Job & Family Services Early Learning and Development
Step Up To Quality


Serious risk rules have been identified as presenting the greatest risk of harm to children. The serious risk rules were identified by a workgroup with statewide representation from diverse stakeholder groups.

If a program has had a six point serious risk non-compliance at their most recent licensing inspection, or a total of twelve-points of serious risk non-compliances in the previous twelve months, the program will not be eligible for a Star Rating. A six point serious risk, or a total of twelve points of serious risk non-compliances in a twelve month period, may result in the reduction or removal of a Star Rating.

Center Serious Risk Information

  1. Center Serious Risk Rules 

Type A Home Serious Risk Information

  1. Type A Home Serious Risk Matrix