Quality Improvement

It is critical that states create and support strategies that drive continuous improvement in quality of early childhood services and their delivery.

States are doing this through the creation of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) for early care and education settings and engagement in continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes. When engaging it quality improvement efforts, it is critical that attention is paid to the unique needs of infants, toddlers, and their families.

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Taking on the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge

Explore how each state is using the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge as an opportunity to create new and effective early childhood systems.

Expanding Access to Head Start

Learn how each state is taking action to expand access to head start for more infants, toddlers and their families.