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This report focuses on the development, implementation and integration of quality rating and improvement systems in the States of Indiana and Pennsylvania including details related to the launch of these systems, financing, quality assurance, governance...
From the Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE) and Child Trends, this brief describes a framework of licensing activities to support quality by improving outcomes for early care and education...
To gain more insight into different strategies for shaping and implementing QRIS, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) interviewed 48 child care center directors from nine states (FL, IL, IA, KY, ME, NC...
Action is needed to ensure that family child care remains a strong, healthy component of the early childhood education system. This brief, out of the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center), examines the reasons family...
Nearly every state and territory has established a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) or is planning one. In most states, referral agencies (CCR&Rs) play an important part in the implementation of QRIS. Because of this many stae leaders are...
This research-to-practice brief is intended to help policymakers, program managers, and practitioners learn how the newly released Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) measures can be used to complement or supplement two approaches,...
This manual from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) provides guiding principles and an overview of strategies for providing technical assistance, coaching/mentoring and facilitation for program improvement.  This...
This is Chapter 8 of the BUILD Initiative's E-Book-Rising to the Challenge: Building Effective Systems for Young Children and Families. This chapter discusses the impact of what many consider to be the centerpiece of the ELC: the requirement that states...
The Center for Law and Social Policy’s Child Care and Early Education Equity: A State Action Agenda strives to (1) educate policymakers about key state early childhood programs, (2) describe challenges such as underinvestment and racial...
This report from the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership presents cross-sector statistics related to early childhood program leaders serving young children birth through age eight. Its findings suggest a continued pressing need for...