FOCUS is New Mexico’s third generation of QRIS. Through FOCUS, the state’s Early Learning Standards, Early Learning Program Standards, and Early Childhood Professional Development Standards merge. Altogether, they are designed to ensure that many more children from birth through age five have access to dramatically improved early learning programs so that they enter school with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions they need to be successful. The Program Administration Scale (PAS) and Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) are used as self-assessment tools to build intentional leadership practices in center- and home- based early care and education settings.
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