Early Achievers, Washington's Quality Rating and Improvement System
High-quality child care helps children get ready for success in kindergarten and beyond. Yet child care quality varies considerably around Washington.
Early Achievers, Washington's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), is Washington's voluntary program to help licensed child care providers offer high-quality care. Research shows that high-quality child care provides children with the foundation they need for success in school and in life. If you'd like to make a difference for children and families, please see the resources below.
Announcing the Washington Early Achievers Institutes
June 28-30 in SeaTac at the Seattle Airport Marriott
and July 12-14 in Spokane at the Davenport Hotel
Early Achievers participants can join colleagues and experts from across the country in support of high-quality programs. Choose from dozens of topics including individualizing instruction, addressing challenging behaviors, and best practices for child assessments. Early registration is only $20 through June 2.
General Early Achievers Information
- Early Achievers Level 2 Pathway poster
- Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge
- Early Achievers / QRIS Information
- Early Achievers / QRIS Fast Facts
- Early Achievers / QRIS Frequently Asked Questions
- Early Achievers / QRIS Orientation Schedule
Department of Early Learning's Early Achievers / QRIS Web Page
- Early Achievers / QRIS Quality Standards: Describes the criteria for reaching Early Achievers levels one through five
- Early Achievers Companion to the Quality Standards: Provides additional information about how to meet the Quality Standards.
- Early Achievers Operating Guidelines
- Early Achievers Coach Framework
- Early Achievers Participant Toolkit
For more information on Early Achievers please contact your local Child Care Aware office.