About QRIS Portal
Quality early learning is a critical piece of early childhood development that has been shown to have long-term benefits for children. A quality rating and improvement system is intended to raise the level of quality of early learning programs by developing quality standards, providing quality improvement supports, and aligning disconnected systems.
As part of a QRIS, early learning programs are rated using a matrix that provides a common set of quality standards. Higher ratings indicate higher quality. A QRIS rates programs’ quality, shares that information with parents, and uses the rating information to provide appropriate quality improvement supports.
The Bay Area Quality Early Learning Partnership is a collaboration of eight Bay Area counties that takes a regional approach to the development of local quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS).