This presentation, from the 2018 BUILD QRIS National Meeting, covers features of quality improvement methods, transitioning to and incorporating the use of new methods, and the opportunities and challenges of new methods.
Report November 22, 2021
A new resource published on the Quality Compendium discusses the impact of COVID-19 on early care and education quality initiatives based on findings from two surveys disseminated in 2020. Findings offer a glimpse into how quality improvement systems adapted to meet the needs of ECE providers across the nation.
Planning Tool November 17, 2021
This resource was shared during the webinar Thrive by 5: Miami-Dade's Equity Driven CQI Model. The purpose of the Thrive by 5 Quality Improvement System is to increase opportunity to access high-quality early learning for young learners in high-poverty neighborhoods.
Video November 17, 2021
Miami was among the first communities in the nation to implement an early learning quality improvement system that started as an effort to prepare children for kindergarten, focused on developing basic skills in literacy, math and science, as well as social and emotional health and behavior. The Children’s Trust, using intensive review of data and multiple evaluations found that programs needed financial assistance to afford the high cost of quality care. Low school-readiness payments, under enrollment due to an oversaturated child care market, and limited high quality options acted as major barriers in increasing the quality of care. Miami’s new early learning quality improvement system, Thrive by Five, aims to overcome these barriers and level the playing field in low-income neighborhoods by providing strategic financial investments to incentivize programs to improve and sustain their delivery of high-quality early learning services. In this webinar, hear how The Children's Trust refined their quality improvement system to respond to community child care needs that included families up to 300 FPL.