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State of Iowa Quality Rating System

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What is the Quality Rating System?

The QRS was developed:

  • to raise the quality of child care in Iowa
  • to increase the number of children in high-quality child care settings
  • to educate parents about quality in child care

There are 5 levels to be earned in succession. Each level requires providers to meet rigerous training, environmental, and programming criteria.

for more information, please visit the DHS QRS web site :



Congratulations to our Kids & Company Sites

Our before and after school programs have earned the following QRS level ratings:

Bloomer           2      College View    2

Crescent          2       Edison              3

Franklin                Hoover             3 

Lewis & Clark  3       Longfellow       2

Roosevelt         2       Rue                   3

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