The Virginia Star Quality Initiative has a new look, new name, and new quality standards that recognize the key role of early learning in improving child outcomes.

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Virginia Quality is the state’s voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems exist in most states across the country and are a proven strategy to systematically improve the quality of child care and early learning programs.

Regulating Authority

Early learning programs must be in good standing with all requirements of their regulating authority.

Quality Rating Standards

The quality rating standards set the standards for quality improvement. There are five quality levels. At each level, programs are assessed on certain quality features and will be engaged in quality improvement. The criteria define what the program will be assessed on, and the required activities define the quality improvement activities that will be available to help achieve the quality improvement required for moving to the next level.

Professional Development

Professional development offers all of the training, learning, and coaching necessary to deliver high-quality services.

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