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What is a Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)? And why does North Dakota need it?

Bright & Early ND is the name for North Dakota’s QRIS. This is a common-sense approach to showcasing quality within early care and education programs throughout the state. We have developed a set of standards that build upon each other through “4 Steps to Quality”. Bright & Early ND helps to educate parents to become more savvy consumers when looking for child care for their own children. Parents can easily recognize the 4 quality rating symbols to identify Bright & Early ND programs.