Virginia’s commitment to quality in early childhood development utilizes common standards and a quality rating and improvement system.
Standards are agreed-upon frameworks that define expectations.
Virginia has developed:
Virginia’s Star Quality Initiative was created to offer a market-based solution to facilitate quality consistency among early childhood programs, support continuous qualityimprovement in partnership with public and private early education providers, and encourage a continuum of care and education throughout various provider settings, so that all children arrive in kindergarten ready to succeed.
Virginia’s Star Quality Initiative is administered in partnership between the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and the Office of Early Childhood Development.