Children are in out-of-home care settings more than ever, as their parents are working due to necessity or choice. The increased need for care is exacerbated by the barriers families face in finding quality care; in some instances, what is available or affordable to a family is not of the quality that we know can positively impact child development and learning. family child care in state systems and quality support efforts. This report explores why the integration of family child care in QRIS is critical, outlines several integration considerations and strategies, and provides state examples.
Website June 23, 2021
The American Rescue Plan, like the COVID relief bills before it, present opportunities for states to think beyond one-time aid and make transformative new investments and significant changes to state early childhood policy. This set of resources on the Alliance for Early Success website aggregates information on how states can — and are — using these crucial funds to rebuild and reimagine the way they support young children and their families.
Website June 1, 2021
The business model for small child care programs is fundamentally flawed, but banding together may help providers operate more efficiently and reach the scale they need to weather financial storms. Shared Services is one approach that is working. The Opportunities Exchange website, dedicated to helping the early childhood field achieve financial sustainability and strong child outcomes through shared services, offers many resources about shared services.
Report June 1, 2021
This report explores opportunities to further develop and improve a system of quality improvement and supports in Philadelphia. Based on input from more than 300 early childhood providers, 16 quality improvement organizations, and four public and private funders, the report offers 17 recommendations for quality improvement.