What Are Star Ratings?
After each provider has been assessed by highly trained professionals and had time to make quality improvements, the provider is rated on how well they meet quality standards. Assessments are made using valid and reliable tools that focus on what research shows are the key components of quality early learning settings, including adult-child interactions, learning environments and staff qualifications. All providers participating in Quality First have made a commitment to quality improvement. Providers with ratings of 3 stars or more have met or exceeded quality standards.
What do the Ratings Mean?
The quality of each program participating in Quality First is assessed by highly trained professionals using valid and reliable tools that focus on what research shows are the key components of quality early care and education. Based on these assessments, each program is given a Quality First Star Rating, ranging from 1 to 5 stars.