508. Community Based Approaches to Building Quality through QRIS: One Size does NOT Fit All!
|Date:||Wednesday July 13, 2016|
|Time:||1:00 PM - 2:30 PM|
|Location:||Grand Salon 13 (1st floor)|
|Speakers:|| Christi Balka, City of Philadelphia
Gerry Cobb, BUILD Initiative
Becky Mercatoris, Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning
Janice Moenster, Children's Home + Aid
Leah Pouw, Illinois Action for Children
NaDene Tucker, Wilson County Partnership for Children
Three states will share the local approaches they are taking to building quality in their state QRIS and the innovations that have been possible through the flexibility provided at the local level. Presenters will particularly focus on how state and local systems are working to expand QRIS participation among providers, improve the quality of early care and education programs and engage families in choosing high quality programs for their children. Audience members will be invited to share their own community-based approaches and to discuss successes and challenges with such a local strategy.