Early Achievers, Washington’s Quality Rating and Improvement System
September 17th, 2013
by Katrina Brooke
High-quality child care helps children get ready for success in kindergarten and beyond. Yet child care quality varies considerably around Washington.
Early Achievers, Washington’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), is Washington’s voluntary program to help licensed child care providers offer high-quality care. Research shows that high-quality child care provides children with the foundation they need for success in school and in life.
What is a quality child care program?
Choosing child care is an important decision. Families deserve to know that their children are in quality care environments that foster a love of learning, promote each child’s unique skills and cultures, and support the development of the whole child.
Early Achievers helps identify programs that have:
Nurturing and supportive relationships between adults and children
Care and education that meets each student’s individual needs
Facilities that are safe, well-organized, and have age-appropriate resources
Programs that support the development of the whole child
Open communication and genuine engagement with families
Meaningful efforts to embrace diversity
The Shyne School is working on being rated now. As a parent please let me know if you feel we need to improve. Your feedback is important to us! firstname.lastname@example.org