Quality Improvement & Technical Assistance

Quality Improvement & Technical Assistance

Understanding and Measuring Program Engagement in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

This brief from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) describes approaches to measuring QRIS program engagement that can be used by QRIS administrators and other stakeholders to distinguish between and address different levels of QRIS involvement among ECE programs. The brief describes QRIS metrics and identifies challenges and potential solutions to QRIS metric calculation.

Child Care and Early Education Equity: A State Action Agenda

The Center for Law and Social Policy’s Child Care and Early Education Equity: A State Action Agenda strives to (1) educate policymakers about key state early childhood programs, (2) describe challenges such as underinvestment and racial inequities, and (3) offer recommendations for how public policy can improve child care and early education programs. Download this resource below to explore.

Continuous Quality Improvement in Early Childhood and School Age Programs: An Update from the Field

As a result of Creating a National Learning Community on Continuous Quality Improvement, a pre-conference session at the 2016 QRIS National Meeting, the BUILD Initiative convened leaders from nineteen states and the District of Columbia working in Early Childhood Education and Out-of-School Time to launch the Continuous Quality Improvement Community of Practice (CQI CoP).

QRIS 3.0 Tools and Resources

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems are evolving rapidly. As part of BUILD's effort to support QRIS to reform and strengthen early learning systems, we have created a suite of 5 resources, dubbed QRIS 3.0:

State Technical Assistance Resource (STAR): Mandatory Participation in TQRIS

This resource was prepared by ELCTA for a RTT-ELC state in response to its request for information regarding participation requirements of Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (TQRIS) in RTT-ELC states. This information will help states assess their TQRIS and incorporate the new Child Care and Development Fund regulations in licensing and TQRIS requirements.

Chapter 8 Impact of the Early Learning Challenge on State Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

This is Chapter 8 of the BUILD Initiative's E-Book-Rising to the Challenge: Building Effective Systems for Young Children and Families. This chapter discusses the impact of what many consider to be the centerpiece of the ELC: the requirement that states establish a tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), and describes benefi ts, early lessons, opportunities and future QRIS challenges.

Fact Sheet: QRIS Mission & Goals

Updated information about all of the QRIS operating in the United States and its territories is on QRIScompendium.org. The Build Initiative will be summarizing this new data and releasing fact sheets that answer some of the most commonly asked questions about QRIS. Our first fact sheet describes some of the most common themes in QRIS mission statements.