Oregon's Quality Rating and Improvement System


Find a star-rated program near you!

Search here to find child care in your area. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of programs in your area: It reflects only programs that applied for a Commitment to Quality designation or a star rating in the QRIS.

Though the QRIS is intended to be a measure of quality, inclusion on this list does not necessarily constitute endorsement from the Center on Early Learning, The Research Institute, or Western Oregon University.

The ratings on this list are updated on a monthly basis.


Star Ratings Explained

Commitment to Quality (C2Q)

This program is committed to improving its quality.

This rating indicates that a program:

  • Has attended an Increasing Quality Training session

  • Has been in business for at least two years

  • Has a good track record with state licensing agents

  • Has  taken intentional steps to improve quality

This program may qualify for a higher rating but is either in the process of applying or has not yet applied for one.



3-Star Quality-Rated Program

This program meets essential standards that support quality learning for all children.

This rating indicates that a program:

  • Has a written philosophy that defines its values, beliefs, and goals for children and families

  • Uses a curriculum  that supports children’s learning and development

  • Maintains an accessible, organized, child-friendly indoor physical environment

  • Uses basic indoor furnishings, materials, planned curriculum activities and daily routines that support children’s learning and development

  • Performs annual screenings on children



4-Star Quality-Rated Program

This program exceeds essential standards that support quality learning for all children.

This rating indicates that a program has met all the requirements for a 3-star quality-rated program, PLUS:

  • Has a program philosophy that explicitly ensures the inclusion of all children

  • Has shelves or containers that are labeled with words of children in the languages of all children in the program

  • Has appropriate gross motor including portable gross motor equipment for play

  • Uses enhanced materials and curriculum that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion



5-Star Quality-Rated Program

This program excels in essential standards that support quality learning for all children.

This rating indicates that a program has met all the requirements for a 3- and 4-star quality-rated program, PLUS:

  • Uses the program’s philosophy to guide key program and personnel decisions

  • Labels shelves and containers with pictures

  • Has indoor space available for gross motor activities

  • Collects a variety of supplemental assessment information on children

  • Uses screen time in an intentional manner related to instructional goals





Parent and Family Resources

In this section you can find resources such as tips on finding child care, evaluations and developmental screenings, helpful child care tips, etc.

  • 211 is a free guide to health and social services in Oregon and southwest Washington http://211info.org/






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