IV. Continuous Quality Improvement

What Does CQI Have to Do with Sustaining Improvements?

This webinar, produced by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) in partnership with BUILD, explores the relationship between continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities and technical assistance efforts.

What Does CQI Have to Do with Sustaining Improvements? Continued

In this session, we heard from California about their CQI approach. They have done a great deal of thoughtful work in this area. We will also hear about a most interesting project in Boston investigating the use of a Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) to promote the adoption of trauma-informed practices in ECE programs in low-income neighborhoods of Boston. The scientific literature on organizational change and learning reveals numerous barriers to the adoption of new practices. The BSC improvement methodology was designed to overcome many of these barriers and has been implemented widely in the health care field. This study investigated the application of the BSC methodology in the ECE context.

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