Soon the Virginia Star Quality Initiative will have a new look, a new name and new quality standards that recognize the key role of early learning in improving child outcomes. For a preview, visit www.virginiaquality.com.
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems exist in most states across the country and are a proven strategy to systematically improve the quality of child care and early learning programs. They were created as a method to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in childcare centers and preschools.
Virginia’s Quality Rating and Improvement System is going through some major changes. Based on research and feedback from stakeholders across the state, we have revised our standards to be more focused on children’s learning and better encourage continuous quality improvement. View a Summary of the new standards.
To learn more about the programs that were previously rated under the Virginia Star Quality Initiative, click here