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Can I Participate in the QRIS Field Test?

In order to participate, your program must:

  • Be licensed by the Child Care Division
  • Have been in business for at least 2 years
  • Currently have or be willing to acquire liability insurance
  • Currently serve or be willing to serve families receiving state subsidies (such as Employment Related Dare Care, ERDC)
  • Be clear of any current DHS Child Welfare open investigations
  • Meet compliance history requirements for a Commitment to Quality rating
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I meet the requirements!

The process for field test participants begins with contacting your local Child Care Resource and Referral and signing up for a free Increasing Quality Training.

How do I get ready to participate in QRIS?

Check out the QRIS Top Five page.

Download PDF version of the Top Five

Learn more about how QRIS works on the QRIS Process page.


For answers to many of your questions about the QRIS process, what to include in your portfolio and how to ensure your portfolio meets the criteria.

Check out the Oregon ECE Resources Page (Opens new window) for tips, resources, and valuable information.

For questions about developmental screening and the ASQ (opens in a new window).

How to Participate in the QRIS

Oregon's QRIS offers supports and incentives to make incremental and progressive improvements. Each program has its own starting point and pace, and is provided technical assistance according to its needs.

QRIS can be looked at as a four-step process.

  • Step 1: Learn how to access free tools, advice and financial incentives by attending a free Increasing Quality Training session at your local Child Care Resource and Referral.
  • Step 2: Complete and submit an application and self-assessment.
  • Step 3: Receive support and feedback from our team of early learning experts about what you're doing well and how you can improve.
  • Step 4: Submit your QRIS portfolio to get your rating designation and use it as a marketing tool to grow your business or reassure parents their child is in capable and knowledgeable hands.

The opinions and policies expressed by this publication do not necessarily reflect those of The Teaching Research Institute, Western Oregon University, the Office of Child Care, or the U.S. Department of Education.

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