that characterize the ECE workforce and identifies questions for state ECE leaders to consider in relation to...

This brief uses data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to provide an overview of the different types of home-based providers as well as information about these providers.

This brief summarizes data gathered by the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) examining early care and education (ECE) centers that participate in Head Start and...

The National Survey of Early Care and Education reached 12,000 families and large numbers of home-based and center-based programs (6,000 home-based providers, 5,600 classroom staff, and 8,200 program directors).

This brief describes findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) about how families make these types of decisions.

This brief is focused on describing enrollment size, ages served, and the extent to which center hours of operations vary by age group served.