Abstract: The development of the holistic child is closely linked to the quality of the relationships experienced with others, as stated in the quality areas and principles in the QIAS Quality Practices Guide. By investigating the NCAC Quality Practice Guide, this study introduces the concept of the QIAS model more effectively. There are seven proportion quality areas in the QIAS which are staff relationships with children and peers; partnerships with families; programming and evaluation; childrens experiences and learning; protective care and safety; health, nutrition and wellbeing and managing to support quality. As a conclusion, this QIAS instrument is able to serve as a guidelines to the childcare center on what is needed and required to be look into and take into consideration in order to ensure the quality of childcare centers.
Siti Noor Ismail, Yahya Don, Fauzi Husi and Aizan Yaacob, 2016. A Quality Improvement and Accreditation System (QIAS) Model: The Catalyst for Quality Childcare Center. The Social Sciences, 11: 7336-7340.