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Want to join Early Achievers?

Early Achievers is the name of Washington State’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Early Achievers gives providers many free resources to help them provide families with the highest quality care possible.

Participating providers receive:

· Free STARS training

· Free onsite consultation & coaching

· Financial incentives

· Scholarship opportunities

Early Achievers also provides opportunities for participants to connect with other early learning professionals in ways that promote leadership, and continuous growth.

Want to get started?

Watch this Facility Registration Video, and make sure sure your Facility Registration Form is complete.

Early Achiever's Informational Video for Providers:

If your facilty is registered in Merit, click this link to learn how to enroll.

For more information on Early Achievers, please visit the Department of Children, Youth, and Family's Early Achiever's FAQ sheet.


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Current provider testimonials:

“Throughout this process, my daycare has been transformed and I have even more enjoyment in my work. I see how much my hard work has enriched my daycare kids, and their environment. Even more satisfying, I proved to myself that old dogs can learn new tricks!”

     -Chris, Family Child Care Director, Tenino, WA

“It is amazing to do this with other providers and see what they have learned and receive their feedback as we draw on one another’s knowledge and experience.”

     -Nancy, Family Child Care Director, Shelton, WA

"My TA Specialist checks in to see how we are progressing, offers suggestions and encouragement along the way. It's great to have someone knowledgeable in the early childhood field that respects and validates what we do."

     -Mary, Center Director, Port Angeles