Virginia Quality is leading the way for quality early care & education for Virginia’s children and families


In July 2020, Governor Northam signed legislation to create a Unified Measurement and Improvement System. VDOE is working with a variety of stakeholders to develop and scale the new system.  By fall 2023, all publicly-funded programs will be required to participate. Virginia Quality will remain active until the new system is in place, with a plan to ‘freeze’ Virginia Quality ratings to support the overall transition. More information can be found on the Virginia Department of Education Quality Measurement and Improvement (VQB5) webpage.


Choosing an early childhood program is one of the most important decisions a family can make.

Early Childhood Professionals

By voluntarily participating in Virginia Quality, early learning programs show their staff, families, and community that they are committed to quality for young children.