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Reports, Data, and other Resources

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



"A quality rating (recognition) 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"… read more on the Build Initiative website.


"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"…read more on the QRIS Learning Network website.


"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"… read more about the Heckman Equation. 

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ReadyNation: Business Case for Early Childhood Investments
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ReadyNation: Building the Workforce Pipeline for the Energy Industry
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ReadyNation: Tomorrow's STEM Workforce
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The Economic of Early Care & Learning in Alaska - Report Summary

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2015 Statewide Early Care and Learning Economic Impact Report

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