Drive Continuous Improvement in Your Program
As a Head Start leader, you appreciate the challenge of using data to drive stronger outcomes. It’s not enough to attend a training or hire a data expert. It requires a team that can produce effective analysis, access the right experts and sustain a strategy with coaching and support along the way.
That’s why we’ve created the Q.I. Network. The Network integrates data analytics into a learning community experience with dashboards, expert faculty and coaching to sustain continuous quality improvement. We provide the support you need to shift the culture and practices in your program, wow federal reviewers and achieve strong outcomes for children and families.
The Network combines several powerful resources
that have never previously been offered together
How It Works
Historically, the cost of data analytics has been out of reach for most early childhood programs. However, by organizing programs together in a Network we are able to create a new economy, making both the analytics and expert faculty affordable, to enable programs to understand and effectively act on their data. Additionally, facilitators in specific content areas help mine nuggets from benchmark reports, so that everyone learns from the high performers and so that cohort members can support one another on the journey. The Network is designed for leadership teams consisting of program directors and key managers.
By subscribing, programs commit to participate for the calendar year to share data, participate in online training, coaching, and facilitated sessions by topic area. Programs initially receive an orientation to their own dashboard, training in improvement science basics, and then are placed into a cohort of similar programs. Subject matter experts facilitate communities of practice applying CQI to their area of interest (e.g. health, family engagement, trauma informed approaches, remote learning, etc.). Programs develop improvement initiatives around topics of interests, supported by regular coaching to develop proficiency with the structures and processes that support data culture and continuous quality improvement (e.g. data visuals, staff inquiry and dialogue, process mapping, driver analysis, hypothesis testing and iteration).
The Q.I. Network is managed by Early Intel and the program is overseen by an advisory council composed of representatives from the participating programs. The Network is co-sponsored by diverse state and regional Head Start Associations.
Getting the right analytics is essential, but it’s only the start — what you do with them will determine progress.
Expectations of Participants
The success of the Network depends on the members. Joining the Q.I. Network represents a commitment to actively participate and apply the learning in one’s own program. The following are delineated in our application:
- While programs may alternate staff participation in particular sessions, they commit that a core of senior leadership will engage with the Network’s training content.
- Programs will upload identified data on a timely basis to ensure accurate benchmarking across the Network (our data partners are available to assist your staff in this process).
- Programs commit to implementing a quality improvement initiative during the year and be willing to share their experience with other participants.
- Programs will participate in online coaching sessions and communities of practice.
Pricing & Payment
- 100-300 children
- 300–599 children
- 600–2,000 children
- 2,000–4,000 children
- 4,000+ children
Programs may choose to pay in full up front or in three installments over the year.
Delegates — Pricing will vary for grantees that plan to include delegate agencies. Considerations include the number of delegates, variances across data systems, and the number of participants from the delegates planning to participate in the learning community. Contact us for an exact quote on delegate pricing.