2018 QRIS National Meeting

403. Quality Improvement at Multiple Levels: Strategies for Zooming In and Out to Focus on Changes in Individuals, Programs, and Systems

Date: Monday July 16, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Conference 3

Quality improvement in early care and education programs requires flexible and varied approaches. While state QRIS approaches typically focus on improvements teachers make in their interactions with children or on policies and procedures at the program level, recent research points to the need for an approach that can address both levels. This session will include a research update and examples of effective approaches to support multi-level quality improvements. Presenters will discuss options and strategies for making changes to existing systems. Participants will share their experiences with new quality improvement methods and recommendations for bringing innovations to scale in QRIS. 

Presenters: Anne Douglass, University of Massachusetts; Debra Pacchiano, Ounce of Prevention; Chris Sciarinno, Early Learning Lab; Kathryn Tout, Child Trends

Resources: application/pdf icon403_Powerpoint_Quality Improvement at Multiple Levels.pdf