NACCRRA supports CCR&R state networks and local agencies in their collaborations with states’ development and implement of quality rating and improvement systems and works with State Child Care Administrators upon request.
The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership has provided both training and technical assistance to states on improving the quality of early childhood program administration (leadership and management) through QRIS and professional development systems.
Quality Assist has worked with states on designing state-level technical assistance systems that include assessment of need and capacity; workforce development; accountability; optimizing resources; and system management. They have designed, developed and formalized a credentialing system for TA consultants based on knowledge and demonstrated competency and have developed a 50-hour course for technical assistance consultants and have developed training for mentors and coaches. Quality Assist has also conducted large scale evaluations of program quality.
NITCCI has developed a QRIS Learning Community with 8 states to provide a forum for discussion, technical assistance, and development of resources specific to infant and toddler quality issues. They have worked with states on the planning of an Infant Toddler Specialist Network to assist the statewide implementation of QRIS by building collaborative technical assistance models to incorporate the quality specialist, child care health consultants and the infant toddler specialists for statewide QRIS implementation.
The BUILD Initiative has supported states in outlining system goals, infrastructure needs, state-local roles and responsibilities and have supported states in developing provider outreach strategies, choosing quality measures, creating data quality assurances, developing evaluation strategies and creating culturally competent systems.