Maryland EXCELS Toolkit  

Quality Rating 2

Reach to a new height in demonstrating your program’s quality!

Quality Rating 2 allows you to showcase your program’s quality in areas such as curriculum, lesson planning, and family engagement. Accreditation is introduced with an opportunity to learn about and reflect on the accreditation process. If your program is accredited by an MSDE-recognized organization, certain Maryland EXCELS requirements may be met without additional documentation.

The menu above allows you to access helpful information and tools by individual content areas. The checklist below provides a snapshot view of Quality Rating 2 across all content areas. You can access the same resources and tools from both the top menu and the checklist below.

Checklist for Quality Rating 2
Licensing & Compliance (LIC)
Staff Qualifications & Professional Development (STF) Accreditation & Rating Scales (ACR) Developmentally Appropriate Learning & Practice (DAP)
Administrative Policies & Practices (ADM)
Licensing & Compliance (LIC) for School-Age Only
Staff Qualifications & Professional Development (STF) for School-Age Only Accreditation & Rating Scales (ACR) for School-Age Only Developmentally Appropriate Learning & Practice (DAP) for School-Age Only Administrative Policies & Practices (ADM) for School-Age Only