Successful early childhood programs continuously grow and improve, just like the children we care for. Engaging in ongoing program improvement is a vital part of running a high-quality program.
Using our program improvement resources can help your program:
- Stay competitive and attract new families
- Strengthen areas in your program that you want to improve
- Implement research-based best practices
- Become accredited
- Build and retain skilled staff
Explore our resources
Accreditation Quality Improvement Support (AQIS)
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.
Staffed Family Child Care Networks (SFCCNs)
These community -based networks have paid staff with expertise helping family child care providers. Learn more about available supports and find your local contacts.
Pyramid Model Resources and Support
OEC, in collaboration with the CT Pyramid Partnership, supports programs and individual providers with resources, free Pyramid Model trainings, and periodic opportunities to participate in full program implementation cohorts. Learn about the Pyramid Model and check out our monthly newsletters focused on social-emotional topics.