Consultation Quality Improvement Support (CQIS)
The CQIS activity is an OEC funded initiative contracted to CTAEYC to provide consultation support aligned but not limited to:
CT OEC Licensing Regulations
NAEYC/NAFCC Accreditation Standards and Assessment Items
State-Funding Grant/Contract Requirements
The CQIS initiative augments other CT OEC initiatives such as AQIS and Elevate with an emphasis on system building and continuous quality improvement. The goal of the CQIS initiative is to expand and deliver consultation support available to early care and education programs. Consultation Support shall be tailored to each program's unique needs, delivered by knowledgeable consultants and will utilize the many OEC funded initiatives designed to support continuous quality improvement.
The CQIS initiative will:
increase the number of programs Accredited by NAEYC and/or NAFCC;
increase the number of children and families who have access to high quality early care and education programs statewide; and
promote continuous quality improvement and awareness of NAEYC and/or NAFCC Accreditation as a standard of quality statewide.
The CTAEYC Quality Improvement Specialist with support from the OEC grant manager will coordinate the assignment of programs to consultants matching the programs needs with consultant expertise. Consultation support will be provided by OEC approved consultants including AQIS Facilitators and/or consultants contracted by the Connecticut Association for Education of Young Children (CTAEYC). Data about the type of consultation support, the number of children served and the outcomes will be collected to inform ongoing and future Connecticut statewide decision making related to continuous quality improvement initiatives.
The CQIS initiative is currently under development with input from a CQIS State Work Group. It is anticipated that after a phased implementation over the Summer/Fall of 2023, information about the Consultation Quality Improvement Support (CQIS) will be made available on the CT OEC website.
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