Spark, Oregon's Quality Rating and Improvement System

What is Oregon's Spark?

During this unprecedented time, we are committed to continuing to support families and child care providers as we closely monitor the situation around the COVID-19 outbreak. Spark processes are continuing but experiencing delays during this time.

Oregon's Spark is a program that raises the quality and consistency of child care and early learning programs across the state. The Quality Rating System recognizes, rewards and builds on what early learning and development programs are already doing well. It helps ensure children in Spark programs are ready for kindergarten by connecting programs and providers with free tools, financial incentives and professional advice that they can put into practice with confidence.

The Spark Process

The foundation of the Spark process is continuously improving the quality of your program for the families and children you serve. Spark participants understand that even if they were to achieve the highest rating, their goals of increasing quality don't end there.

Interested in starting the Spark process? Click here for more information.

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