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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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Advocates have made progress in getting the message to policymakers about the first three years of life and gaps that can begin in infancy—only to be met by shrugs of doubt that anyone knows “what to do about babies.” We know that an array of proven...
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,...
This brief presents a policy blueprint for State early childhood professional development systems. An integrated system of professional development should unite the early childhood sectors (i.e., child care, Head Start, prekindergarten, public schools,...
As of 2014, nearly every state and territory had established a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) or is planning for one. Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) play an important part in the implementation of QRIS in most states...
This research brief (OPRE 2015-48) is the first in a series which seeks to provide early childhood researchers, program developers, and funders with an introduction to implementation frameworks and promising practices in implementation science with the...
This report outlines the research that supports each of the policy areas in the Alliance for Early Success’ recently revised Birth through Eight State Policy Framework. Research at a Glance provides an overview of the evidence base for the policy choices...
Child Care in State Economies examines the child care industry’s effect on parents’ participation in the labor force, and provides extensive details regarding the industry’s state economic impact, including: usage rates, the role of public funding,...
High-quality child care has been shown to improve the academic success and life adjustments of children living in poverty. During the past decade, many American states have adopted voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement (QRI) systems in an attempt to...
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...