Becoming An Approved MCCYN-PLUS Provider In Virginia

To be eligible as an MCCYN-Plus provider you must submit the standard fee assistance application. If you are a provider interested in participating in the fee assistance program, please click here. Providers who have already applied and are participating in the fee assistance program, will not need to submit a new provider application.

Providers with a DoD-approved accreditation or a quality level rating of 3 or higher in Virginia Quality will always be the first choice for military children; however, providers with a quality rating below 3 may be eligible based on family eligibility. Providers who are enrolled in VQB5 will not need to provide rating information until fall 2024.

Be advised, in response to new Virginia state requirements impacting all publicly funded birth-to-five programs, child care providers receiving fee assistance on behalf of military families will be required to participate in Virginia’s new Unified Measurement and Improvement System, called VQB5, which is administered by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).  Failure to comply with the new state law may result in termination of fee assistance.

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

  • Complete the VQB5 annual registration process starting on August 15, 2023 – October 1, 2023, through Ready Regions.
  • Every eligible classroom must complete two local classroom observations, one in the fall and one in the spring, using the CLASS measure.
  • All participating sites must participate in external CLASS observations for each age-level served, between August 15, 2023, and May 31, 2024.

*Additional standards for Virginia providers will be established prior to the first public ratings to be shared in Fall 2024.*

Effective August 15, 2023, all community providers receiving military fee assistance, regardless of accreditation status, must comply with the Virginia State requirement to participate in VQB5.

  • Providers who missed the 2023 annual registration period should contact their Ready Region representative who will assist with preparation engagement for the 2024 registration period. Once engagement has been initiated, your Ready Region representative can to provide documentation that can be submitted to CCAoA as proof of enrollment until the new registration period begins. Providers who do not officially enroll in VQB5 by the end of the annual registration period will no longer be eligible for the military fee assistance program until they do so.

State QRIS Contact Information:

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

Program Name: The Unified Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5)
Ready Regional Contact Information: Click here

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