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Early Care and Education Quality Improvement: A Typology of Intervention Approaches (July 14, 2014) - This brief presents a conceptual framework of early care and education quality improvement (QI) approaches and provides the evidence base for various QI efforts. It identifies those QI approaches that are supported by a substantial or growing body of evidence, those for which there is little or mixed evidence, and those that demonstrate null or negative impacts on global quality, teaching behaviors, or child outcomes.

Best Practices in Ensuring Data Quality in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) (July 14, 2014) - Collecting and using data are core activities in a well-functioning early care and education Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), however the data used are often housed in different systems using different data management techniques. This brief describes specific strategies that can be used to improve upon the effective collection, management, and dissemination of QRIS data.

Best Practices in Data Governance and Management for Early Care and Education: Supporting Effective Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (July 14, 2014) - This brief provides guidance on best practices related to data governance and the development of integrated data systems that can support the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems.