State Quality Improvement Systems (QIS) leaders are reexamining the initiatives, tools, programs, and investments in their quality improvement frameworks. They are looking at initiatives in terms of cost and scalability, alignment with philosophy, how the initiatives work together, impact and evaluation, and particularly, provider perspectives. Some states, including those that use the LENA Grow program, are tracking program participation in initiatives to better understand the type of support that contributes to building quality programs and improving outcomes for children. Join us for this webinar to hear about LENA Grow and other ways leaders from Colorado, Indiana, Virginia, and North Carolina are implementing innovative data-driven initiatives to improve quality. Feel free to share this invitation with others who might be interested in this topic.
Home-Based Child Care: Embedding Wellness in HBCC Systems through Strengthening HBCC Networks: An Evidence-Based Framework for High Quality (Benchmarks)
Archived Webinar September 21, 2023
This recording and slide deck are from the September 19, 2023 Home-Based Child Care Webinar.
Report August 29, 2023
A robust early childhood care and education workforce is at the heart of any solution to stabilize the child care sector, and adequate compensation is pivotal to that end. That reality comes through in the PDG B-5 grant applications; many states demonstrate a keen focus on supporting workforce compensation. This brief explores and synthesizes the strategies to increase compensation that states proposed in their PDG B-5 grant applications.
Report August 17, 2023
As the number of young multilingual learners— children who speak language(s) other than English—increases throughout the country, the focus on supporting language development, rooted in diverse cultural, linguistic, and developmentally appropriate practices, becomes a critical component of the early childhood care and education (ECCE) system.