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State Systems

State systems for early childhood education (ECE) programs coordinate and regulate the various services for children from infancy to age 5 and their families. These often include state data systems, assessment of program quality such as Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), and professional development systems for early educators.

State Directories

Find resources by state, such as early learning guidelines, state profiles, Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (ESPDT) schedules, child care regulations, and QRIS resources.

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Child Care Data Explorer and State Profiles

Use this tool to search for data by state, including demographics, ECE program funding, Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) subsidy program administration, and quality improvement activities.

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QRIS National Learning Network

Visit the QRIS National Learning Network to learn more about QRIS and how it is being implemented across states.

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What Is Required of Head Start Programs?

Read the Part 1302.53 (b) of the Head Start Program Performance Standards, which outlines how a grantee agency is to interact with the state QRIS system and data system.

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Topic:State Systems

Keywords:Use of dataQuality Rating Improvement SystemsProfessional development

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National Centers: Office of Head Start Program Management and Fiscal Operations

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