Reports & Resources

Learn & Grow is a part of the nationwide Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) movement. The following links, articles, and
reports all support the need for improved quality in early childhood education across the country. Please explore these resources and
contact us if you need more information or have questions about Learn & Grow or QRIS.

The Build Initiative

“A quality rating and improvement system provides a framework for building strong early care and education systems within states. With
its increased focus on data collection, QRIS can be a powerful policy tool to transform early childhood education.” Visit the Build Initiative.

QRIS Learning Network

“The BUILD Initiative’s QRIS National Learning Network was formed by a coalition of states and organizations. The network is united in
the desire to use rating and improvement strategies to elevate the quality of care in state early care and education systems and to
support and improve children’s development.” Visit the QRIS Learning Network.

The Heckman Equation

“Anyone looking for upstream solutions to the biggest problems facing America should look to Nobel Prize winning University of Chicago
Economics Professor James Heckman’s work to understand the great gains to be had by investing in the early and equal development of
human potential.” Learn more about the Heckman Equation.

2017-18 Learn & Grow Progress Report

This report provides an overview of Learn & Grow’s work from 2017-18.