State awards five stars to employee child care center
West Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 13, 2018 – Kid Zone, Great River Health
System’s child care center, has earned a five-star rating from the
Iowa Department of Human Services’ Quality Rating System (QRS).
It is the only center in southeast Iowa to hold the top rating.
The Quality Rating System (QRS) was created in 2006 to raise the quality
of child care in Iowa, increase the number of children in high-quality
child care settings and educate parents about quality in child care.
The five-start rating indicates Kid Zone has made significant steps in
meeting key indicators of quality in:
- Family and community partnership
- Health and safety
- Leadership and administration
- Professional development
Kid Zone provides child care and preschool for 89 children whose parents
work at the health system.