Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (MA QRIS) Resources and Policies

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) created a series of resources to help programs reach higher levels of quality. Please visit this page often to stay up-to-date on MA QRIS policies and requirements.

MA QRIS Policy Guide

The MA QRIS Policy Guide includes answers to frequently asked questions about MA QRIS, as well as a list of policies related to the MA QRIS application process, the use of measurement tools, and qualifications and professional development requirements.

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QRIS Toolbox for Programs

The QRIS Toolbox includes resources to help programs and providers with their QRIS applications.

MA QRIS Measurement Tools

If your program is at Level 2, 3 or 4 according to QRIS standards, you must use QRIS Measurement Tools as part of your QRIS self-assessment process. View a complete list of the QRIS Measurement Tools that are available to programs.

MA QRIS Supports and Resources

This section includes supports and resources to help you with your MA QRIS application.

The MA QRIS Professional Development Fact Sheet explains what types of formal professional development are accepted in the MA QRIS.

This guide will help you How to Access QRIS Program Manager online application in the EEC Single Sign In.

The EEC QRIS Program Manager User Guide will help you submit MA QRIS application.

If your program is applying for MA QRIS Level 2, 3, or 4, the QRIS Program Manager application must be copied from the previous Level’s application. This document includes Instructions for copying your QRIS application with a status of QRIS Rating Granted.

If your program is receiving assistance from support people such as coaches, technical assistance providers, family child care system staff, or umbrella agency staff on its MA QRIS applications, please submit this MA QRIS Support Person Consent Form to your Program Quality Specialist.