Quality Care Program

The Quality Care Program (QCP) is funded by the Hawai‘i State Department of Human Services (DHS). The QCP is a collaborative partnership of the Center on the Family (COF), the Hawai‘i Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC), Honolulu Community College (HCC), and People Attentive to Children (PATCH) that aims to improve the quality of home-based and center-based early childhood education and care.

Project goals include:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) to assess and support continuous quality improvement in licensed early childhood education and care programs, defined as care for children in licensed center-based child care programs and family child care homes that are (a) part of the formal system of child care, (b) licensed by the state, and (c) require payment for the child care they provide. More about QRIS
  • Implement the DHS Quality Care Program (QCP) for Home-Based Child Care Providers to support licensed family child care providers with educational materials built upon 12 Hallmarks of Quality Care.

For more information, contact
Ann Tom, Project Coordinator, at tomann@hawaii.edu or Dr. Grace Fong, Principal Investigator at gfong@hawaii.edu

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