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Metro Blend: NE Department of Education Step Up to Quality

Posted: 4:53 PM, Apr 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-08 18:00:58-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Research suggests about 90 percent of brain development occurs before age 5, so quality early education programs are crucial to a child's success. Lauri Cimino visits the Metro Blend to tell us how Step Up to Quality, the state of Nebraska's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), helps the state assess, improve and communicate the level of quality of early childhood programs. For more information visit