The Culture of Continuous Learning Project: A Breakthrough Series Collaborative for Improving Child Care and Head Start Quality (the CCL Project) aims to assess the feasibility of implementing a collaborative quality improvement strategy intended to improve the uptake and sustainability of evidence-based practices in Head Start and child care settings. The Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) is a specific model designed to support learning and improvement among practitioners at all levels of an organization. In the CCL Project, directors, teachers, other staff members, and parents involved with Head Start and child care programs in Boston will focus on practices that support children’s social and emotional learning. Click here to learn more.

What is the Breakthrough Series Collaborative?

This project is funded by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families.

Related Documents

Culture of Continuous Learning Project: Theory of Change


University of Massachusetts Boston

Center for the Study of Social Policy

JRA Consulting, Ltd.


Principal Investigator: Kathryn Tout

Project Directors: Tamara Halle, Anne Douglass

Project Managers: Jennifer Cleveland, Danielle Hegseth

Federal Project Officers: Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, Nina Philipsen Hetzner


March 2018