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Quality Improvement and Related Programs

3000-1020

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $32,812,455 $32,812,455
FY17 $33,326,473 $32,596,637
FY16 $9,007,979 $8,650,000
FY15 $8,544,267 $8,150,000
FY14 $8,711,093 $8,250,000
FY13 $8,773,998 $8,182,383
FY12 $8,995,433 $8,250,000
FY11 $9,259,613 $8,250,000
FY10 $10,301,783 $9,000,000
FY09 $15,365,191 $13,292,737
FY08 $11,180,328 $9,538,739
FY07 $7,340,563 $6,038,739
FY06$0$0
FY05$0$0
FY04$0$0
FY03$0$0
FY02$0$0
FY01$0$0
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Funding for Quality Improvement and Related Programs
193.5%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • In FY17, the budget consolidated funding for early education Quality Improvement (3000-1020). Funding for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (3000-5075) and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (3000-6075) were completely encompassed in this new line item. These line items are grouped together. A portion of funding from Early Education and Care Administration (3000-1000), Supportive and TANF Childcare (3000-3060), Income Eligible Child Care (3000-4060), and Services for Infants and Parents (3000-7050), was also shifted into Quality Improvement, but these line items are not included in this group. In FY18, funding for the Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative (3000-6025) was also incorporated into Quality Improvement, and is included in this group.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

First created in the FY 2017 budget, the Quality Improvement program brings together an array of early education initiatives previously funded through separate line-items that focus on improving the quality of services provided to preschool-age kids throughout the state.

The Department of Early Education and Care states that this consolidation from six line items into one would have several benefits including:

• Identifying opportunities to focus multiple grants and funding streams towards common quality goals

• Better understanding the needs for additional funding.

There are many indicators used to assess the quality of early education and care programs. The Department of Early Education and Care uses the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) as a standard way to measure quality. QRIS utilizes five key indicators along with other standards to evaluate and determine each program's quality rating. The QRIS system has discrete levels (ranging from the initial level 1 to the highest ranking of level 5) that programs can attain based on meeting QRIS criteria. Implementation of QRIS means that all early education providers (including public school districts, private early education centers, or licensed family providers) can be evaluated on a unified system. For more information, see the Commonwealth’s QRIS site.

Quality Improvement funding can be used for several purposes including meeting standards set in QRIS, designing curriculum, assessing kids on measures of interest, developing the talent of early educators, and seeking accreditation for programs. These funds would also support the administrative personnel who oversee and implement quality improvement activities, such as the licensure process that ensures early education providers meet all state and federal requirements for staff training and facilities.

Additionally, Quality Improvement is designed to continue some support for existing programs that were previously implemented through separate funding, such as ensuring that early education services meet the needs of students with special needs.

Updated August 2016

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $32,812,455 $32,812,455
FY18 Leg $32,812,455 $32,812,455
FY18 Sen $46,962,455 $46,962,455
FY18 SWM $46,862,455 $46,862,455
FY18 Hou $33,212,455 $33,212,455
FY18 HWM $33,212,455 $33,212,455
FY18 Gov $31,962,455 $31,962,455
FY17 $33,326,473 $32,596,637

Notes

  • In FY17, the budget consolidated funding for early education Quality Improvement (3000-1020). Funding for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (3000-5075) and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (3000-6075) were completely encompassed in this new line item. These line items are grouped together. A portion of funding from Early Education and Care Administration (3000-1000), Supportive and TANF Childcare (3000-3060), Income Eligible Child Care (3000-4060), and Services for Infants and Parents (3000-7050), was also shifted into Quality Improvement, but these line items are not included in this group. In FY18, funding for the Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative (3000-6025) was also incorporated into Quality Improvement, and is included in this group.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.