September 20, 2021
Hello Child Care Providers,
You may have heard that a new and improved Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is coming to Iowa, and it’s true. Iowa QRS has been re-designed, re-branded and re-named!
The new QRIS is called Iowa Quality for Kids (IQ4K). Some of the benefits of the new system include:
IQ4K will officially roll out on April 1, 2022. However, stay tuned in the next couple of months for some exciting new announcements. We are partnering with a marketing firm and have developed a strong marketing plan/timeline for the IQ4K system rollout. We will be introducing Kaya, the IQ4K Quality Kangaroo Mascot. Kaya will lead the charge and be the spokesmodel for the new QRIS.
Additionally, we are developing and will be sharing several different, multi-channel, IQ4K-focused communications including: digital, social media, print materials and video outreach.
Quality Program Manager
Division of Adult, Children & Family Services
Iowa Department of Human Services
quality rating system
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