Here are the answers to some of our most asked questions. If you don’t see the answer to your question below, please contact us.
SDQPI is a systemic approach to assessing, improving and communicating the level of quality in early care and education programs.
Participating in Quality Improvement means that your program is given individualized support tailored to the needs of the site and the site leader. It is focused on how to support staff working directly with children to continually enhance and improve adult-child learning and development interactions and opportunities, maximizing each child’s potential.
Providers may select to participate in Rating activities to obtain a 1-5 tiered rating that indicates the level of quality offered at the site. The System in QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System) involves engagement in both, Quality and Rating activities, focused on Improvements. SDQPI helps providers keep up to date with "best practices" in early learning and identify areas for continued improvement through Quality Improvement Plans.
Developmental and Health Screenings
Effective Teacher-Child Interactions
Adult-to-Child Ratios and Group Sizes
Safe and Engaging Program Environment
Qualified Early Learning Center Directors
When you join SDQPI you will receive resources, educational support and get rated as you become ready.
Also, when you join, you:
We recommend you start with the No-Cost Quality Journey orientation to learn more about the elements of quality and opportunities to improve in areas that matter most to you and the families you serve. To sign up, please contact us.