This document provides a description of the progress Pennsylvania has made in developing a professional development system framework for early learning and school-age practitioners.
CLASP’s guide aims to help states look beyond the major sources of child care and early education funding and consider alternative federal financing sources to bring comprehensive services into early childhood settings.
Guidelines for QRIS raters
The Mentors Toolkit was created to share best practice ideas and resources for mentors in order to build upon the quality of mentoring and to improve the uniformity of mentoring.
The Virginia Star Quality Mentor is responsible for assisting early child care and education programs, developing a two-year quality improvement plan and working with administrators, directors, family child care providers, and teachers to implement changes, support parent involvement, and connect programs with community resources. Mentors provide training and technical assistance to h
For anyone who is developing a QRIS, revising a QRIS or responsible for an existing QRIS, this paper by Anne Mitchell is a must read in thinking strategically and critically about what to think about in structuring different elements of a Quality Rating and Improvement System.
This link provides information on how providers can participate in Early Achievers including a toolkit to help them get started.
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.