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First QRIS Designations Awarded

Governor John Kitzhaber congratulates Erin Sekulic from Overlook Collaborative Preschool for receiving a 3-Star QRIS designation.

Governor John Kitzhaber congratulates Erin Sekulic from Overlook Collaborative Preschool for receiving a 3-Star QRIS designation.

Nov. 22, 2013

Oregon's Quality Rating and Improvement System's first batch of early childhood programs to receive their star rating were honored by the Early Learning Council during their November meeting. Council Chair, Pam Curtis read a letter from Governor Kitzhaber during the recognition that thanked and congratulated these first quality rated programs. Programs in attendance posed for pictures as they received their designation materials from Pam Curtis and Jada Rupley, Oregon's Early Learning Systems Director.

QRIS Data Facts

The December 2013 QRIS Data Facts newsletter provides the latest updates of Oregon's Quality Rating and Improvement System. Currently, 12,740 children are in Early Learning and Development Programs (ELDPs) that have attained a Commitment to Quality (C2Q) rating. Four in five (81%) of those children are in child care centers, 13% are in certified family child care, and 6% are in registered family child care. ELDPs that have attained a 3, 4 or 5 star rating provide service to 555 children.

ELDPs find the steps needed in QRIS to be helpful in improving their facilities:
96% - Self-assessment identifies areas of strength in their programs.
72% - QIP aids in review of their learning program and how it meets children's learning needs.

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