2018 QRIS National Meeting

Program Agenda


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To access handouts from each session, expand the dates below and select the session.


Monday July 16, 2018

08:30 AM - 12:00 PMPre-Conference Session
202. Maximizing CCDF Impact for Infants and ToddlersHarbor Island 1
209. Not All Directors Are the Same: What Research Indicates about Developmental Stages, How to Individualize Technical Assistance, and the Impact on QRISSeabreeze
210. Successfully Utilizing e-Learning in Early Childhood Quality ImprovementMarina 6
247. EarlyEdU Alliance and QRIS: Alliance State Strategies to Support Quality and Pathways to DegreesMarina 3
264. QRIS 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About QRIS but Were Afraid to AskSpinnaker
316. Think of This as a Mini-Retreat to Ignite (or Re-ignite) Your SPARK as a Leader! Nautilus 5
341. Reframing Family Engagement in the Early Childhood Classroom, Program, and SystemConference 2
358. Marketing and Outreach: Strategies, Tactics, and Stunts that Increase Provider Participation and Family AwarenessConference 3
379. Integrating a Cross-Sector Approach for Building Resiliency in Infants, Toddlers, and CaregiversMarina 2
401. QRIS Research RoundupNautilus 1
407. How Do We Know What’s Working: Embracing Data and Assessment in State Expulsion Prevention StrategiesNautilus 2
410. Racial Equity and Early Childhood: Building Equitable Systems 101Nautilus 3
411. The Role of Technical Assistance in Supporting Movement from Compliance to a Culture of ImprovementHarbor Island 3
03:30 PM - 05:00 PMBreakout Session
103. Building the Supply of Quality Infant/Toddler Child Care ProgramsHarbor Island 2
228. Thinking Ahead: Engaging and Supporting Higher Education Faculty in Growing QualityConference 1
240. Mapping the Gap: Exploring Infant/Toddler Child Care Supply and the Impact of Inaccessibility of Child Care on the EconomyNautilus 1
256. Early Learning as City Building: Developing a Local Early Learning System by Leveraging City ResourcesHarbor Island 1
257. Mindsets and Myths About Second Language LearnersNautilus 4
259. The Neuroscience of Leadership: Practical Applications for Leading Change and Influencing Others to Build Early Childhood SystemsMarina 3
310. Help Me Grow and QRIS: A Cross-Systems Approach to Strengthening Early Learning through Early Detection, Referral, and Linkage to ServicesNautilus 5
322. Transforming the Financing of Early Care and EducationHarbor Island 3
347. Inciting Change from Within: A Comprehensive Early Learning Leadership Framework as a Lever for Systems ChangeNautilus 2
356. Creating Inclusive Child Care for ALL: Engaging Health, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education and Early Care and Education in Data-Driven StrategiesMarina 2
377. Beyond Centers and Preschools: Increasing Quality and Supporting Children and Families across the Continuum of Early Learning SettingsMarina 4
400. Using the Data You Have to Inform QRIS And Quality Improvement InitiativesSeabreeze
403. Quality Improvement at Multiple Levels: Strategies for Zooming In and Out to Focus on Changes in Individuals, Programs, and SystemsConference 3
408. Preventing Expulsion & Suspension, Promoting Equity, and the Relationship to Quality Improvement StrategiesSpinnaker
415. Capturing Curriculum and Assessment in QRIS Ratings: What Features are Most Important to Document?Marina 1
417. Technology Tools That Help Busy ECE Program Leaders Support QualityConference 2
424. Integrating Family Engagement into Early Childhood Systems: Lessons from States and TribesNautilus 3
435. How to Get Candidates to Do More than Kiss the BabiesConference 4

Tuesday July 17, 2018

08:00 AM - 10:00 AMBreakout Session
104. Supporting Quality for Infants and Toddlers: Making the Most of QRISHarbor Island 1
201. Make Data Meaningful: From Collection to Dissemination, Tell the Whole Data Story and Transform Information into ActionMarina 5
208. Leading for Equity and Systems Building in the 21st CenturyMarina 2
233. Rethinking Quality: Revising and implementing ECERS-3 and ITERS-3, State PerspectivesNautilus 1
270. Mixed-methods Evaluation of Quality Start LA: Provider Ratings of QRIS Processes, Analyses of Program-Wide Data, and Measures of Stakeholder CollaborationMarina 1
276. Quality Rating Systems and School-Age Programs - Understanding the Unique Challenges and Building Awareness of Quality AfterschoolConference 3
284. Early Childhood Interrupted: The Effect of Disasters, Natural or Otherwise, on Vulnerable Children and FamiliesConference 2
293. Strategies to Support Family Child Care Programs in Providing High-Quality Infant & Toddler Care in Mixed-Age Group SettingsMarina 3
296. CLASS® Journeys: Innovative and Equitable Approaches to Building Sustainable, Continuous Quality Improvement through the Lens of Two CountiesNautilus 2
317. Bring Your Agenda Ideas and Make Meeting MAGIC!Nautilus 3
319. Reflections on Workforce Compensation: Data, Resources, and Promising PracticesMarina 4
328. Engaging Families to Access High-Quality Programs: Lessons Learned from 3 Models of Supporting Parent ChoiceConference 4
353. “The Whole Teacher”: Understanding the Impact of Work Environments on the Teacher and Strategies to Support Strengthened Early Learning SystemsNautilus 4
357. Financial Incentives Sharing SessionHarbor Island 3
362. Early Education Essentials: Measuring and Strengthening Organizational Conditions To Drive Continuous Quality ImprovementNautilus 5
383. Ensuring All Children Reach Their Full Potential: The Early Childhood Equity Improvement ProjectNautilus 5
405. Supporting Family Child Care Providers in QRIS: Research, system, program, and provider perspectives on family child care networks as a promising quality improvement strategyConference 1
427. Supporting Rigorous and Appropriate Kindergarten throughout the Early Learning SystemSpinnaker
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMBreakout Session
102. Seize the Day for Babies! CCDBG and Its Opportunities for Infants, Toddlers, and the Providers Who Love ThemMarina 3
106. Using Refundable Tax Credits to Improve Professional Development, Wages, and State QRISMarina 4
215. Policies and Partnerships for Increasing Access to Child Care for Families Experiencing HomelessnessConference 3
238. Fanning the Flame: Using Collaborative Reflection to Accelerate Leadership Impact in Effective Early Learning SystemsNautilus 1
305. The Few and the Powerful: How are states simplifying QRIS standards or focusing on those most "powerful"?Harbor Island 1
326. Building Internal Capacity: Targeting Site Leadership to Promote Reflective Continuous Quality ImprovementMarina 2
335. Strengthening Infant-Toddler Child Care System Policies and PracticesConference 2
374. Using Data for Smart Resource Allocation and Outreach to Improve Access to and Availability of Quality Child CareConference 4
386. Measuring the Quality of Inclusive ProgramsMarina 1
402. Licensing Data and Research: What is There and What Do We Need to Support Quality?Nautilus 4
412. Early Childhood Systems, Racial Equity, and Measuring SuccessNautilus 5
419. Two Sides of the Coin: Costs and Financing High-Quality Early LearningSpinnaker
428. Understanding and Implementing Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: An Approach to Improve Your Early Care and Education SystemNautilus 3
439. QRIS Research Findings and IssuesMarina 5
444. Business Leadership: The Missing Piece in QRISHarbor Island 1
12:00 PM - 01:30 PMBreakout Session
903. Building Buy-In and Increasing Engagement in Professional Development: Let's Brainstorm this Challenge TogetherSpinnaker
907. Strengthening Quality Improvement Systems for Afterschool and Summer ProgramsHarbor Island 1
03:15 PM - 04:15 PMBreakout Session
211. You Designed a Terrific QRIS! Now Let's Address that Capacity IssueConference 1
231. Addressing Chronic Early Absence: A Critical Component of Realizing the Benefit of Quality ProgramsConference 1
232. Miami-Dade Quality Counts Workforce: Education, Teacher-Child Interactions, and Earning Potential of a Bilingual WorkforceSeabreeze
246. Coaching for Credential, Credit, and QualityHarbor Island 3
250. Messaging and Advocacy: What Works in a Conservative EnvironmentHarbor Island 1
269. Diversity in the Workforce: What Does Progress Look Like On the Ground?Nautilus 1
271. School Readiness: Are We Defining It Appropriately and Measuring What We Intended?Nautilus 2
277. Why are Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders Missing in the Conversation about Racial Justice and Equity in the Early Childhood Field?Marina 3
286. Engaging Michigan’s License-Exempt Providers and the Families for whom They Provide CareMarina 2
313. Intention to Impact: Unpacking the Effects of QRISNautilus 3
342. Seven Standards of Excellence for Engaging Parents and FamiliesNautilus 4
349. New Jersey's 360-Degree Training Evaluation SystemMarina 1
370. Whole Leadership: A Cross-Sector Framework for Leading Early Care and Education ProgramsNautilus 5
385. Coaching Teachers Struggling with Challenging BehaviorsMarina 4
388. Moving Forward: Using Guiding Principles as a Strategy to Engage Our WorkforceMarina 6
390. Proactive System Strategies to Support High-Quality and Responsive Inclusion of All ChildrenSpinnaker
436. Successful State Advocacy to Strengthen ECE SystemsHarbor Island 2
438. Research-based Approach to Redesigning QRISConference 2
03:15 PM - 05:00 PMBreakout Session
703. Competency-Based Micro-Credentials: Do What You Do, Show What You KnowPavilion Poster #3
705. Neighborhood Partnership Project: Engaging Libraries and Parks and Recreation in Neighborhood-Based Early Childhood ProgrammingPavilion Poster #5
706. Using Stakeholder Engagement to Improve the Cultural Responsiveness of Parent Aware, Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement SystemPavilion Poster #6

Wednesday July 18, 2018

08:30 AM - 10:30 AMBreakout Session
001. Babies and Toddlers: The Science of the First 1,000 Days and How to Tell the Story for ImpactGrande Ballroom
234. Elevating Pre-K Teaching: Five Innovative Models for Professional LearningHarbor Island 3
249. Using Advocacy to Increase the Supply of and Demand for Quality Child CareConference 1
272. The Early Care and Education Business Collaboratory: How Twelve States Addressed the Business Needs of Child Care through Systems ChangeMarina 4
274. Why QRIS leaders Need to Learn about and Work with State Boards of EducationMarina 5
306. The Power of Peer Learning and Support in Building and Sustaining QRIS SystemsNautilus 4
308. Building Healthy Professional Development Plans that Include Webinars and Asynchronous Online LearningNautilus 1
346. Building the Pipeline of Early Childhood AdvocatesNautilus 2
368. Quality is the Common Language: How China and the United States Approach Systemic Early Learning Quality ImprovementMarina 1
382. Making a Seismic Shift in the Leadership Development LandscapeSpinnaker
404. Looking at Access from Multiple PerspectivesConference 4
414. Money: How to Get It and How to Spend It!Conference 2
420. The Elementary and Secondary Schools Act (ESSA) and Early Learning: Plans and Opportunities for ImplementationMarina 3
422. Reaching Infants and Toddlers: Exploring Strategies to Increase the Quality of Family Child CareSeabreeze
441. Bridging the Gap, Birth Through Age Eight: Percolating Up Early Learning StrategiesMarina 6