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