Quality Rated Programs

What is a Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)? And why does North Dakota need it?

Bright & Early ND is the name for North Dakota’s QRIS. This is a common-sense approach to showcasing quality within early care and education programs throughout the state. We have developed a set of standards that build upon each other through “4 Steps to Quality”. Bright & Early ND helps to educate parents to become more savvy consumers when looking for child care for their own children. Parents can easily recognize the four Quality Rating symbols to identify Bright & Early ND programs.