To find a QRIS participating program near you, filter by city or type of child care below. Types of child care and preschool programs include.
Center-based: A center setting often involves the care of larger groups of children in a commercial building. They are either owned and operated privately or associated with a larger corporation. They can be a part of a community center, religious organization, or non-profit.
Family Child Care: This is care offered from the home of a licensed provider. Many serve families with traditional and non-traditional schedules. Children may be of the same group, preschool age for example, or in mixed-age groups.
State-Preschool: State preschools are free programs for families who meet state income and family size criteria. These programs receive state funding and typically serve children 3 to 4 in preschool or pre-kindergarten classrooms.
Anaheim / State-Preschool
1 Star = Meets Minimum Health and Safety Requirements
2-3 Stars = Rising Quality
4-5 Stars = Highest Quality
1-5 points are awarded based on program’s method of assessing children’s learning; and for planning learning experiences to meet each child’s needs.
1-5 points are awarded based on how the program works with families to ensure all children receive an annual health screening, developmental screening, and referrals for follow up support.
1-5 points are awarded based on teachers’ professional development and formal education. Highest points are awarded to teachers who hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
1-5 points are awarded based on assessment scores using a tool that measures teaching quality in the areas of: Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support.
1-5 points are awarded based on the average adult/child ratio and group size in each classroom. Highest points are awarded to classrooms with small group sizes and more adults per child.
1-5 points are awarded based on assessment scores using a tool that measures health and safety, materials, environment, and schedules, in the classroom and school site.
1-5 points are awarded based on the director’s professional development and formal education. Highest points are awarded to directors who hold a Master’s degree or Administrative Credential.
Anaheim / Center-based
Garden Grove / State-Preschool
Brea / State-Preschool
Buena Park / State-Preschool
Santa Ana / State-Preschool
Mission Viejo / State-Preschool
Aliso Viejo / State-Preschool
Ladera Ranch / State-Preschool
San Clemente / State-Preschool
Laguna Niguel / State-Preschool
San Juan Capistrano / State-Preschool
Rancho Santa Margarita / State-Preschool
Capistrano Beach / State-Preschool
Dana Point / State-Preschool
Corona Del Mar / State-Preschool
Costa Mesa / State-Preschool
Newport Beach / State-Preschool
Huntington Beach / State-Preschool
La Habra / State-Preschool
Fullerton / State-Preschool
Cypress / State-Preschool
Fountain Valley / State-Preschool
Stanton / State-Preschool
Irvine / State-Preschool
Los Alamitos / State-Preschool
Whittier / State-Preschool
Tustin / State-Preschool
Westminster / State-Preschool
Orange / State-Preschool
Placentia / State-Preschool