Quality Improvement & Technical Assistance

Quality Improvement & Technical Assistance

Coaching and Quality Assistance in Quality Rating Improvement Systems: Approaches Used by TA Providers to Improve Quality

This report presents results of in-depth interviews with technical assistance providers in 17 states that have statewide QRISs. The results highlight features of quality assistance they are providing as part of a QRIS, including: TA providers’ efforts to strengthen different aspects of quality, the coaching methods TA providers use, and the support TA providers receive to do their work.

State Efforts to Address Obesity Prevention in Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

A new report by Altarum Institute provides an in-depth look at how states are incorporating obesity prevention into their Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs) for child care facilities. QRISs are a voluntary, comprehensive approach to improving the quality of early care and education programs and have recently become the focus of state early childhood obesity prevention efforts.

Quality of Caregiver-Child Interaction for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT): A Review of the Literature

This review of the literature is one of several components of the Measurement Development: Quality of Caregiver-Child Interaction for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) project. The main purpose of the Q-CCIIT project is to develop a new measure to assess the quality of caregiver-child interactions within varied non-parental care settings for infants and toddlers. This review describes previous work on both parent-child interactions and quality measures used in early care settings serving infants and toddlers.

Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems: Approaches to Integrating Programs for Young Children in Two States

This report focuses on the development, implementation and integration of quality rating and improvement systems in the States of Indiana and Pennsylvania including details related to the launch of these systems, financing, quality assurance, governance, early learning standards, provider engagement, consumer education and professional development.  For states just getting started in their QRIS development or states in the midst of expansion, there is much to be learned from this analysis of the work in these two states.