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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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The State Capacity Building Center has published a new, expanded version of the Early Childhood Systems Building Guide. This online tool is designed to support state leaders and their partners in their pursuit of systems building initiatives....
The BUILD Initiative, with the help of many of the country’s early childhood leaders, has produced an E-Book, Rising to the Challenge: Building Effective Systems for Young Children and Families. Through this E-Book, we share learning from the...
Shared Services is an early care and education (ECE) business model that enables center- and home-based child care providers to share costs and deliver services in a more streamlined and efficient way. A network of child care centers or homes are linked by...
The BUILD Initiative and the Center for Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) worked together with state leaders and national experts to strengthen policy that promotes effective early childhood teaching, birth through 3rd grade. A result of...
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...
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released a publication, Starting Strong III: A Quality Toolbox for Early Childhood Education and Care) (2012). The Quality Toolbox looks at what defines quality and describes five...
States are successfully working with their legislatures and governors to pass legislation that supports comprehensive early childhood (EC) systems, with a focus on better integration of programs, policies, and services to benefit young children and their...
The Big Picture Planning Guide is designed to support a cross-sector, state-level planning process that leads to a single, integrated, professional development system, across all early childhood sectors. The planning guide provides a four-step sequence...
Richard Fiene, Ph.D. has written a short paper which provides some thoughts about the various public policy initiatives/systems to improve early care and education, such as licensing, Head Start, Pre-K, QRIS, accreditation, and professional development...
The Alliance for Early Success released a new resource to help improve the lives of young children, especially those facing the greatest challenges. The Research Base for a Birth Through Age Eight State Policy Framework is a comprehensive research report...