Targeted Communities, Programs, and Children in QRIS
This fact sheet summarizes how QRIS targets communities and programs that serve at-risk children.
Philadelphia’s Early Learning Community Speaks Out: An Action Plan for Quality Improvement
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.
How States Can Improve Child Care Facilities and Physical Spaces Using Federal Relief Dollars
Article May 1, 2021
With more than $50 billion in federal relief invested in the child care sector, along with additional resources for states and localities to respond to the pandemic, states have unprecedented opportunities to create a more equitable, sustainable, comprehensive early care and education system. While investments in the workforce are the most important driver of child care quality and supply, facilities are a key element of creating a high-quality child care experience in centers and family child care homes. However thin operating margins and decades of public underfunding have left many child care providers with limited resource to improve their facility infrastructure, a reality disproportionately and inequitably experienced by providers in communities of color. This article developed jointly by NAEYC, CLASP, EdCounsel, NAFCC and NCFN, profiles funding streams and offers strategies that states, territories and tribes can consider improving child care facilities and physical spaces.
Defining Policy Drives Practice: Building the Roadmap for Staffed Family Child Care Networks
Report February 1, 2021
This issue brief from Opportunities Exchange (OppEx)explores how to reinvent the early care and education (ECE) sector in a post-pandemic world and what role home-based care can play. OppEx believes that home-based child care is essential and that policy that bolsters provider networks— commonly referred to as Staffed Family Child Care Networks is a foundational strategy to ensure the ongoing supply of quality home-based care.