Welcome to the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Information Hub
: Quality early
childhood education for all children in Nevada.
The QRIS Mission
: Through respectful
& strong state partnerships, Nevada's Quality Rating and Improvement System
(QRIS) works to equitably improve and sustain the early childhood system
through; quality coaching, accurate assessing, financial support, community
engagement and advocacy for the early childhood community to benefit families
of young children in Nevada."
What is high quality
early childhood education? A high quality early childhood program is an
inclusive environment that offers services at the highest possible levels for
all children and families. These programs provide a safe environment, while
promoting the physical, social emotional and cognitive development of all
children. High quality environments celebrate and explore the culture,
backgrounds and individuality of their children and families. The indicators of
quality include, but are not limited to: policies, procedures and
administrative practices that are best practices for the workforce, families
and children. This would include ample age-appropriate materials; appropriate
group size and ratios for each classroom and use of appropriate assessments to
assess children’s learning and development. Teaching approaches are
individualized for each child and are active, stimulating and engaging.
Thoughtful standards about health and safety are considered at the licensing
level and beyond. Families and community partners are included as valued
partners and are invited into all aspects of care and education. All the
indicators of quality combine together to create an environment that leads to
the highest outcomes and lifelong success for the youngest learners in our
state. Definition created by the Nevada Early Child Advisory Council, 2019.
for Centered Based Child Care Providers