RATING INFORMATION

HELPING FAMILIES MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS

To measure progress, each program enrolled in QSSB is assessed and given a rating, ranging from 1 to 5 leaves. These ratings are based on what research shows are the key components of quality early care, including adult-child interactions, learning environments and appropriate learning activities. For parents and families, ratings are easy-to-understand indicators of quality. 

 

QSSB is about continuous quality improvement. The standards are high, and reaching the quality levels is often a long-term process for child care and preschool programs. Those achieving ratings in the quality levels (3 leaves and above) have met these standards, and all programs enrolled in Quality Start are committed to making improvements that help prepare kids for school and life. It's also important to keep in mind that ratings are just one of several factors to consider when finding the right child care or preschool program for your family's needs. Click here for more information and a downloadable Keys to Quality checklist to help inform your decision making process. 

QUALITY START PROVIDER RATINGS

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    HIGHEST QUALITY

    Far exceeds quality standards

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    QUALITY

    Meets quality standards

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    EMERGING QUALITY

    Committed to quality improvement

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    QUALITY PLUS

    Exceeds quality standards

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    RISING QUALITY

    Approaching quality standards

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    NO RATING

    Program is enrolled in Quality Start but does not yet have a public rating

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