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OEC Seeking Programs to test QRIS

Tuesday, July 18, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elena Trueworthy
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Opportunity to Be a Part of Pilot for the Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS)

The CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC) is piloting a QRIS to recognize the quality work of early care and education providers.  The OEC held listening tours in the fall and spring to guide the development of the QRIS.  A draft QRIS is now ready for a pilot within the state.

The OEC is recruiting approximately 100 early care and education providers to participate in a pilot of QRIS.  The OEC welcomes all types of early care and education programs including home-based providers, center-based providers, public school preschool, and others. 

As a pilot site, in the fall you will receive a pre-recognition “score” based on the QRIS model.  You will then be offered technical assistance on an area you self-select, based on the “score” through the winter.  Finally in the spring, you will receive a post-recognition “score”.  These scores will only be used as data for the model and will not be made publically available by program.  There is also the expectation that the pilot sites will attend focus groups in the fall and spring to support the development of the Family Engagement pillar and the Leadership pillar.  Finally pilot sites will be using the QRIS DRAFT workbook and providing feedback.

If you are interested in participating in the pilot of QRIS, complete the brief online survey at the link no later than August 1, 2017.  Completing this form only indicates your program’s interest and is not a commitment to participation in the pilot.  You can anticipate that you will hear back with further details regarding participation in the pilot by September 1, 2017.

Thanks for your consideration.

Survey Link:  https://sdect.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5svh9MqarB0PIdT

Jennifer M. Johnson

Quality Improvement Division, Director

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 304

Hartford, CT 06103

860-500-4538

 

jenn.m.johnson@ct.gov

 

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