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Forty QIS reported numbers for both density and participation in 2021. Nine of those automatically enroll licensed center-based ECE programs in their QIS. Of the 31 QIS with voluntary participation for centers, the systems with the highest density are Kentucky, Arkansas, Utah, Indiana, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Maryland. QIS with voluntary systems for center-based programs with the highest participation numbers tend to have a QIS that requires participation based of receipt of certain public funding streams (e.g., CCDF subsidies).

The map below depicts the density of participating programs for both centers and FCCs. Density is defined as the number of participating programs divided by the total number of programs within a state. Toggle between the center density map and the FCC density map using the buttons or arrows above the map. Hover over each state for additional details.