Virginia's QRIS has a new look, a new name and new quality standards that recognize the key role of early learning in improving child outcomes.
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) exist in most states across the country and are a proven strategy to systematically improve the quality of child care and early learning programs. They were created as a proven strategy method to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in childcare centers and preschools. Virginia Quality focuses on continuous quality improvement, recognizes early learning programs commitment to excellence and supports programs with tools and services to achieve top quality.
The Virginia Quality Levels are a framework for program quality improvement. Each level builds on the one before it and prepares programs for the level that comes next. Programs progress through the levels at their own pace, based on their current level of quality and which aspects of quality they are ready to demonstrate next.
For your convenience, here is a summary of the Virginia Quality Standards and Levels.
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Virginia Quality consists of leading childcare centers, preschools and family childcare homes across the state. By voluntarily joining Virginia Quality, early learning programs show their staff, families and community that they are committed to quality for young children.
For a list of quality rated programs in the area and across the state, please review this information as July 6, 2016.
Questions? Contact Ruth Anne Collins at 276.403.5528 or RuthAnne@SmartBeginningsMHC.org.