Continuous Quality Improvement Framework – Supported Resources and Initiatives

This document contains an example of how States might demonstrate the resources and initiatives available to practitioners in CQI framework. Early Learning programs can be supported and encouraged to engage in a continuous cycle of quality improvement focused on improving outcomes for children and families. Along with technical assistance and professional development, many supports and resources for programs can be linked together in a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) framework. After reviewing sources of evidence, which may include program self-assessment using one or more tools and working as a team on developing the annual CQI plan, programs are encouraged to strategically select participation in initiatives based on the goals and objectives of the program improvement plan. Each states "menu" of supported programs and initiatives would be unique to the priorities and resources available within the state.