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 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 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.

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.

This document is a transcript of a webinar highlighting a collaborative effort by Region I States to share information on interdisciplinary consultation as a strategy to improve quality in infant and toddler child care settings.