Quality Rating 1

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Quality Rating 1 is an excellent place to begin with Maryland EXCELS. The resources in this section are designed to help you document your program’s commitment to meeting high standards – standards that go above and beyond rigorous licensing requirements.

The menu above gives you access to helpful information and tools by individual quality rating levels. The checklist below provides a snapshot view of Quality Rating 1 across all content areas.

Checklist for Quality Rating 1

Checklist for Quality Rating 1

Licensing & Compliance (LIC)

Licensing (LIC 1.1)

Staff Qualifications & Professional Development (STF)

Education / Experience (STF 1.1)

Developmentally Appropriate Learning & Practice (DAP)

Environment (DAP 1.1)

Positive Guidance (DAP 3.1)

Implementation (DAP 6.1)

Developmental Screening (DAP 8.1)

Checklist for Quality Rating 1

Licensing & Compliance (LIC) for School-Age Only

Licensing (LIC 1.1)

Staff Qualifications & Professional Development (STF) for School-Age Only

Education / Experience (STF 1.1)

Developmentally Appropriate Learning & Practice (DAP) for School-Age Only

Environment (DAP 1.1)

Positive Guidance (DAP 3.1)

Implementation (DAP 6.1)

Administrative Policies & Practices (ADM) for School-Age Only

Information & Policies (ADM 1.1)

IFSP / IEP (ADM 7.1)