State Program Quality Standards about Child Assessment

This brief by the National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement provides an analysis of the extent that State program quality standards include requirements or criteria pertaining to assessing children’s development. Three sets of States’ program standards were examined - state-funded preschool program requirements, quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) graduated program quality standards, and child care licensing regulations. Included is a matrix that shows the types of programs standards (preschool, QRIS, or licensing) that contain specific criteria about child assessment.