Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Standards for Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Early Care and Education Settings
After a recent BUILD-sponsored meeting on increasing the emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity in QRIS, several participants drafted sample language for states to use in their efforts to be more explicit and intentional. While the document is still in draft form, it is available for states to use.
References mentioned by Sharon Ritchie in Live Session #1.
This landing pad offers research (Just the Facts, Ma’am), videos and DVDs (See for Yourself), web resources (Find It Online), and organizations/initiatives that can be used to guide thinking about Quality Rating and Improvement Systems and the ways in which they are (or aren’t) intentional in their focus on children and families who are diverse in terms of their race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, culture, and ability.
STARTING POINT: State Actions to Incorporate Issues of Race, Culture, and Language Into Quality Rating Scoring Systems
This paper is a starting point in three respects. First, states are at the starting point in developing and beginning to use different measures within their quality rating scoring systems to promote linguistic and cultural competence and equity, learning as they do so. Second, the paper is at best a partial reflection of what states are doing today, drawing from the most readily available resources and doubtless leaving out important state efforts.