Los Angeles County’s QRIS Cost Modeling

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA Strategy + Communications completed a cost model for Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) to support them in better understanding the cost of implementing their QRIS model and begin sustainability planning. THE BACKGROUND Los Angeles County has a long history of implementing quality improvement activities, including operating two different QRISs. With the…

Monterey QRIS Design and Early Learning System Building

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA helped Monterey County design its quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), strengthen its early learning capacity, and build an early learning system. THE BACKGROUND Quality rating and improvement systems are a key component of California’s early learning policy and funding. Without a QRIS in development, Monterey County found itself unable to…

San Mateo County QRIS Mentoring

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA provided quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) mentoring and integration support to San Mateo County, building on the county’s strong existing capacity in early childhood education to bring it quickly up to speed on QRIS implementation. THE BACKGROUND In 2011, California was awarded a federal Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge…

Fresno County Early Stars: QRIS Design and Implementation

The Big Picture VIVA supported the Fresno County Office of Education in the strategic design, development, and implementation of their quality rating and improvement system, Early Stars. With VIVA’s support, Early Stars has been a leader in California’s county-based QRIS system. The Background In 2011, California was awarded a federal Race to the Top-Early Learning…