DEL announces 65 early adopters for QRIS

The Department of Early Learning (DEL) has selected the Quality Rating and Improvement System Early Adopters for 2011-2012. The Washington Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is our state’s voluntary program for helping licensed child care providers offer high-quality care.

These 65 licensed child care facilities met all eligibility requirements and demonstrated a commitment to providing high-quality care for the children and families they serve. On behalf of our statewide partners and the local implementation agencies, we would like to congratulate Washington’s first QRIS participants!

DEL Director Bette Hyde shared a message about the early adopters.

Having a QRIS in place is one requirement in the federal Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant competition. DEL is leading Washington’s application for the grant, which could bring up to $60 million to our state over four years.

The full list of early adopters, organized by county:

Clark County

  • Cindy Perez

  • Southwest Washington Child Care Consortium– South Ridge

  • Southwest Washington Child Care Consortium – Image Child Care

  • Southwest Washington Child Care Consortium – Fruit Valley

  • Debbie’s 24/7 Day Care

  • Auntie’s House Child Care

  • Caring Corner Preschool and Child Care

  • Debra Simmerson

  • St John Christian Child Care Center

  • P. Nierenberg ELC

  • Becca’s Day Care

  • Daily Discoveries

  • Patience At Hand Child Care

  • Points of Light Christian Child Care

  • Innovative Services NW

  • Country Friends Child Care

  • Tads 2 Tots Daycare

  • Country Campus Learning Center

Kitsap County
  • Wendy Huskey

  • Sunny Patch

  • Mele’s Bize Bees (Mary Parsons)

  • Martha and Mary Early Learning Center -  Silverdale

  • Martha and Mary Early Learning Center -  Poulsbo

  • First Years Children’s Center

  • Chico Christian Child Care

Spokane County
  • St. Anne’s Children and Family Center

  • Spokane Child Development Center

  • Little Precious Ones

  • Jolene Bertsch

  • Ka Diddle Hoppers

  • Little Guys Two

  • Paula’s Play House Child Care

  • Kim’s Child Care and Early Learning

  • Christ Lutheran Child Center

  • Valley Learning Center

  • Lake City Learning Center

  • Green Gable Children’s Center

  • Central YMCA

  • Rainbow Connections Too

White Center
  • Educare

  • Rainbow Family Child Care

  • Maria Nicolas (Pequenos Pasos)

  • Linda’s Wee Ones Day Care

  • Learning Way School and Day Care

  • KinderCare Burien

  • From Roots to Wings Child Care

  • Fauntleroy Children’s Center

  • Curiosity Corner School

  • Community Schools West

  • Community Day School Highland Park

  • Carita de Angel

  • Bringing Up Baby

  • Ages in Stages Child Care

  • KinderCare 892

East Yakima
  • YMCA Jewett Child Development Center

  • Rosalinda’s Day Care

  • Rainbow Kids

  • La Petite Early Learning Center

  • Kids Inc.

  • Enriqueta Arreguin

  • Easter Seals – Jane’s House

  • Country Kids Child Development Center on 21st

  • Country Kids Child Development Center – Terrace Heights

  • Bertha’s Day Care

  • Balbina Gomez