California's North State Quality Rating Improvement System
Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) is a systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early care and education programs. Similar to rating systems for restaurants and hotels, participating sites earn ratings that show they meet a set of defined program standards.
QRIS can provide parents valuable information to help them make decisions about their child's care and education. By participating in QRIS, early care and education providers embark on a path of continuous quality improvement. QRIS participants are going above and beyond to achieve a level of quality that exceeds the minimum requirements to operate.
Seven counties in the California North State region (Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity) have come together to build the North State QRIS. Providers are supported during their individual quality improvement journeys through mentoring, education, training, materials, and technical assistance.
Our Mission: To increase the quality of early care and education across our region and educate the community on its importance.
Our Vision: The highest quality of early care and education is available to the children in our region and the community will understand the importance of quality, what it looks like, and where to find it.
If you are a parent or provider and would like more information on North State QRIS please see the official website at: