The Application and Implication of the Financial Incentives in U.S. Quality Rating and Improvement Systems for Early Childhood Education and Care
Most U.S. state governments are employing on- going financial incentives linked to meeting standards so as to secure the steady operation of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems，which has been becoming a powerful policy trend producing quality services for children and families in the U.S. since last decade. Financial incentives include tiered reimbursement，quality grants or merit awards for programs，scholarships and wage supplements， tax credits，etc. which have accumulated successful experience in supporting disadvantaged groups，the facilitation of continuous improvement，the retention of the well- qualified teaching and administrative staff，and the engagement of various stakeholders. Confronted with the process of universal access to early childhood education in China，the U.S. practices offer some significant implications to financial support for the development of the quality of early childhood education and care.
|關鍵詞||美国、财政激励、质量评级与促进系统、学前保教质量、quality rating and improvement systems、financial incentives、quality of early childhood education and care|