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Little Kids, Big Questions
is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is generously funded by MetLife Foundation.

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)

Supporting Babies Through QRIS is a series of documents developed by ZERO TO THREE’s Policy Center to help ensure that Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are supporting the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers. The documents present a national review of states’ and jurisdictions’ QRIS that have been implemented statewide and illustrates some examples of QRIS standards and supports that have been included across the nation to help programs promote young children’s development and learning. 

This Series Features:

Report Cover Display - State by State

Implementation Status and Tools in US States and Other Jurisdictions- A national scan of the operational status of U.S. states’ and jurisdictions’ QRIS, as well as links to their QRIS standards and tools

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Report Cover Display - Implementation

Inclusion of Infant and Toddler Quality Standards- Document charting some examples of QRIS standards that have been included in statewide-operating QRIS and intentionally help programs promote the healthy development and learning of infants and toddlers

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Self-Assessment Tool–Tool for states and jurisdictions to identify the strengths, opportunities, and gaps in a coordinated system of quality improvement for programs serving infants and toddlers
   

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