Topic: Quality and QRIS

A list of resources and discussions on quality, QRIS and professional development in early childhood.


Articles and Papers

  • Why Program Quality Matters for Early Childhood Inclusion. Recommendations for Professional Development
    Only a handful of states address children with disabilities in their early child care quality rating systems. As a result, few states are evaluating the quality of inclusive programs and services. This problem is compounded by a lack of consensus on dimensions that define high quality inclusion and a need for additional measures of quality inclusive practices. This NPDCI paper advocates for the need to link early childhood program quality and professional development, with a particular focus on how this topic relates to early childhood inclusion.
  • Program Quality and Early Childhood Inclusion Recommendations for Professional Development
    This article, appearing in Topics in Early Childhood Special Education provides recommendations for how components of quality inclusion can be incorporated into professional development to ensure that practitioners are highly effective in serving every child and family, including those with disabilities.