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About CCQS

Child Care Quality System


The Office of Child Care (OCC) is implementing a Child Care Quality System (CCQS) to support high-quality care for low-income children as required by the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) reauthorization.


The CCQS is comprised of six components that research has shown to support positive outcomes for children in early care programs.  The six components include Licensing Compliance, Quality Indicators, Education of Director or Licensee, Education of Caregivers, Observations and Accreditation. 


In order to participate, a program must be a licensed program in good standing (not have a conditional license).  Financial incentives and support may be available to programs that are eligible to receive funding through the Office of Child Care.


Beginning January 1, 2018, Quality Indicators is the first component to be implemented.  Go to THIS PAGE for more information. 

CCQS Fact Sheet

CCQS for Center

CCQS for Home