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Child Development Resource Center

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QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System):Tier 5

This program excels in essential standards that support quality learning for all children. This rating indicates that a program has met all the requirements for Levels 3 and 4, plus the following:

  • Uses the program's philosophy to guide key program and personnel decisions
  • Labels shelves and containers with pictures
  • Has indoor space available for gross motor activities
  • Collects a variety of supplemental assessment information on children
  • Uses screen time in an intentional manner related to instructional goals
  • Is evaluated by early learning professionals to verify it uses best practices in adult-child interactions
  • Encourages parents to play an active role in the program, sharing their communities and cultures
  • Allows for family input from meetings or advisory groups
  • Provides forms and essential program information in a manner that is understandable to all families in the program regardless of differences in language, literacy, or ability
  • Provides information for families about educational opportunities available in the community
  • Has a leader/director with a bachelor’s degree in the field or equivalent training
  • Employs a majority of staff members who have an associate degree in the field or equivalent training
  • Regularly observes employees on adult child interactions to ensure best practices are being implemented
  • Provides substantial employment benefits to staff