2014 Continuous Quality Improvement in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) Learning Table

The 2014 Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in QRIS Learning Table was designed to explore the role of CQI in defining or redefining the QRIS. Setting and monitoring standards and other accountability structures alone may not engage programs, directors and teams to initiate and own the change necessary to improve the program quality to a level that will lead to positive child outcomes. To support an overall CQI approach, states must offer programs, directors and partners a framework and structure that focuses the conversation on a CQI approach at all levels.

This Learning Table series included one in-person meeting, on March 26th and 27th, and four interactive web-based sessions. Participants also had access to an electronic collection of resources related to the topic of each interactive event. Each web-based session focused on an individual theme within the broad frame of Continuous Quality Improvement and was designed to be very interactive with discussion and sharing among participating states. State teams were offered follow-up technical assistance in order to more directly tailor the content to the individual needs of the state.