Click on the standard below to see specific resources associated with each standard for center/school based programs.

Are you struggling with a particular standard?  Contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency.  They can offer licensed child care programs technical assistance and consultation on ExceleRate standards.


1. Teaching & Learning

1A. Learning Environment

1B. Curriculum

1C. Instructional Quality

1D. Child Screening

1E. Child Assessment

1F. Inclusion of Children with Special Needs


2. Family & Community Engagement

2A. Family & Community Engagement

2B. Transitions


3. Leadership & Management

3A. Program Administration

3B. Group Size and Staff/Child Ratios

3C. Continuous Quality Improvement

3D. Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Practice


4. Qualifications & Continuing Education

4A. Director Qualifications

4B. Staff Qualifications

4C. Staff Development




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