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Quality Improvement

Quality improvement systems focus on improving the quality of child care in all settings through quality rating and improvement systems and other quality improvement initiatives. The following resources provide information on common elements of quality improvement systems, including system planning and implementation; outreach, consumer education, and consumer engagement; provider supports and financial incentives; quality assurance and monitoring; and evaluation.

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Effective outreach promotes families' awareness of, access to, and use of early childhood care and education and comprehensive services. States, territories, tribes, and their partners can use this resource to enhance outreach to families experiencing homelessness.

This document provides the websites for states’ QRIS standards for 44 states (including the District of Columbia). The three local areas that are implementing a QRIS model are also included. QRIS quality standards assign ratings to programs that take part in QRIS.

This presentation highlights the Strengthening of Business Practices curriculum, including topics such as: delivery methods and provider levels....

This resource highlights how states are reframing their Child Care and Development Fund quality initiatives, using examples from California, Georgia, Maryland, and Washington.

This handout uses a graphic to explain the impacting factors that affect whether providers enter and stay in the license-exempt system.

This resource outlines how to create a system that supports FCC license-exempt providers while holding them accountable.

This resource shares how and why states are reframing their Child Care and Development Fund quality initiatives.

This handout shares information about a series for trainers in the early childhood field. The goal of the series is to increase provider’s knowledge of financial management and business operations....

This presentation outlines the role of innovation in early child care using three case studies. The resource shares unique challenges in child care and shares six field innovations.