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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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The Family Child Care Network Cost Estimation Tool (CET) is designed to assist State, regional and local organizations in better understanding the costs associated with operating a staffed family child care (FCC) network.

This brief includes a description of family child care networks and addresses supports a staffed family child care network can provide, particularly to special populations (family, friend, and neighbor care, license-exempt providers, English language learners, and dual language learners); the...

This users’ guide accompanies Strengthening State and Territory Infant/Toddler Child Care System Policies and Practices: A Tool for Advancing Infant/Toddler Child Care Quality.

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...

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 I/T stakeholders as they assess, prioritize, plan, implement, and evaluate State policies to strengthen the quality of child care services that infants, toddlers, and their families receive.

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.

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