Program Description

Quality Counts is a community-based child care quality improvement strategy, designed to build and sustain high quality in early care and education programs.

Who it Serves

Licensed, registered, or approved child care centers.

How It Works

Quality Counts is based upon a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) loop, which begins with a participating child care center/program’s assessment using five quality standards. The total score is then translated into a star rating level (1-5 star scale). Technical assistance and support is targeted based on the center’s star rating and includes regular classroom visits, at least 8 hours of training, monthly directors network meetings, and grant funding for equipment and materials.

Quality Counts by the numbers

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