The Quality Improvement Partnership is an intensive technical assistance project offering assessment, observation, mentoring, and technical assistance aimed at meeting identified goals to improve program quality.
The Quality Improvement Partnership is a project lasting a minimum of 12 weeks. An evening workshop with the cohort of providers will start off the project. During the first onsite visit, an intial program assessment will be conducted using the appropriate Environmental Rating Scale (ERS). During the second visit, the assessment scores and initial observations will be shared with the program staff or provider and a quality improvement plan will be developed. A Memorandum of Understanding outlining responsibilities will be signed by the program staff or provider and the mentor or specialist with Family Enrichment Network.
The following visists will vary by program, depending upon the needs, but will consist of a combination of training, mentoring, coaching, modeling, observations, and technical assistance all aimed at meeting the identified goals and improving program quality. A second evening workshop with the cohort will happen after approximately 6-8 weeks into the project. Each program in the project will receive a grant to purchase needed equipment and supplies to assist in meeting goals from the quality improvement plan. After another 6 weeks of onsite visits, a final assessment will be conducted. There will be one final evening workshop with the cohort of providers to end the project.