Quality Rating 2

Reach to a new height in demonstrating your program’s quality!

Quality Rating 2 allows you to showcase your program’s quality in areas such as curriculum, lesson planning, and family engagement. Accreditation is introduced with an opportunity to learn about and reflect on the accreditation process. If your program is accredited by an MSDE-recognized organization, certain Maryland EXCELS requirements may be met without additional documentation.

The menu above allows you to access helpful information and tools by individual quality rating levels. The checklist below provides a snapshot view of Quality Rating 2 across all content areas.

Checklist for Quality Rating 2

Checklist for Quality Rating 2

Licensing & Compliance (LIC)

Licensing (LIC 1.2)

Compliance (LIC 2.2)

Enforcement (LIC 3.2)

Staff Qualifications & Professional Development (STF)

Education / Experience (STF 1.2)

Accreditation & Rating Scales (ACR)

Accreditation (ACR 1.2)

Checklist for Quality Rating 2

Licensing & Compliance (LIC) for School-Age Only

Licensing (LIC 1.2)

Compliance (LIC 2.2)

Enforcement (LIC 3.2)

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

Education / Experience (STF 1.2)

Accreditation & Rating Scales (ACR) for School-Age Only

Accreditation (ACR 1.2)