Best Practices of Accreditation Facilitation Projects: A Framework for Program Quality Improvement Using NAEYC Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria

This manual from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) provides guiding principles and an overview of strategies for providing technical assistance, coaching/mentoring and facilitation for program improvement.  This information can be generalized for all quality improvement initiatives.  The focus of the manual is on working with the administrator/director as a primary engagement strategy.

Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education Settings: A Compendium of Measures, Second Edition

Quality measures were originally developed for research aimed at describing the settings in which children spend time and identifying the characteristics of these environments that contribute to children‘s development. They were also developed to guide improvements in practice. Increasingly, however, measures of quality are being used for further purposes. In particular, they are being used to guide components of state policies.

Tennessee State Profile

This is the Tennessee Star-Quality Child Care Program Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment Study.

Miami-Dade Profile

This is the Miami-Dade Quality Counts Child Care Quality Rating System (QRS) Assessment Study.

Compendium of Quality Rating Systems and Evaluations

Quality Rating Systems (QRS) are currently operating, under development or being piloted in over 25 states or local areas. As the QRS model becomes integrated into the landscape of child care and education service delivery, policy and the decisions parents make about child care across the United States, there is an increasing need for descriptive and comparative information about QRS implementation and evaluation. Acknowledging this need, the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S.