Quality Improvement & Technical Assistance
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.
Closing the Leadership Gap: 2018 Status Report on Early Childhood Program Leadership in the United States
This report from the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership presents cross-sector statistics related to early childhood program leaders serving young children birth through age eight. Its findings suggest a continued pressing need for a unifying foundation of administrative qualifications and competencies reflecting a Whole Leadership approach.
From the Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE) and Child Trends, this brief describes a framework of licensing activities to support quality by improving outcomes for early care and education (ECE) providers and the broader ECE system.
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.
Action is needed to ensure that family child care remains a strong, healthy component of the early childhood education system. This brief, out of the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center), examines the reasons family child care homes close and offers information states, territories, and tribes can use to solve this problem.
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).
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:
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.
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.
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.