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 includes a description of family child care (FCC) networks. It also outlines a well-informed strategy for supporting high-quality family child care:

This practice brief, Promising Practices for Out-of-School Time Licensing and License-Exempt Systems, shares emerging strategies and promising practices on preparation and supportive policies for providers, PD require­ments, and...

Este resumen de la práctica comparte practicas prometedoras, estrategias y lecciones aprendidas sobre conceder licencias de edad escolar y exención de licencias compartido por participantes estatales con el fin de comunicar la información con compañeros en un ambiente comunitario.

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on July 25, 2017. The presentation provided an overview of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule regulations on coordination for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF grantees.

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on July 18, 2017.

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 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.