Virginia Quality is leading the way for quality early care & education for Virginia’s children and families


In July 2020, Governor Northam signed legislation to create a Unified Measurement and Improvement System. VDOE is working with a variety of stakeholders to develop and scale the new system.  By fall 2023, all publicly-funded programs will be required to participate. Virginia Quality will remain active until the new system is in place, with a plan to ‘freeze’ Virginia Quality ratings to support the overall transition. More information can be found in the document, Planning for the Virginia Quality Transition posted on the Building a Unified Early Childhood System webpage.


Choosing an early childhood program is one of the most important decisions a family can make.

Early Childhood Professionals

By voluntarily participating in Virginia Quality, early learning programs show their staff, families, and community that they are committed to quality for young children.