California QRIS Consortium

The newly formed California QRIS (CA–QRIS) Consortium is a continuation of the work done through California’s Federal Race to the Top–Early Learning Challenge (RTT–ELC) grant. The RTT–ELC grant charged Regional Leadership Consortia with incorporating a locally driven quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) to improve the quality of early learning programs throughout the state.

As California’s RTT–ELC transitions into the CA–QRIS Consortium, the CA–QRIS now includes representatives from all counties and regions implementing a QRIS, including:

  • RTT–ELC Consortia and Mentees
  • California State Preschool Program (CSPP) QRIS Block Grantees
  • Infant/Toddler QRIS Block Grantees
  • First 5 IMPACT Consortia

Additionally, the CA–QRIS Consortium is supported by the CA–QRIS State Support Team, which includes staff from the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division, and First 5 California.

Beginning in 2016, the CA–QRIS Consortium will address issues pertaining to the implementation of the CA–QRIS Framework, which include the CA–QRIS Rating Matrix, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Pathways, Consortia Implementation Guide, and strategies for messaging QRIS to families and the public.

Below you will find upcoming CA–QRIS Consortium Meetings and agendas, the CA-QRIS Master Calendar, workgroup members, voting representatives, and QRIS resources.

If you have any questions related to the CA–QRIS Consortium, please e-mail the CA–QRIS State Support Team at

CA-QRIS Master Calendar

    For a list of future CA-QRIS meetings and QRIS-related conferences, please use the link below:

    CA-QRIS Master Calendar

CA-QRIS Regional Voting Representatives

CA-QRIS Workgroup Contact List

Upcoming Meetings

  • CA-QRIS Peer Networking Forum
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Tsakapoulos Library Galleria
    828 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814

  • CA–QRIS Consortium Meeting
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    Tsakapoulos Library Galleria
    828 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Previous Meetings