There are a number of advantages to participating in your state QRIS program:

  • By participating you have the opportunity to demonstrate the high quality of Montessori programs. If Montessori programs are unranked, or automatically ranked low due to non-participation, parents searching for high quality settings for their children may not consider Montessori programs.
  • You become a stakeholder which gives you more leverage to inform and reform your state QRIS rubric
  • Participating in QRIS increases access for low-income families. In most states with a QRIS program, you need to participate in order to be a provider for families eligible to receive child-care subsidies.