Early Childhood Quality Improvement

Early Childhood Quality Improvement

In order to be a licensed child care center in the State of Minnesota, you are required to meet specific licensing laws, known as the Child Care Rule 3 Licensing standards. The purpose of this is to protect the health, safety, and overall well-being of the children in care.

Along with these standards, your child care center can continue on its path for quality improvement by applying to be nationally accredited as well as Parent Aware rated. Partners in Quality Care can help programs by coaching and training child care center leaders to achieve and maintain these recognitions and the Child Care Rule 3 standards.

First, let’s take a look at some of the standards that the State of Minnesota requires under the Child Care Rule 3 License.

Child Care Rule 3 Licensing Standards

Childcare centers are required to meet and maintain licensing standards which are regulated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Partners in Quality Care is here to help!

Some of the standards the Minnesota Department of Human Resources has in their laws includes

  • Staff Ratios and Group Size Requirements
  • Naps and Rest Requirements
  • Furnishings, Equipment, Materials, and Supplies Requirements
  • Center Administrative Records Requirements
  • Transportation Requirements
  • And More

National Accreditation

National accreditation for early learning centers is entirely voluntary, but an excellent way to build a positive reputation in the industry and gain from the benefits that come from it.

Accreditation can help families recognize your child care facility as a quality program as well as allow parents to feel comfortable sending their children to child care every day. Partners in Quality Care is here to aid your program in navigating the national accreditation process by providing training, coaching, consulting and technical assistance.

Parent Aware 

With a Parent Aware rating, your child care facility will join the mission to provide quality child care and education that children need to succeed. Is it time your child care facility goes above and beyond meeting health and safety requirements?

Why Should You Get a Parent Aware Rating?

  • It’s Free
  • Grow as a Professional
  • Increase the quality of your program

Interested in continuing your center’s quality improvement goals? Learn how Partners in Quality Care is here to help.

Early Childhood Consulting and Training Services

To increase the quality of care in your early childhood program, it’s important you understand the rules set in place by the state of Minnesota. Following these standards can improve the well-being of the children in your child care center, open doors for your child care facility, and ultimately help your center maintain its license.

Here’s where we come in:

Classroom Observations

Part of our ongoing consulting will include classroom observations. A Partners in Quality Care staff member will visit your center throughout the year to verify your facility is meeting all of its licensing standards.

Room Arrangements

Rule 3 Licensing regulations require classrooms to meet specific quality standards. We will arrange the layout of every room in your center to follow these standards, which are in place to protect the safety of the children.

Coaching and Consultation

Partners in Quality Care provides Child Care Rule 3 Licensing consultations, as well as accreditation application support and training for early childhood programs leaders and employees in the State of Minnesota.

Contact Us Today!

The first step to improving the overall quality of your early childhood center is to contact the experts at Partners in Quality Care. We will make sure you receive the best consulting and training necessary to increase the quality of your early childhood program.