Quality Indicators for Inclusive Childhood Programs

“Quality Indicators of Inclusive Programs/Practices: A Compilation of Selected Resources” lets you connect with many different resources in one place, which allows for easy comparison of potential indicators of quality. National and state-developed resources are contained within this September 2010 document. From NECTAC, the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center. (resource updated, December 12, 2012) http://www.nectac.org/~pdfs/pubs/qualityindicatorsinclusion.pdf … [Read more...]

Comparing child care quality rating systems

A number of states are developing Quality Rating Systems to improve the quality of early care and education programs for young children. Here's a new compendium profiling 26 child care Quality Rating Systems.http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/cc/childcare_quality/  … [Read more...]

Resource guide to developing a Quality Rating and Improvement System

Many states have implemented a statewide QRIS to assess the level of quality in early childhood care and education programs. The National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center provides this online QRIS Resource Guide to help states and communities better understand key issues and decision points during the planning and implementation of such a system. It contains an explanation and history of QRIS, descriptions of the key components … [Read more...]

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