Quality Rating System
“Hey! Can I call you back? I’m picking the kids up at the babysitter.”
“Wait. Did you say babysitter? I am not a babysitter. I am a professional child care provider!”
Sound familiar? Have you ever had these thoughts? When you provide child care in your home getting parents to recognize you as a “professional” can be challenging. Caring for children requires a lot of hard work, love, and specialized knowledge. You are not just a babysitter. So how do you better portray yourself as a professional?
Quality Rating System (QRS) is a voluntary program that offers you a guided way to improve the quality of child care you provide. Your participation shows your dedication to the health, safety, and development of the children you care for and your commitment to learning child care best practices. It demonstrates to parents and to the community that you are a professional.
QRS gives you opportunities for networking with other child care providers. It is important to have a strong support system with whom you can share ideas. After all, the best way to learn is from each other. QRS also provides financial benefits through monetary bonuses and reimbursement programs.
QRS is for all providers who see themselves as professionals. Whether you’ve been in child care for 6 months or 20 years we guarantee you will learn new ways to revitalize your business, find new interests, and most importantly, increase the quality of child care you provide. For more information about QRS, call Child Care Resource & Referral at 563-557-1628.