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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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This fact sheet is part of a series of fact sheets about the state of QRIS in the United States in 2016. It describes in detail the way in which curriculum and child assessment indicators are incorporated into QRIS.

This final presentation in the six-part series of Hot Topics webinars explores six essential practices for high-quality infant/toddler care. Learn the basics of continuity of care, primary care, small groups, individualized care, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness.

Family child care (FCC) plays a big role in meeting families’ early care and education needs, and is important for states, territories, and tribes topromote access to high-quality FCC options.

This brief is a resource for local, regional, and state stakeholders invested in engaging family child care (FCC) and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) providers in quality improvement initiatives and supporting this sector of the early childhood professional community.

Given the growing recognition of family child care as a significant sector of the early care and education field, there is a need for understanding effective quality improvement approaches that encourage provider participation in regulatory systems and quality improvement initiatives.

This 2-pager provides key information about NCASE and details NCASE supports and services, organized in the areas of resource development and management, provision of training and technical assistance, and training and technical assistance coordination and collaboration.

This guide provides general information for those beginning to administer or oversee American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF programs, bringing together the technical and practical aspects of AI/AN CCDF administration. References to specific federal regulations and guidance documents

This fourth webinar in a six-part Hot Topics series supports States and Territories in identifying multiple strategies for building a supply of quality infant and toddler care, specifically in high-need areas.

The National Center for Early Childhood Quality Assurance, in partnership with the BUILD Initiative, worked with state teams in the process of reexamining the structure and operation of their quality initiatives system, including Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS).

This webinar, held Sept. 26, 2017, introduced three new resources from the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance that focus on building the supply of high quality family child care through staffed family child care (FCC) networks.

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