Maryland EXCELS Toolkit  

Quality Rating 3

Stretch your program in every direction and reveal its high quality to others!

Quality Rating 3 broadens the range of opportunities to demonstrate your program’s commitment to high standards in areas such as family engagement, environment, and administrative practices. At this level, quality practices are highlighted through multiple opportunities for families to connect your program and the community, program improvement plans, and transition plans you develop for children and families.

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 3 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 3
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