What is QRIS?
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. (Reference: Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child).
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.
Quality Counts California, June 2018
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 Environment
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.
Choosing a Child Care Provider
La Eleccion de un Proveedor de Cuidado Infantil
Kings County QRIS Participating sites
876 East D Street
Lemoore, CA 93245