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What is quality child care?

Child care settings vary depending on the license capacity, facility type, and other factors.

Here are some QUALITY INDICATORS that parents are looking for:
  • Ratio
  • Group Size
  • Family Involvement
  • Caregiver Education
  • Staff Turnover
  • Health & Safety
  • Accreditation
Learn more about these indicators HERE.

How do I make my child care program better?

We offer a variety of chlid care education and support programs to enhance caregiving skills and knowledge.

Training Calendar: Search for workshops and training

Child Care Aware Training Academy: Specialized online training courses available 24/7

Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP): free training and support program for individuals who are starting or expanding their child care business.

Resource & Toy Lending Library: Resources and toys available to borrow to enhance your program.

Quality Rating Improvement System

A Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is used to assess the quality of early learning and care programs. It will eventually become Statewide.

To help prepare you for this new system, we wrote two articles in our CRS CONNECT.

Oct/Nov/Dec 2014 Issue - What is QRIS? page 11

Jan/Feb/Mar 2015 Issue - How to get Started? page 6