QRIS State Profile

This profile is from the Quality Compendium—a comprehensive resource for information about all of the QRIS operating in the U.S. and its Territories. It was developed by a partnership of the BUILD Initiative, the Early Learning Challenge Collaborative, and Child Trends.

QRIS Resource Guide Examples

Cost Projections and Financing

Tax Credit Encouraged Business Contributions in Louisiana

In addition to giving tax credits to families, teachers, and directors, the Louisiana School Readiness Tax Credit provided an incentive for businesses to make contributions to child care. Businesses that constructed, renovated, or expanded a child care center, purchased equipment for a center, maintained or operated a center, or subsidized child care for their employees could receive a tax credit, the amount of which was based on the star rating of the center. Businesses could also receive a tax credit for donations made to child care resource and referral agencies that provided technical assistance for programs that improved their Quality Start QRIS star status.