|The QualityStart OC QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System)
provides families and early learning programs with a common definition
of high quality, provides support to sites in achieving high quality,
and conducts formal site ratings for approximately 300 preschool,
childcare, and family child care home sites in Orange County.
All participating sites are rated bi-annually on a scale of 1-5 stars. Each star indicates a level of quality above the minimum required by the state for all licensed programs. Participating programs must commit to a focus on high quality across all program practices, which includes attending trainings, receiving coaching, and using program quality assessment information to create site continuous quality improvement plans.
For a a list of site ratings, including downloadble Rating Reports and links to site enrollment information, please visit www.QualityStartOC.com
Click HERE to download a copy of the Rating Matrix for ECE Centers.
Click HERE to download a copy of the Rating Matrix for Family Childcare Homes.
Click HERE to download a copy of the QRIS Professional Development Pathways.
The QRIS Pilot Rating Matrix and Professional Development Pathways are based on California's Early Learning and Development System of research-based tools, assessments, and curriculum standards. Follow the links below for more information about these key continuous quality improvement tools: