Early Achievers

Early Achievers improves the quality of early care and learning in Washington State. What does that mean for families?

  • Early Achievers provides evidence-based information about facility quality to help families find high-quality child care and early learning programs.
  • Participation is free for providers so there is no additional cost to families.
  • By participating in Early Achievers, early learning professionals show a commitment to improving quality  so you can feel confident about your child care choice.

Choosing child care is an important decision. Families deserve to know their children are receiving care that promotes their unique skills and cultures, and supports the development of the whole child.

How Does Early Achievers Work?

Early Achievers uses an easy-to-understand rating system to track growth in quality improvement of participating early care providers.

At Levels I and 2, early learning professionals are “participating in quality improvement” through training and activities. Facilities that are rated Levels 3 through 5 have achieved a “quality level of excellence” through an on-site evaluation.