Session 5: Effective Cross-Sector QRIS: Challenges and Opportunities

Online session on January 3 from 2-4 p.m. eastern time

Effective Cross-Sector QRIS: Challenges and Opportunities
Effective cross-sector QRIS depends on respecting and using cross-sector documentation. Many potential QRIS applicants, e.g., nationally accredited programs and Head Start (Early Head Start) programs have extensive documentation related to their status.  In some states this is also true for PreK programs. The key is to examine the monitoring criteria among sectors, as well as alignment among standards content.

Speaker Biographies:

Ola J. Friday

Ola J. Friday is currently a Project Coordinator with the New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (PDI). There she is managing the current implementation of the QUALITYstarsNY - New York’s quality rating and improvement system. Ola brings to this work knowledge of public policy analysis and early childhood education policy. Before coming to the PDI, Ola worked in local government and as a consultant to public sector state agencies. She holds a Masters of Public Policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley where she focused her research on career pathways within the ECE industry and means to increased compensation for child care workers. 

Pre-Session Assignments

In order to be prepared for this session, please MEET WITH YOUR TEAM to complete the homework assignment. Please click on the link below to respond to the questions in SurveyMonkey by December 14, 2012:

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