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QRIS Topical Input Session

Information on the November 14, 2016, public and stakeholder topical input session for the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) 2017–18 Expenditure Plan.

Public and Stakeholder Topical Input Session

November 14, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

On November 14, 2016, the California Department of Education (CDE) hosted a topical input session to receive public and stakeholder input regarding the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) 2017–18 Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan.

Child Care & Development Fund (CCDF) Re-Authorization External link opens in new window or tab.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) and the Final Rule are available from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care Web site.

Quality Improvement Budget Stakeholders Meeting Regarding QRIS (PDF)
November 14, 2016, presentation by Cecelia Fisher-Dahms, Administrator, CDE, Early Education and Support Division (EESD) (as of 2020, now known as the Early Learning and Care Division [ELCD]), at the Quality Improvement Budget Stakeholders meeting regarding the QRIS.

Webinar of the November 14, 2016, Public and Stakeholder Topical Input Session for the QRIS 2017–18 Expenditure Plan

The topical input session was held at the following locations.


County Location

Kings County Office of Education – Lemoore Service Center
876 East D Street, Building B, Computer Lab Room
Lemoore, CA 93245


Marin County Office of Education
1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, Marin Room
San Rafael, CA 94903


Merced County Office of Education – Early Education Department
1850 Wardrobe Avenue, Building B, Training Room B4
Merced, CA 95341


Sacramento County Office of Education – David P. Meaney Education Center
10474 Mather Boulevard, Mather Room
Mather, CA 95655

San Diego

San Diego County Office of Education - South County Regional Education Center
800 National City Blvd.
National City, CA 91950

San Mateo

San Mateo County Office of Education
101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Corte Madera Room
Redwood City, CA 94065

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County Office of Education
4400 Cathedral Oaks Road, Multimedia Training Center – 1st floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93110


Shasta County Office of Education – Professional Development Center
2985 Innsbruck Drive, Lassen Conference Room
Redding, CA 96003


Proposed Schedule

Estimated Times Topic Description
9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.


State requirements for development of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan and process for the input session regarding Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). CCDBG 658G(b)(3) and 45 CFR 98.53(a)(3)]
9:30 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Enhancing QRIS

Support and assess quality of child care [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(A)]

10:15 a.m.–10:25 a.m.
Enhancing QRIS

Build on licensing standards [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(B)]

10:25 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Enhancing QRIS

Improve quality of different types of child care [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(C)]

10:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Enhancing QRIS Describe safety of child care facilities [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(D)]
11:00 a.m.–11:20 a.m.

Enhancing QRIS

Build capacity of programs to promote parents’ understanding of early childhood system and ratings [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(E)]
11:20 a.m.–11:40 a.m.
Enhancing QRIS Provide financial incentives and supports [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(F)]
11:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Enhancing QRIS Accommodate variety of approaches to early childhood education and care [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(G)]


Written Testimony

In addition to testimony at the topical session, written testimony will be accepted no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2016, and submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail. When submitting your written testimony on a topic, please refer to the act or regulation listed in the above description.

  • By Mail: Written comments on the quality improvement expenditures should be addressed to:

Quality Expenditure Budget Coordinator
Early Education and Support Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3410
Sacramento, CA 95814

  • By E-mail: Please use the following e-mail address:
  • By Fax: Please use the following fax number for written comments: 916-323-6853

If you have any questions about the topical input session, please contact the ELCD at 916-322-6233, or via e-mail at

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