Seeds to Success accomplishments

After a successful two-year field test administered by our partner Thrive by Five Washington, the Department of Early Learning (DEL) is ready to begin implementing and expanding Washington’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) statewide. Participating facilities made incredible progress over two years but the real winners are the children and families they serve. We are so proud of all of the field test participants and congratulate them on a job well done!

Field Test Accomplishments: Look at What We Have Done!
  • 86 licensed programs participated in the field test serving more than 4,000 children
  • Programs improved the quality care offered: 55 out of 86 participants increased their rating!
  • Provided more than 7,200 hours of coaching to participants
  • Provided $326,743 in professional development
  • 187 providers were able to increase their education
  • High School Diploma/GED:  17 participants
  • CDA coursework:  70 participants
  • AA/AAS/AAST ECE credit-bearing coursework:  91 participants
  • BA/BS ECE credit-bearing coursework:  7 participants
  • MA/MS ECE classes:  2 participants
  • Provided 972 hours of training and technical assistance to coaches
  • 1,080 Quality Improvement Goals were achieved this year
What Participants Are Saying
  • “Seeds to Success brought our center to a higher quality. We were able to implement things that we wouldn’t have otherwise.”  East Yakima Director
  • “QRIS helped me make quality improvements to my program that otherwise may not have known I needed to make.” Clark County Director
  • “The thing I like best is that Seeds gave our center standards to live up to and exceed.  I believe having the opportunity to be a part of this has made our center better as a whole, communicating together, as well as with parents.”  White Center Director
  • “If it wasn’t for Seeds to Success, I wouldn’t be going to school to get my CDA.” Clark County teacher
Feedback from Coaches
  • Teacher child interactions improved
  • Provider skills and self esteem improved
  • Providers are taking college classes for the first time
  • Providers see themselves as experts
  • Providers are communicating more effectively with families