Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)
Early Achievers is Washington’s Quality Rating and Improvement System for child care providers. A statewide, research-based program, Early Achievers provides free support and resources to child care providers so they can integrate proven high-quality early learning into every aspect of their programs. Thousands of providers participate statewide – reaching more than 70,000 young children every day. Early Achievers participants engage in continuous quality improvement efforts and their programs have been validated by the University of Washington.
Early Achievers programs are rated in four main areas:
- Child outcomes
- Curriculum, learning environment and interactions
- Professional development and training, and
- Family engagement and partnership
We are Here to Serve You
We are committed to ensuring that all children in NW Washington can access quality earning learning opportunities that support their natural curiosity, critical thinking skills, social and emotional development, and positive child outcomes. Child Care Aware of Northwest Washington provides one-on-one coaching and technical assistance for more than 400 child care providers in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties. If you are interested in how you can get started in Early Achievers, please call (360) 734-8396 ext 227 to connect with a coach in your area.
Learn more about the Early Achievers QRIS at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) website https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/earlylearning-childcare/early-achievers