Early Achievers / Quality Rating and Improvement System

Early Achievers works in partnership with the Department of Early Learning, Child Care Aware of Washington and the University of Washington. Child Care & Family Services manages Washington State’s Quality Rating and Improvement System for Southwest Washington. A key strategy of the Statewide Early Learning Plan, Early Achievers seeks to improve the quality of child care and early learning programs. This is a voluntary program where participants receive training, coaching, resources and support.

There is no cost to participate.  Early Achievers gives providers access to coaching and professional development opportunities. Early Achievers also offers support and resources to help early learning professionals, both family home providers and centers, improve the quality of their care.

Resources for Families and Providers

Video Resources

These wonderful videos were produced in partnership with Child Care Aware of Washington, University of Washington and Department of Early Learning.

Department of Early Learning Resources for Families
Child Care Aware of Washington- Early Achievers information for Providers
Child Care Aware of Washington- Programa de Early Achievers


Related Pages

Professional Development Opportunities

For information on Early Achievers Professional Development, please contact Corina McEntire at 360.952.3361

How Does Early Achievers Work?

  • All licensed and certified programs can enroll in Early Achievers
  • Participants have acess to variety of support and resources to improve quality rating
  • A higher rating means provider has a solid track record for providing high-quality child care
  • Just by participating in Early Achievers demonstrates a committment to quality care
  • Providers ratings will be accessible on the DEL website

We are now providing

a higher-quality learning environment for our children.”