Providers & Educators

Great Start to Quality offers a variety of resources for all programs and child care providers. These resources range from direct assistance from a Great Start to Quality Resource Center to documents that will help you better understand Great Start to Quality.

The local Great Start to Quality Resource Centers offer:

  • Access to various tools and resources for your program.
  • A lending library with different types of learning materials.
  • Support with the Great Start to Quality rating process.

Resources for programs and providers include:

  • Documents to help you understand and navigate the rating process.
  • General information about Great Start to Quality.
  • Opportunities to find professional development trainings that meet your needs.
 
Core Knowledge and Competencies for Afterschool and Youth Development Professionals
9.92 MB PDF file
The Core Knowledge and Competencies explain the knowledge, skills and qualities needed by professionals to support learning, and provide high-quality care, for all children and youth in grades K-12.
Creating QIP Action Items
532.56 KB PDF file
Instructions for licensed child care programs to create Action Items in their Quality Improvement Plan in STARS.
Great Start to Quality Acronyms
142.32 KB PDF file
Understand all the parts and pieces that make up Great Start to Quality.
Great Start to Quality Orientation - Level 1 Training Binder
73.08 MB PDF file
The content shared at the Great Start to Quality Orientation - Level 1 Training.
Great Start to Quality Parent and Families Brochure - Arabic
2.53 MB PDF file
Great Start to Quality Parent and Families Brochure - Spanish
2.62 MB PDF file
Great Start to Quality Parent Brochure - English
5.1 MB PDF file
Great Start to Quality Programs & Providers Brochure
2 MB PDF file
The informational brochure for programs and providers about Great Start to Quality.
HEAR US Inc. Product Order Forms
62.95 KB PDF file
A copy of the order form for HEAR US Inc.
Indicator Guidance Document for Centers
1.22 MB PDF file
A guidance document to help you understand the indicators on the Self-Assessment Survey for Child Care Centers.