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Quality Improvement

Quality improvement systems focus on improving the quality of child care in all settings through quality rating and improvement systems and other quality improvement initiatives. The following resources provide information on common elements of quality improvement systems, including system planning and implementation; outreach, consumer education, and consumer engagement; provider supports and financial incentives; quality assurance and monitoring; and evaluation.

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Home-based child care (HBCC) has always been an important part of the child care supply for families of school-age children. This practice brief will explore challenges and promising practices to support school-age children in accessing high-quality experiences in home-based care, which has...

This tip sheet on data systems is a compilation of best practices and suggestions to improve the accuracy and usefulness of data collected, improve the reporting of data, and establish a data culture to increase the use of data in early childhood care and education.

Este informe  presenta estudios sobre calidades de programas, estrategias de financiación e información, un programa en primer plano y otros recursos de interés que apoyan ponderación y planificación de programas y su implementación.

NCASE has developed a number of resources focused on supporting the out-of-school time workforce. NCASE Workforce Resources include archived webinars, a practice brief, and the OST Professional Development System Building Toolkit as well as questions for reflection and action steps.

This one-pager explains how the Provider Cost of Quality Calculator can help states, territories, and tribes understand the costs of COVID-19 mitigation practices in early care and education settings and can inform the design...

This resource handout provides 5 key steps administrators can use to prepare the FY 2022–2024 Child Care and...

Finding existing openings on a real-time basis is difficult even in the best of...

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has hit child care programs hard. CCDF lead agencies have an opportunity to help stabilize the child care market and to make certain that all families have access to all ECE services they need.

This panel, grounded in research and best practices, took a deep dive into three data-related issues: 1. Understanding provider data to make policy-informed decisions 2. Using a data trust to link data 3.

This peer-learning breakout focused on states that have been successful with apprenticeship programs, higher education articulation, and online training opportunities.