Nevada Silver State Stars QRIS Models
Required Criteria for Center Model
All programs at all star levels
- Must be in good standing with child care licensing, or if licensed exempt with their regulatory body.
- Must be registered with the child care subsidy program
- Administrators and a percentage of staff (depending on star level) must have written professional development plans.
In addition, at a 2 – 5 star levels
- 25 – 100 % (depending on star level) of classrooms must meet nationally recommended group sizes and teacher to child ratios.
In addition, at a 3 – 5 star levels
- Programs must score satisfactorily (depending on star level) on the Environment Rating Scales, which is the formal assessment used for Nevada’s Silver State Stars.
- Directors must meet educational requirements (amount of college education that must be met depends on star level)
In addition, at a 5 star level
- Program must be nationally accredited by an approved accrediting body or meet national Head Start standards.
Nevada’s Silver State Stars QRIS Licensed Center Model requires programs to meet additional quality indicators in four categories:
- Policies & Procedures
- Administration & Staff Development
- Health & Safety
- Families & Community
2- star programs must meet 4 additional (16 total) quality indicators in each of the four categories
3- star programs must meet 8 additional (32 total) quality indicators in each of the four categories
4-star star programs must meet 12 additional (48 total) quality indicators in each of the four categories
5- star programs must be nationally accredited thus they have met the majority of additional quality indicators.
The Family Child Care Model currently has a limited number of slots available for participation.
The District Model has been launched for schools receiving the federal Pre-K Development Grant (Nevada Ready!). Due to funding restrictions, it is not available to all Pre-K classrooms at this time.
The Tribal Model is currently under development.
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