California’s Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) Quality Continuum Framework – Hybrid Rating Matrix and Continuous Quality Improvement Pathways

The Framework includes common, research-based elements, tools, and resources grouped into three core areas: (1) Child Development and School Readiness, (2) Teachers and Teaching, and (3) Program and Environment. This Framework is being implemented in the 17 Regional Leadership Consortia (Consortia) participating in RTT-ELC and is designed to both evaluate and rate early learning programs based on scientific early childhood research (Hybrid Rating Matrix) and provide a continuous quality improvement pathway (Continuous Quality Improvement Pathways or Pathways).