• What is Quality Counts?
    Quality Counts is a quality rating improvement system, designed to assess, improve and community the level of quality in child care programs.  Similar to ratings used for restaurants and other services, Quality Counts uses a five star scale to communicate the level of quality in child care centers; providing parents with a tool for choosing quality child care.
    What do the Quality Counts stars mean? 
    Star levels are based on five quality standards:
    • Children's learning environment
    • Teacher Education
    • Number of teachers and children per classroom
    • Program Management
    • Parent Involvement