QIAS

AcronymDefinition
QIASQuality Improvement and Accreditation System (National Childcare Accreditation Council)
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All questionable intelligence activities (QIA) find their way to the Army Inspector General (IG) who personally reads them all.
The Hawke speech announced the creation of a national childcare quality accreditation system, the Quality Improvement and Accreditation System (QIAS), which has had a profound impact on the ways in which the quality of child care is understood and enacted.
In the final rule, CMS officials decided to let plans include cash recouped through fraud-prevention efforts to be included in the incurred claims total, but to exclude fraud prevention and network management costs from the QIA cost total.
child care centres) to complete a quality accreditation process known as the Quality Improvement and Accreditation System (QIAS).
Within the Australian context, Hutchins, Frances and Saggers (2009) highlight concerns about lack of attention to Indigenous perspectives on quality within the former Quality Improvement and Accreditation System (QIAS).
Quality Improvement Accreditation Systems (QIAS) Quality Practices Guide Preamble (1st edn).
In Australia, the National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC) is responsible for quality assurance in long day care services, family day care and outside of school hours care through the Quality Improvement and Accreditation System (QIAS).
Child care has been identified as a potential source of support for parents (Lee, Halpern, Hertz-Picciotto, Martin & Suchindran, 2006) and the Quality Improvement and Accreditation System (QIAS) (National Childcare Accreditation Council, 2005) emphasises that trusting and supportive family/centre partnerships are essential if positive developmental outcomes for children are to be achieved.
Under QIAS regulations, centres are required to provide child safety information and advice to families that is up-to-date and recognised by health and safety authorities (QIAS Factsheet #2).
Currently, 91.1 per cent of LDC centres in Australia are accredited by the Quality Improvement and Accreditation System (QIAS) controlled by the National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC), with the remainder non-accredited.
There are three separate systems covering family day care (FDCQA), out of school hours care (OSHCQA), and long day care (QIAS).The broad objective of all three systems is to 'ensure that all children in care have stimulating, positive experiences and interactions that nurture all aspects of their development' (NCAC, 2008, p.