Investing in Quality

Peterborough’s Early Learning and Child Care Quality Assurance Initiative

Making a difference in the outcomes for children through knowledge transfer and promoting best practice quality assurance and professionalism.

PIcture of Early Childhood Educators at a workshop

Guiding Principles

  • A community systems approach is an effective strategy – by working together, we can ensure the well-being of all children. It is essential to demonstrate that we value all children by embracing practices and procedures that are free of deliberate or unintentional (systemic) barriers, so that no one is disadvantaged.
  • The community system will build on existing strengths of individuals and organizations, by committing to an engaged partnership in the process of developing quality assurance and professional education.  
  • Initiatives and projects are evaluated to support efficacy, sustainability so that others can benefit from our experience and lessons learned
  • All child development and child care endeavours must be accessible, adaptable and flexible, and based on research and best practices.

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Vision and Terms of reference

Reports, and Related Studies

 DSCN6848Membership and Projects

The Investing in Quality Committee was formed in 2008 as the child care community launched the Raising the Bar  initiative.  The committee has representation from child care agencies, The Ontario Early Years Centre, Five Counties Children’s Centre and the City of Peterborough. The committee currently serves as an advisory group and partnered link with the City of Peterborough Business Partners and the City of Peterborough Child Care Network.  The goal of this initiative was, and continues to be, to enhance the quality of early learning and care in the City and County of Peterborough. The IIQ group is committed to the Raising the Bar on Quality project as well as other quality assurance projects which include professional development, community networking, and the Early Childhood Employment Registry.