Grow NJ Kids Quality Rating and Improvement System
Grow NJ Kids is New Jersey’s Quality Rating Improvement System(QRIS) designed to create universal standards of quality for all early care and education programs.
For families, it provides information on selecting a quality provider who is working to raise the quality of services offered and improve learning outcomes for children.
For child care, family child care, Head Start, Early Head Start and school district sponsored early learning programs, it provides resources that help raise quality and continuously improve programs.
Programs for Parents (PfP) supports Grow NJ Kids for early childhood providers located in Essex County. This exciting program provides center-based and family early childhood care and education programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children with a number of incentives for demonstrating and working to improve the quality of experiences for children and families.
Grow NJ Kids participants receive:
- An assessment tool to review your program
- A clear roadmap for improving quality
- A way to market your higher-quality child care program to families
Participants enrolled in Grow NJ Kids have exclusive access to free training for staff as well as promotional materials to share with families. Participants also receive free, on-site quality improvement technical assistance visits and access to information on the most current evidence-based practices.
To enroll in Grow NJ Kids, visit www.grownjkids.gov/ProvidersEducators/Enroll-a-Program.