This paper reports on a study clarifying the different state QRIS model – what they look like, how the states describe their purposes, how they differ in inputs activities, outputs and outcomes. It also includes insights and reflections from a BUILD Think Tank, QRIS 3.0, where nearly two dozen national, state and local leaders, providers and researchers came together to hear the results of the research and to discuss critical questions and next steps in QRIS development. The paper also includes eight recommendations for next step activities.
Report December 9, 2021
This report highlights the shortcomings in how quality child care is currently funded and provides examples of how states can chart a different path forward to ensure that increased investments positively affect all children and families.
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.