The purpose of this series of white papers is to report on the findings of an initial evaluation of Utah’s Care About Childcare program (CAC) using an implementation science framework. Care About Childcare is Utah’s version of the federal Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for child care providers, but unlike other states’ QRISs, Utah’s QRIS is a Quality Recognition and Information System. CAC was developed by the Utah Office of Child Care (OCC). It is a strengths-based, voluntary program in which providers identify and report the quality that they have achieved beyond the basic licensing requirements.
Fronk, Alexander; Gurko, Krista; and Austin, Ann Marie Berghout, "White Paper #1: Implementation, Introduction, and Methods" (2013). Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Publications. Paper 673.