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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
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...
This brief by the National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement is an examination of current standards that apply to varied types of early care and education programs. It contains an overview of the types of program quality standards in States,...
Topic: Standards & Standards Alignment   Year: 2013
Governors can increase the number of children proficient in reading by third grade in their states by ensuring that their states’ efforts in early childhood and elementary education take account of three major and widely embraced results of educational...
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.
Topic: Standards & Standards Alignment   Year: 2015
Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition (CFOC3) is a collection of 686 national standards that represent the best evidence, expertise, and experience in the country on quality health and safety practices and policies that should be followed in today's early...
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...
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...
Topic: Standards & Standards Alignment   Year: 2008
This report provides a crosswalk of the NAEYC accreditation system with other accreditation/assessment systems including the American Montessori Society, Head Start, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The purpose of the crosswalk...
A brief that provides an overview of standards that could be incorporated into QRIS to begin to address making QRIS more cultural appropriate
This 50-state matrix (as well as the District of Columbia) provides data on the status of states in establishing early learning guidelines and inclusion of curriculum and child assessment in standards established within their state quality rating and...