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.
Planning Tool August 13, 2021
This planning tool showcases how the federal relief funds can be used to support infant, toddler, and family well-being through strategies to expand, improve, target, and make early care and education, family support, and maternal and infant/toddler health services more accessible and responsive.
Website August 1, 2021
The child care landscape is a complex, ever-changing environment. Cooperatives -- businesses owned and run by their members -- can be a vital solution many issues. This web page lists a series of resources that show how cooperatives can help build the long-term resilience of child care programs and provide an array of benefits to all stakeholders within the system.
Article July 1, 2021
Transforming children's early care and education into a high-quality learning experience is central to making the city of Detroit a world-class city for its children and families. This article highlights learnings from a formative evaluation of a collaborative effort by a funder, a research organization, and three community partners that set out to shed light on the strengths, limitations, and needs of informal child care providers in southwest Detroit.