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 one-pager explains how the Provider Cost of Quality Calculator can help states, territories, and tribes understand the costs of COVID-19 mitigation practices in early care and education settings and can inform the design of financial support and...

This resource handout provides 5 key steps administrators can use to prepare the FY 2022–2024 Child Care and...

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has hit child care programs hard. CCDF lead agencies have an opportunity to help stabilize the child care market and to make certain that all families have access to all ECE services they need.

Finding existing openings on a real-time basis is difficult even in the best of...

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the child care field in many ways, and Child Care and Development Fund administrators have faced unprecedented leadership challenges.

This plenary session explored new ways of conceptualizing and measuring quality in early childhood.

This peer-learning breakout focused on states that have been successful with apprenticeship programs, higher education articulation, and online training opportunities.

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has hit child care programs hard. CCDF lead agencies have an opportunity to help stabilize the child care market and to make certain that all families have access to all ECE services they need.

This panel, grounded in research and best practices, took a deep dive into three data-related issues: 1. Understanding provider data to make policy-informed decisions 2. Using a data trust to link data 3.

During the Tribal CCDF Administrators Premeeting Event, Tribal CCDF administrators,...