Q.I. Network

Analytics, Benchmarking, Expert Faculty

Q.I. Network

Analytics, Benchmarking, Expert Faculty

Drive Continuous Improvement in Your Program

the Q.I. Network

The Network integrates groundbreaking data visualizations and analytics with training and coaching in improvement science. Programs apply their learning to local problems of practice with tools that enable powerful filtering and analysis, and with easy to view heat maps, run charts, pareto analysis pre-set lists that lift the data burden from managers and accelerate data comprehension and insight.

Additionally, as a national network we benchmark major data sets that programs have never before been able to compare, which is critical in illuminating and addressing key problems of practice such as chronic absence, enrollment challenges or teacher turnover.

Once programs gain control of their data, the next step is analysis and practices to drive continuous improvement. The Q.I. Network offers many components (all on a virtual basis):

  • Orientation and support on the use of dashboards
  • Training on the use of continuous improvement tools
  • Training on the application of data into Head Start management systems
  • Analytic sessions focusing on shared problems of practice
  • Implementation coaching for local program improvement teams
  • Facilitated sharing of local improvement team findings
  • User groups focused on discrete data sets and practice

Our trainers and coaches are experts in improvement science, with a grounding in educational change and support from our veteran Head Start Directors. Data tools and visualizations are produced by CCR Analytics, the Network is co-hosted by state and regional Head Start Associations across the country.

Data ROI

Programs invest thousands of staff hours into data collection, but there’s little return on that investment without analytics and CQI. The purpose of the Q.I. Network is to deliver the value sitting untapped in your data: stronger federal reviews, improved school readiness and better family outcomes.

Combining Several Powerful Resources

Data Analytics

New, affordable dashboards with visualizations that enable Head Start programs to more easily absorb and use data. A data warehouse cuts across silos and supports robust analysis.

Benchmarking

Anonymous benchmarks enable comparisons across programs that have never previously been available, to identify bright spots and support learning.

Training & Coaching

Improvement science trainers advise participants on CQI tools and strategies, complemented by subject matter experts. Program teams receive regular coaching to support local implementation.

Learning Community

Participants enjoy the support of colleagues going through the quality journey together. Learning groups are organized around key topics and program demographics, to compare and learn from what works.

What Our Members Say

“The Q.I. Network felt expensive when we first applied, but now after receiving the dashboards, CQI training and continuous coaching, it definitely is one of the best values of any service we’ve purchased. We are very pleased and are renewing our membership for another year.”

Wassy Tesfa
Head Start Executive Director
Pacific Clinics

“I appreciate that the dashboards address areas that have been overlooked in the past, such as family services. The analytics connect child assessments to family needs and outcomes, giving our staff visibility across silos and into the connections between family life and child learning.”

Denise Lee
Head Start Program Director
Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA)

“The Q.I. Network design is truly remarkable. It’s the most exciting thing I’ve seen in Head Start in a while and I can’t wait until our team gets really steeped in this work and starts to see the impacts on our child and family outcomes.”

Debbie Peralez
Child Start, Inc.

“The QI Network has helped us look at program systems with a different perspective. We now have the tools at hand to dive deep into our data, what is working and what we can adjust for improvement. It has allowed us to improve our intake process with families, saving time for our Family Advocates. We are beginning to apply the processes to other systems within the program and are excited about the potential results.”

Jill Brenner
Deputy Director/Child Development Manager
Kitsap Community Resources, Washington

“My favorite part of the Q.I. Network experience was working with our coach. This process was the most fulfilling for me personally in regards to what I do here at our program in the area of CQI, program planning, self assessment, etc. She provided a forum for our team to think on a deeper level about an area we are struggling with and it forced us to think outside of the box. I found that the methods she used allowed us to work together collectively to come up with solutions and I found that to be quite helpful.”

Erica Peterson
Planning & Development Specialist
Blair County Head Start, Pennsylvania

Coaches and Teams Share

Check out a recent webinar where improvement coaches, program director and team members describe their experience in the Q.I. Network.

Benefits of Participation

Four key benefits described by our members

Federal Standards

Better prepared staff are able to confidently lead data tours and ace FA2 visits, addressing key issues like school readiness and family engagement. Quality is not simply avoiding DRS, but driving quality beyond federal standards.

Equity

Our tools help programs to quickly identify the children and families needing more attention and inform interventions that address disparities. Measurement and analysis are invaluable resources in closing the achievement gap.

New Efficiencies

Our analytic tools and improvement coaching enable managers to work smarter, not harder. Intuitive data visualizations and strategies that address systems instead of one-off solutions combine to fuel more efficiency.

Workplace Culture

Effective quality improvement embodies a culture of exploration, inquiry, learning and collaboration. Data is shared and front line workers are involved in developing and testing solutions. The benefit in workplace culture spills over into all areas of the program.

View our pricing page for more details about our Q.I. Network memberships.

HOW TO APPLY

Your application temporarily reserves you a space, after which you will receive a subscription agreement for review and approval. We will begin accepting applications very soon for our upcoming program year, which runs July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

To receive more information or to reserve a place, click below or email [email protected].

OUR MEMBERS

  • ECAP Sonoma
  • EChild Start, Inc.
  • EDavis School District Head Start
  • EDelta Health Alliance
  • EDouglass Community Services Head Start
  • EFirst Start Partnerships for Children and Families
  • EIzzi Early Education
  • EKitsap Community Resources
  • ELong Beach Unified School District Head Start
  • EMatrix Human Services
  • EMerced County Office of Education
  • EMercer County Head Start/Early Head Start
  • EMission Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
  • ENeighborhood House (Seattle)
  • ENorthcoast Children's Services
  • EPacific Clinics Head Start
  • EPlacer Community Action Council, Inc.
  • ERegion 10 Education Service Center
  • ESETA Head Start
  • ESouthwest HRA Head Start
  • EThe Unity Council
  • ETotal Community Action, Inc
  • EWu Yee Children's Services
  • EYMCA of Central Ohio Head Start
  • EYMCA of the East Bay