Early Care and Education Quality Improvement: A Typology of Intervention Approaches

OPRE Research Brief #2014-36
Publisher: Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 30, 2014
Kimberly Boller, Kate Tarrant, and Diana D. Schaack


This brief is designed to support quality improvement (QI) efforts by describing the status of the evidence and presenting information that categorizes such efforts using a typology of QI models and targets. The brief provides an overview of the current QI context; the methodology for this review; a conceptual framework to categorize QI efforts; a summary of trends in the evidence base on the effectiveness of different types of QI; and a discussion of potential QI efforts that, guided by research and practice, could augment or replace existing approaches. The Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation funded this brief.