Quality Start Louisiana

Quality Point

We Reward Excellence.
An additional Quality Point can be earned by centers meeting the requirements shown below:
Administration Practices
Centers can earn an additional Quality Point by meeting three of the following Administrative Practices:
  1. Provide four of the benefits from the list of staff benefit options below for all full-time staff
  2. Include a grievance procedure and a professional conduct code for staff in written personnel policies
  3. Pay scale based on education, experience, responsibilities and merit
  4. Provide training to staff on cultural sensitivity
  5. Have written parent and staff confidentiality policy and provide training to staff
Staff benefits options:
  • Employee health insurance or comparable health benefits
  • Paid annual leave
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Child care benefit/discount
  • Bonus based on merit/achievement or education
  • Retirement compensation
  • Annual salary increments based on merit
  • Tuition reimbursement and/or other related educational expenses such as books, travel, fees, substitutes, etc.
  • Differential shift pay
  • Flextime
  • Professional association fee paid
Centers must also meet four of the requirements listed below:
  1. Quarterly participation in CCR&R meetings for directors, with the director or assistant director attending 50% of the meetings
  2. Provide a complaint process for parents
  3. Offer opportunity for a formal parent/teacher conference meeting annually
  4. Provide an expanded list of local community resources to parents annually including, but not limited to, LaCHIP, Medicaid, Child Care Assistance, housing assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as well as information on the child’s medical history
  5. Parent Advisory Council meets annually to review policies, procedures, and parent handbook
  6. One group meeting per year offered to all familiess
  7. One parent education workshop offered per year by center or other agency
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