2018 QRIS National Meeting

306. The Power of Peer Learning and Support in Building and Sustaining QRIS Systems

Date: Wednesday July 18, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Nautilus 4

Communities of Practice (CoPs) are an important tool for Continuous Quality Improvement and sustainability of QRIS in Georgia and California. Georgia’s Peer Support Network (PSN) engages community in the challenge of sustaining program quality, offering child care providers in QRIS an arena to share ideas, successes, and lessons learned. California’s state, regional and local leader CoPs help those in systems work strengthen partnerships, address challenges of practice, and cultivate collaborative working relationships as the state moves from a locally driven QRIS to one with a more sustainable statewide infrastructure. Session participants will examine GAs PSN evaluation data using CoP protocols, and apply lessons learned from both states to local contexts in thinking about how CoPs can strengthen and sustain participants’ QRIS efforts. 

Presenters: Rachael Lee and Ani Whitmore, Bright from the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning; Debra Silverman, First 5 California

Resources: application/pdf icon306PowerPoint.pdf