Pathways to quality

United Way of Miami-Dade created the Pathways to raise the quality of early care and education programs receiving United Way funding. Participating programs are required to meet certain expectations, while also providing a framework for them to design their own path.

Pathways to Quality helps programs set their own goals and guide their own growth, which is documented and shared with United Way through a growth plan and portfolio. United Way supports these programs in reaching their goals by providing significant resources including training, accreditation mini grants, conference scholarships and leadership development. To qualify for continuing funding, each program must achieve their goals and achieve higher levels of quality.