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. In this webinar we hear about LENA Grow and other ways leaders from Colorado, Indiana, Virginia, and North Carolina are implementing innovative data-driven initiatives to improve quality.
Blog January 31, 2023
BUILD recently interviewed five parent leaders about their experience in parent coalitions. In addition to reminding us of the need to address implicit bias on behalf of all families and children, they provided their thoughts on ways to ensure the coalitions fulfill their purpose and best meet the needs of families, and whether there’s room for improvement in the way they function. Here’s what they told us.
Archived Meeting Resources January 31, 2023
States are making significant advancements in their quality improvement systems (QIS) as they look for solutions to widen the aperture and fully embrace a mixed-delivery system that will best serve children, families, and the early care and education workforce. To achieve this, QIS policies need to become more flexible and create different pathways to quality, including a variety of established, high-quality delivery models. In this session participants heard how Montessori programs are working with state leaders from Illinois, Michigan, and Washington to be part of the QIS.
Blog January 18, 2023
Under 3 DC Coalition members Sia Barbara Ferguson Kamara, LaDon Love, and Kim Perry contributed to this blog.