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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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To gain more insight into different strategies for shaping and implementing QRIS, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) interviewed 48 child care center directors from nine states (FL, IL, IA, KY, ME, NC...
The recently released report, A Guide to Evaluating Pay for Success Programs and Social Impact Bonds, provides analysis of Pay for Success (PFS) and Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) and raises questions for lawmakers and communities considering PFS and SIBs as...
Recent changes to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) require a State’s child care market price survey to: be statistically valid and reliable; and reflect variations in the cost of child care services by geographic area, type of provider, and...
This brief powerpoint presentation created by Louise Stoney, co-founder of the Alliance for Early Childhood Finance, provides illustrations for aligning finance with standards in a quality rating and improvement system.
This annotated bibliography identifies selected resources on using tax policy, especially refundable tax credits, as a financing strategy for early childhood programs.
This report summarizes findings of a literature review and research syntheses in three areas — implementation science, early care and education quality, and costs. The goal of this effort was to create a draft conceptual framework to guide development of...
This toolkit is designed to provide state advocates and policymakers with strategies, tools, resources and options to make policy choices that facilitate the blending and braiding of funding streams to improve access to and length of children’s...
What does recent research say about child care subsidies? To answer that question for state administrators, program developers, and policymakers looking for a base of knowledge on subsidy policies, this literature review contains: •   ...
Often states reference “parental choice” and “OCC requirements” as to why they cannot limit use of child care subsidy for children in higher star levels in a QRIS.  As can be seen from this Policy Interpretation Question issued by the Office of...
Quality Rating Systems (QRS) are currently operating, under development or being piloted in over 25 states or local areas. As the QRS model becomes integrated into the landscape of child care and education service delivery, policy and the decisions...