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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 article Quality in early childhood settings: universal values and cultural flexibility (page 78) within the June edition of Early Childhood Matters from the Bernard van Leer Foundation – A good start: advances in early childhood development – enables...
Citing studies by Dr. Walter Gilliam and the federal government, Linda Smith and Shantel Meek examine how implicit bias disproportionately affects expulsion and suspension rates of young, Black school children. The authors challenge the early childhood...
This report presents a rich and nuanced statistical portrait of America’s Latino children, drawn from the latest nationally-representative data. It is a complex picture. Some facets will be familiar, while others are less well known. All have important...
A brief that provides an overview of standards that could be incorporated into QRIS to begin to address making QRIS more cultural appropriate
These resources were developed to assist states, regions, and communities in bringing an intentional emphasis on diversity into their early childhood quality efforts. The materials are also available to help leaders, administrators, professional...
States  early learning system building efforts must be responsive to the unique needs of each and every child and family.  To that end, the  Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness portal on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge...
This fact sheet gives an overview of the findings of “Parent Priorities inSelecting Early Care and Education Programs: Implications for Minnesota’sQuality Rating and Improvement System.”  It provides recomendations about how QRIS can give parents...
Prenatal to Age 3 highlights early childhood policies that confront racial equity. Focusing on Minnesota, the plan describes how to promote social, economic, health, and educational equity by broadening the state’s current early childhood public-...
Student assessments are a critical component of any early learning program. Assessments are used to inform student instruction and to ensure that children are making significant learning gains based on age-appropriate expectations. For Hispanic English...
Evidence demonstrates positive benefits for student learning when parents and families are engaged in their children’s education. For young Latino children, many of whom have parents with limited English language proficiency and low levels of education,...