Engagement & Outreach
Learn & Grow is a recognition system that advances the quality of early care and learning to foster the success of young children. Learn & Grow provides a framework for all early care and learning programs to follow as they participate in continuous quality improvement activities. Learn & Grow resources and supports include:
- coaching and technical assistance
- funding for professional development
- quality improvement grants.
Starting in July, 2016 Phase I of Learn & Grow will be available for all licensed centers and homes in Alaska.
Rhode Island has engaged in a state-wide marketing campaign called Quality Matters targeted to families and organizations that work directly with families. These materials include:
Wisconsin has developed a series of Inclusion resource pages that identify national, state and local resources available to child care providers and parents. These materials were developed in collaboration with state and local agency stakeholders to promote the practice of inclusive care arrangements, and to support child care providers with information about best practices, strategies for success, and information about common concerns for families.
Great Start Connect is Michigan’s online Early Learning Resource and houses the licensed early learning and development program child care provider search database, the workforce professional development registry, connections to resources across the state, and consumer education information about quality child care and child development.
Helping parents choose, preparing children to learn.
This website went live in January 2012 and is designed to promote quality child care for both families and child care providers in the State of Utah. Every licensed center and licensed family/home provider will have a profile page on CareAboutChildcare.utah.gov.
This section of the Care About Childcare website is designed to promote how the new system can be useful to parents. Care About Childcare's (www.careaboutchildcare.utah.gov<
Choosing child care and other resources for parents.
As parents, you want the very best for your children. That’s what Quality Start is all about. When you choose a Quality Start member child care center, you know you are choosing a center that is among the finest in the state. Quality Start is a voluntary program for licensed child care centers, designed to recognize, support, and increase the quality of child care throughout Louisiana. Participating centers can earn up to five stars. Quality Start also offers training and incentives to child care providers to help increase their rating.