NAEYC Accreditation helps families recognize quality early learning programs and feel comfortable knowing that their children are receiving a high-quality, research-based education that will prepare them for future success. NAEYC Accreditation offers programs access to continuous quality-improvement resources, the latest research on best practices, training, technical assistance, visibility on family-focused search engines, and much more.
(from NAEYC website)
Quality Matters is Contra Costa County’s Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)—a system that supports and incentivizes child care providers to offer the best care possible. It also rates participating programs on their level of quality and helps providers engage in activities to raise their rating.
(from Quality Matters website)