Quality Improvement & Technical Assistance

Quality Improvement & Technical Assistance

Continuous Quality Improvement in Early Childhood and School Age Programs: An Update from the Field

As a result of Creating a National Learning Community on Continuous Quality Improvement, a pre-conference session at the 2016 QRIS National Meeting, the BUILD Initiative convened leaders from nineteen states and the District of Columbia working in Early Childhood Education and Out-of-School Time to launch the Continuous Quality Improvement Community of Practice (CQI CoP).

QRIS 3.0 Tools and Resources

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems are evolving rapidly. As part of BUILD's effort to support QRIS to reform and strengthen early learning systems, we have created a suite of 5 resources, dubbed QRIS 3.0:

State Technical Assistance Resource (STAR): Mandatory Participation in TQRIS

This resource was prepared by ELCTA for a RTT-ELC state in response to its request for information regarding participation requirements of Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (TQRIS) in RTT-ELC states. This information will help states assess their TQRIS and incorporate the new Child Care and Development Fund regulations in licensing and TQRIS requirements.

Chapter 8 Impact of the Early Learning Challenge on State Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

This is Chapter 8 of the BUILD Initiative's E-Book-Rising to the Challenge: Building Effective Systems for Young Children and Families. This chapter discusses the impact of what many consider to be the centerpiece of the ELC: the requirement that states establish a tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), and describes benefi ts, early lessons, opportunities and future QRIS challenges.

Fact Sheet: QRIS Mission & Goals

Updated information about all of the QRIS operating in the United States and its territories is on QRIScompendium.org. The Build Initiative will be summarizing this new data and releasing fact sheets that answer some of the most commonly asked questions about QRIS. Our first fact sheet describes some of the most common themes in QRIS mission statements.

ECWES and PAS Crosswalk

When used together, the Early Childhood Work Environment Survey and the Program Administration Scale provide a comprehensive picture of quality related to a program's organizational climate and leadership and management practices. This crosswalk is designed to demonstrate how the tools complement one another.

Aligning QRIS and CCR&R Goals to Support a High Quality Early Learning System

Nearly every state and territory has established a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) or is planning one. In most states, referral agencies (CCR&Rs) play an important part in the implementation of QRIS. Because of this many stae leaders are rethinking the roles of these agencies. In 2014, the BUILD Initiative conducted a survey of states and interviews with state leaders in five states. The BUILD Initiative shares the result of that research in this brief.

QRIS Compendium 2014 Technical Assistance

This fact sheet provides a descriptive analysis using data from qriscompendium.orgi about how on-site TA is being implemented across the 39 operating QRIS in the US in 2014, including information on: the entities providing TA, the job titles used for TA providers, the number of TA providers delivering services for QRIS, and trainings or certifications needed for TA providers.