Forty states include indicators related to curriculum in their QRIS. The most common feature of curriculum indicators is alignment with early learning guidelines (65%). Other features include assessment results used to individualize curriculum (42%) and required training on curriculum (40%). More than half of states (60%) include other features of curriculum, such as information on written curriculum plans and alignment with state standards.
The most common approved curricula for infants and toddlers are the Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care, the High Scope Infant/Toddler Curriculum, and self-developed or bundled curricula (26%, 19%, and 19%, respectively). The most common curricula approved for preschoolers are the Creative Curriculum for Preschool (30%) and The High Scope Preschool Curriculum (23%).