Any licensed CSPP-funded center can apply to QSLA’s Comprehensive Model. Your license must be in good standing for 6 months prior to submitting your QSLA application. Whether you’re a veteran in the early learning field, or a brand new provider, QSLA is for you!
Yes, we encourage agencies to submit applications for all sites not yet participating in QSLA, both sites with and sites without CSPP funding. If you have sites without CSPP funding, please learn more about that QSLA model here.
Yes, you can re-enroll for QSLA’s Comprehensive Model, as long as you are still a licensed CSPP-funded center and in good-standing for at least 6 months.
Yes, you will need to be rated again; ratings are based on classroom environments, teacher-interactions, and staff qualifications which often change. The good news is, once you are rated again, your tier rating is valid for 3 years if you receive a Tier 1-3, or 5 years if you receive a tier 4-5.
Yes, this quality improvement model does include external observations using the Environmental Rating Scale (ERS) and CLASS (teacher-child Interaction) tools as part of it’s quality rating process. All CSPP-funded providers newly enrolled in QSLA will participate in this comprehensive, full-assessment model.
Yes, incentives are based on site’s Tier Rating.
Incentives are awarded to the entire site.
There are a few similarities and differences between this model and the one for non-CSPP-funded centers and Family Child Care homes (FCCs) participating in QSLA:
ALL QSLA providers, regardless of what model they are participating in, will:
The application should take only about 15 minutes and can be done in parts. If you need to stop working on the application, you can save and start again when it is more convenient.
Application instructions are available here: Center-Based Program (English), Family Child Care Home (English)
Click here for the NEW QSLA Center On-line Application User Guide!
Be sure to save your username and password after registering – you will need this to check the status of your application and/or update contact information at this link: QSLA Application
Once your application is complete, you will receive a notification that you have been placed on a waitlist. (Please check your spam folder, if you do not receive this notification in your main e-mail folder) If selected, you will be contacted about your enrollment at a later date.
If your program is not chosen, you will also receive an e-mail notifying you that your site has not been selected but will remain on the waitlist for the next enrollment period.