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The National Resource Library contains resources on a variety of QRIS focus areas. You can search resources by topic, author, date and/or type.

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Despite the fact that many early childhood initiatives depend on the collaboration of multiple organizations and stakeholders, little is known about what makes for successful collaboration within the field of early care and education. In May of 2010, a...
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...
Launched by the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) in 2017, Delivering on the Promise of Effective Early Childhood Education for Black Children is an initiative designed to dismantle the foundation of America’s preschool to...
The 2016 edition of Early Childhood Matters features contributions from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake; WHO Assistant Director General Flavia Bustreo; Alice Albright and colleagues at the Global Partnership for Education; and Susan...
This toolkit from the Center for the Study of Social Policy includes guidance and tools to assess effectiveness of local early childhood systems in improving the reach of early childhood services, promote coordination among those services,...
Early Learning Challenge: QRIS Planning Tool This tool was created to assist states in their planning to meet the Early Learning Challenge guidelines for development and expansion of state Quality Rating and Improvement Systems.
With goals of aligning early learning programs across systems and improving access and quality in federal early learning programs, in 2010, the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services established the Early Learning...
In April 2012, Louise Stoney, co-founder of the Alliance for Early Childhood Finance, served as a guest blogger for Sara Mead’s “Policy Notebook” blog that appears in Education Week. At this link, you will find copies of the blogs, which were published...
This policy paper outlines five action steps to leverage the value of early childhood education for a state's public education system.  Engage famlies and communities in early learning. Connect early childhood programs and elementary schools....
The field of early childhood education continues to grapple with the issue of understanding quality in classrooms. The lack of clarity in definition (or conceptualization) and related ability to assess (or operationalize) quality has contributed to a...