QRIS Topical Input SessionInformation 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
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.
The topical input session was held at the following locations.
Kings County Office of Education –
Lemoore Service Center
Marin County Office of Education
Merced County Office of Education – Early Education Department
Sacramento County Office of Education – David P. Meaney Education Center
San Diego County Office of Education - South County Regional Education Center
San Mateo County Office of Education
Santa Barbara County Office of Education
Shasta County Office of Education – Professional Development Center
|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.
Support and assess quality of child care [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(A)]
|10:15 a.m.–10:25 a.m.
Build on licensing standards [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(B)]
|10:25 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
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.
|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)]|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com.