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QRIS 101: Diverse Perspectives on Building an Equitable Quality Framework

May 24
12:30pm

This session will focus on developing quality in early childhood education with respect for the diversity of children, families, child care programs, providers, and communities across islands, states, and tribes.

Diverse perspectives will be shared as panelists highlight:

  • Tribes’ cultural and linguistic differences and perspectives on quality in early childhood education.
  • Island communities’ strengths, challenges, and perspectives on quality in early childhood education to meet the needs of diverse populations
  • State quality initiatives and innovations in community responsiveness to meet the needs of diverse populations
  • Research perspectives, community cultural assets, recommendations, and reflections
  • National overview of the past 20 years of QRIS and opportunities for the continuous quality improvement of early childhood education

Presenters:

  • Char Goodreau and Lisa Ojibway, National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance
  • Meghan Johnson, Quality Recognition, and Improvement Systems Director (Alaska’s QRIS)
  • Melody Redbird-Post, Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center (TCBC); Bonnie-Vi Canton, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services (OCCRS) Director of Quality

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