About QRIS

  • What is QRIS?

    A quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) provides a framework for defining high quality early care and education centers and family child care homes. 
    QRIS is a locally-implemented Quality Rating Improvement System, which:

    helps to connect parents and families to high-quality early learning and care programs provides resources and support to participating local early learning and care programs, so they may provide infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children with quality early learning experiences. 

    The Kings County Cares About Quality Program oversees the QRIS Program serving Kings County.

    Why does quality matter?
    High-quality early learning and care programs can have a lifelong, positive impact on young children and their families. Research continues to show that children in quality early learning and care programs are more likely to succeed in school and less likely to drop out, need remedial education, or end up in prison.

    During the first few years of life, young children are developing rapidly. The rate of development is at its highest level. 

    The early care and education environment you choose can have a major impact on your child’s future. Quality early learning experiences build the foundation for skills your child needs in school, work, and life.


    What are the site quality ratings?
    Similar to restaurants and hotels, early learning and care programs are able to earn quality ratings. The site quality ratings are based on how well the early learning center or family child care home has met the five-tiered set of program standards, which cover three core areas:

    • Child Development and School Readiness
    • Teachers and Teaching
    • Program and Interactions

    Click on the QRIS - Site Quality Ratings link below to see the quality ratings earned by the early care centers and family child care homes participating in the QRIS Program.


  • I'm a parent and I'm not quite sure which child care setting to choose

  • What quality ratings mean?

Kings County QRIS Ratings

  • Participating sites in Kings County 

    Below is a list of the early care centers and family child care homes participating in the Kings County Cares About Quality QRIS Program.  

    Each early care centers will have a site quality rating. The rating scale range is 0 - 5. 5 is the highest quality rating possible.  

    Please click on the document below and browse through this list to locate a high-quality early care centers near you!

    Kings County QRIS Rating Sites

Choosing a Child Care Provider

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Kings County QRIS Participating sites

  • All
  • Corcoran USD
  • Educare Services
  • Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO)
  • Kings County Office of Education
  • Reef-Sunset
  • West Hills CDC
  • All
  • Child Care Center
  • All
  • Armona
  • Avenal
  • Corcoran
  • Hanford
  • Kettleman City
  • Lemoore
  • Lemoore NAS
  • Stratford

Contact Us

  • Phone: 
    (559) 589-2668

    (559) 589-7006

    876 East D Street

    Lemoore, CA 93245

Kings County CARES About Quality Program

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