Our state's voluntary quality rating and improvement system allows parents
to know a program's level before enrolling their child, and helps
programs continually improve their quality.
Smart Beginnings is a partner in our state's voluntary rating and improvement system. These systems exist in most states across the country and are a proven strategy to improve the quality of child care and early learning programs.
Quality Rating Standards
Participating programs receive a rating (Level 1–5), as well as a specialist to train teachers and guide administrators so they can work toward the next quality level.