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All providers that participate in Quality First are licensed and regulated.

Tribal providers are operated by a tribe or nation on tribal lands.

Quality First Star Rating

Star Ratings are based on what research shows are the key components of quality.Learn more.

All participating programs are committed to quality improvement. Some may not yet have a public rating.

Programs in the quality levels meet or exceed quality standards.

Quality First Scholarships

Quality First Scholarships help low-income families afford quality early care and education for their young children. The number of scholarships is limited, and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact programs that participate in Quality First Scholarships to ask about availability.

Learn more about Quality First Scholarships.

Age of Child(ren)

Child care providers generally offer care for children of a limited age range. Select the age of your child or children; if you are seeking care for more than two children, enter the ages of the youngest and oldest.

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Find Quality First Participants in Your Area

Use the search tool above to find early care and education programs near you that participate in Quality First.

Things to keep in mind:

  • There are many factors to consider when choosing a program for your child. First Things First encourages families to visit programs in person and use this checklist to look for quality.
  • Quality First is a voluntary program, and First Things First does not have the capacity to enroll all providers in Arizona who are interested in participating. There are many quality programs in Arizona not enrolled in Quality First.