QRIS in Statute and Regulation

This overview from the National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement provides information on how quality rating and improvement systems are embedded into policy at the state level through statute and regulation.

Leadership Matters

This brief from the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership focuses on the need to emphasize leadership development within an early childhood organization and to address leadership credentialing in QRIS. 

State Program Quality Standards about Child Assessment

This brief by the National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement provides an analysis of the extent that State program quality standards include requirements or criteria pertaining to assessing children’s development. Three sets of States’ program standards were examined - state-funded preschool program requirements, quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) graduated program quality standards, and child care licensing regulations.

Unlocking the Potential of QRIS: Trends and Opportunities in the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Applications

Written by noted consultant Louise Stoney, this brief explores the ideas and trends related to QRIS that state leaders included in their Race to the Top/Early Learning Challenge applications.  It is designed to provide not only useful background information for state policymakers, funders, and nonprofit leaders, but also to stimulate discussion within the field about opportunities to advance high-quality