Aligning QRIS and CCR&R Goals to Support a High Quality Early Learning System

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 rethinking the roles of these agencies. In 2014, the BUILD Initiative conducted a survey of states and interviews with state leaders in five states. The BUILD Initiative shares the result of that research in this brief. This brief can be useful to state leaders as they think strategically about how best to partner with CCR &Rs and how to use existing resources to support the partnerships in support of their QRIS goals.