What is a QRIS?
Nearly every state in the nation has either launched, or is developing, a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) to improve the quality of early care and education for children. A QRIS helps programs to improve by measuring current levels of quality against research-backed standards. In California, these standards tie to:
- Child observation
- Developmental and health screenings
- Teacher and administrator qualifications
- Teacher-child interactions
- Teacher-child ratios and group size, and
- Program environment.
The QRIS National Learning Network provides information on the use of QRIS throughout the country.
Coordinator, Child Care Partnership Council
Phone: (650) 802-5647