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Paths to Quality™ Evaluation

Paths to QUALITY™ is a free resource to help parents make decisions regarding child care and to help child care programs improve the quality of care offered.

Paths to QUALITY™ is Indiana’s voluntary quality rating and improvement system for child care. This system is the first and only child care rating system in the state!

The system identifies 4 levels of quality. Beginning at Level 1 – meeting basic health and safety standards – child care programs may progress to the highest level – Level 4, achieving national accreditation. Click on the decal to the right to learn more about the 4 levels of quality.

When choosing child care, search for programs that voluntarily participate in Paths to QUALITY. These special programs demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality care for children. Paths to QUALITY eligible programs include licensed child care centers, licensed family child care homes, and unlicensed registered ministries who have met voluntary certification standards.

Better child care. Brighter futures for Indiana!

Click below to begin a free online search for child care.
http://www.childcareindiana.org/childcareindiana/ptq.cfm

Downloadable Resources:
Tech Report Measures
Final Report
Scientific Basis – Technical Report 1

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