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Herbst Chris M., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by U.S. states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Geary Nora Ann, Dooyema Carrie Ann, Reynolds Meredith A., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction A quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) is a fundamental component of most states' early care and education infrastructures. States can use a QRIS to set standards that define high-quality care and award child care providers…

Herbst Chris M., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Walter Frank, Torres Alicia, Aldebot-Green August, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this report is to provide a QRIS communications framework and examples that can be used to support and improve communications with providers, parents, partners, policymakers, and the public. This report is intended for state QRIS…
Build Initiative, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
A total of 35 states and territories responded to a BUILD survey in Fall 2014 related to the alignment of QRIS and CCR&R services in their state. The survey was primarily responded to by QRIS administrators and staff. (author abstract)
Gabor Vivian, Mantinan Karah, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of the use of state child care quality rating and improvement system provisions to address obesity prevention, based on information gathered from participants at an advisory committee meeting, interviews with 18 key informants from 8…
Marsh Janet G., Brandon Richard N., Holmes Baron, 2004
Reports & Papers
A report proposing the adoption of a comprehensive rating system called Palmetto STARS to improve the quality of South Carolina's early care and education