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We support states’ efforts to raise the bar of quality in early learning and development programs through quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). We work with state leaders to clarify goals, identify needs, and offer expertise in the development of program standards. Our work at state and national levels sets the bar for best practices in center-based, home-based, and school-based early childhood education programs. The framework of Whole Leadership, inclusive of administrative leadership, pedagogical leadership, and leadership essentials, guides our work as we promote administrator qualifications as a stand-alone standard within QRIS standards.