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  1. TQRIS 2012 Inclusion Institute Plenary Session May 14, 2012 Kelly Maxwell, Ph.D. Senior Scientist and Associate Director Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Email: maxwell@unc.edu

  2. What is a TQRIS? • Common Elements • Quality standards • Process for assessing/monitoring standards • Provider support • Financial incentives • Parent/consumer education http://www.acf.hhs.gov/resource

  3. QRIS Across the U.S.

  4. Quality Standards • Licensing compliance • Ratio and group size • Health and safety • Curriculum • Environment • Child assessment • Director, teacher, provider qualifications • Family partnership • Administration and management • Cultural and linguistic diversity • Accreditation • Provisions for children with special needs • Community involvement Compendium of Quality Rating Systems and Evaluations http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/cc/childcare_quality/

  5. RTT-Early Learning Challenge • TQRIS Program Standards • Early learning and development standards • Comprehensive assessment system • Early childhood educator qualifications • Family engagement strategies • Health promotion practices • Effective data practices • Absolute priority about “Children with High Needs”

  6. Children with Special Needs • 8 of 26 states address for centers • 6 of 26 states address for family child care homes • Specialized training • Screening procedures • Planning for children with special needs • Documentation of plans & activities • Environmental accommodations Compendium of Quality Rating Systems and Evaluations http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/cc/childcare_quality