Revising NC's Star Rated License for Early Learning Programs

North Carolina led the nation in developing a common, statewide Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS) and, at the time the RTT-ELC grant was awarded in 2012, North Carolina was one of the very few states with a TQRIS built into its licensing system, called the NC Star Rated License. 

Revisions to NC Star Rated License are under consideration to include enhanced program standards and to more meaningfully differentiate among the quality tiers.  The NC QRIS Advisory Committee developed extensive recommendations for consideration to guide this work.  North Carolina’s RTT-ELC grant supported many activities to help prepare for future, revised TQRIS standards to further enhance the existing NC Star Rated License.  These activities included the NC Star Rated License Validation Study, the Professional Development Bonus Program and Family Engagement training and coaching.

RTT-ELC Reform Area: High Quality Accountable Programs