Becoming An Approved MCCYN-PLUS Provider In Virginia

Be advised, Virginia is currently transitioning to a new quality rating and information system. The last date to enroll in Virginia Quality was June 31, 2021. Any provider who did not previously enroll in Virginia Quality will now need to enroll in The United Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5).

What are the standards for becoming an approved MCCYN-PLUS provider in Virginia – Virginia Quality?

Community child care providers in Virginia currently receiving DoD fee assistance must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide evidence of enrollment in the state’s quality improvement program within twelve months from the date the program is notified of the change in requirements.
  • Provide evidence of the initial level as awarded by the state’s quality improvement program.
  • Achieve a minimum level of three as prescribed by the state’s quality improvement program.
  • Advance to the highest level or until accreditation is achieved in accordance with state guidelines.

New applicants requesting to participate in the fee assistance program must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide evidence of DoD-approved accreditation, if applicable or
  • Provide evidence of participation in the state’s quality improvement program with a minimum level of three or higher.
  • Advance to the highest level or until accreditation is achieved in accordance with state guidelines.

What are the standards for becoming an approved MCCYN-PLUS provider in Virginia – The Unified Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5)?

  • Enrollment in QRIS via the VQB5 Practice Years
    • Practice Year 1: 2021-2022
    • Practice Year 2: 2022-2023
  • During the practice years, MCCYN-PLUS programs must complete all required VQB5 measurement activities related to quality interactions and curriculum
  • Additional standards are the MCCYN-PLUS QRIS requirements for VQB5 will be established in the fall of 2023 based on the first public VQB5 ratings to be shared in Fall of 2024.

State QRIS Contact Information:

For more information about your state’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), please contact your state QRIS representative.

Virginia Quality

Website: https://www.virginiaquality.com/

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The United Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5)

Website: https://www.doe.virginia.gov/early-childhood/vqb5/index.shtml

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Approved accreditations that are accepted for the military fee assistance programs:

National Accreditation Commission (NAC)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)
Cognia (formerly AdvancED)
Council on Accreditation (COA)
Middle States Association (MSA)
Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association for Montessori International/USA (AMI/USA)

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