Program Improvement and Supports

Children, families, and staff need strong child care programs — healthy businesses that offer high-quality early childhood experiences. The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) helps providers enhance their programs with technical assistance opportunities. Learn about supports that will help your child care program thrive.

Accreditation Quality Improvement Support (AQIS)

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AQIS offers licensed centers, group homes, and license-exempt child care programs access to experts in the framework of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Supports include study groups, professional development, and individualized long-term support. Learn more about AQIS

Business Support: Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) partnership

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is here to help child care businesses. They offer answers to your questions, business training, and individualized long-term support. Learn about our partnership with WBDC.

Quality Improvement System (QIS) Development

OEC is building a Quality Improvement System (QIS). Our goal is to bridge licensing standards to accreditation standards for center and home-based providers. Learn more about QIS.

Qualified Workforce Incentives (QWI)

OEC’s new initiative helps recruit and retain a qualified early childhood teaching workforce. We’re using Preschool Development Grant (PDG) funds to give cash awards to eligible applicants. Learn about QWI.

Staffed Family Child Care Networks (SFCCN)

These community initiatives — with paid staff — are available to all licensed family child care providers. They offer professional development, coaching and consultation, and business and administrative supports. Learn more about SFCCNs.

Last updated July 24, 2022