CAEL QISThe California Early Learning Quality Improvement System (CAEL QIS) Advisory Committee was established by Senate Bill 1629 in 2008 to address the quality of early learning and care programs in the state.
California Early Learning Quality Improvement System (CAEL QIS)
In 2007, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell's P-16 council recommended redesigning the framework of existing preschools to create the type of quality experience that would prepare children from birth to five years old to read and learn. Senate Bill 1629 Steinberg (PDF), Chapter 307, Statutes of 2008, created the CAEL QIS Advisory Committee. The committee considered research, policies, program information, and best practices at the national, state, and local levels to develop a policy and implementation plan for an Early Learning Quality Improvement System to improve the quality of early learning and care programs. The committee also developed an early learning rating scale that includes features that most directly contribute to high-quality care, and a funding model aligned with the quality rating scale.