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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.

Topic: Standards & Standards Alignment Author: Any Date: Any Type: Any
A guide for implementing a QRIS, including guidance for the early planning stage, the development and assessment of standards, the use of incentives to encourage quality improvement, the financing of the system, and the outreach to promote parental...
Early Care and Education State Approaches to Integrating Strengthening Families into Quality Rating and Improvement Strengthening Families identifies what early care and education programs can do to help parents support their children’s development and...
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...
Topic: Standards & Standards Alignment   Year: 2016
Childhood obesity continues to be a national epidemic even among young children; thus, it is important to understand and share ways states are weaving prevention strategies into their early care and education (ECE) systems. The purpose of this summary is...
Topic: Standards & Standards Alignment   Year: November 2013
This document presents a national review of states’ and jurisdictions’ Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) that have been implemented statewide, focusing on how these systems can include standards that explicitly address the needs of infants...
Topic: Standards & Standards Alignment   Year: November 2013
This document presents a national review of states’ and jurisdictions’ Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) that have been implemented statewide, focusing on how these systems can include standards that explicitly address the needs of infants...
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...