Raising Quality in Early Care
Children who are enrolled in high-quality child care and preschool programs score higher on cognitive and social readiness evaluations than their peers in low-quality programs.
What makes a high quality child care program?
BANANAS supports child care and preschool professionals in raising quality while children are in their care through Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Coaching, health and safety trainings, professional development workshops offered at no-cost, over-the-phone and in-person counseling and technical assistance, on-site coaching on how to set up environments that enhance learning opportunities for young children, and through encouraging parent involvement.
When children have access to quality care, the playing field is leveled for all children. Allowing each child to start kindergarten ready to succeed. Early learning programs set the stage for continued life successes, setting children up to thrive for life.