Providers & Educators

Great Start to Quality offers a variety of resources for all programs and 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.
 
Program Quality Indicators
248.66 KB PDF file
The program quality indicators on each Self-Assessment Survey along with the possible points for each section and indicator.
Provider Guidance Document for Centers
1.2 MB PDF file
A guidance document to help you understand the indicators on the Self-Assessment Survey for Child Care Centers.
Provider Guidance Document for Family/Group Homes with Assistants
1.27 MB PDF file
A guidance document to help you understand the indicators on the Self-Assessment Survey for Family/Group Homes with Assistants.
Provider Guidance Document for Family/Group Homes without Assistants
1.19 MB PDF file
A guidance document to help you understand the indicators on the Self-Assessment Survey for Family/Group Homes without Assistants.
Quality Improvement Grant Application Checklist
421.78 KB PDF file
A checklist to follow to make sure you complete each part of the Quality Improvement Grant application process.
Sample Quality Improvement Grant Reporting
69.91 KB PDF file
An example of the report to be completed if you are awarded a Quality Improvement Grant.
Screening, Assessment and Curriculum Tools for Home Providers
450.35 KB PDF file
The criteria a family/group home provider with or without assistants would need to be meet if a screening, assessment or curriculum tool is being used that is not on the Great Start to Quality approved list.
Script to help when talking with families experiencing homelessness
49.76 KB PDF file
A script you can use to help when you are talking with families experiencing homelessness
Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness Training
5.95 MB PDF file
This training handout is the presentation you will see and learn about if you attend the three-hour training to support those families experiencing homelessness.
Trainer and Training Approval Process Supplemental Information
187.31 KB PDF file
Additional information to help guide you through submitting the Trainer Submission form.