Through the Coös County Early Childhood Development Initiative, funded by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation, the Director Network has funding to improve the quality of early care and education programs in Coös.
Directors involved in the Coös County Director Network may apply for the quality improvement funds. Involvement refers to the regular attendance at, and participation in, Director Network meetings, use of evidenced based curriculum and assessments, and evidence of quality improvements per current award parameters is required.
These areas for improvement have been identified through the Evidenced Based Assessments such as the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-3), Infant and Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-3), Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT), and Teaching Pyramid Infant and Toddler Observation Scale (TPITOS). Programs create an annual Center Improvement Plan using the results of these assessments, choosing at least three goals to work on for the year to improve quality within their center. The yearly Quality Improvement Awards are intended for Programs to purchase materials, make approved capital improvements, or provide training or coaching related to areas that have been identified for quality improvement. View Quality Improvement Award parameters.