WELS is a state-of-the-art QRIS data management system

Measure the Quality of Child Care.
And Help Improve it.



About us

WELS is the nation’s most widely used comprehensive data system for quality rating improvement systems and has a proven track record of integrating data from diverse data systems, providing an easy to use data system for providers, quality improvement specialists, and other stakeholders, streamlining and improving the quality improvement process, and tracking data over time to inform improvements in QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System) and quality investments.


WELS Advantage

Our most unique feature is our attitude to our customers. We want to be partners, not simply system providers. We want to drive the system forward, with your ideas. We want to move your program forward in your efforts to build a data system that gives you want you need in supporting quality early learning systems for your children, families and communities.


How WELS Works

WELS is a web-based QRIS Data system. It was built from the ground up to support the efforts of technical assistants or coaches in their Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs). It interfaces with registries, licensing, and other sources to produce a complete view of a child care center or home. It automates the quality rating score cards.


Our Process / Technology

All WELS products are fully web-based, leaving no software imprints on workstations.  There is no software to install, and there is no threat of introducing viruses.

The WELS processes are cloud-based, hosted and managed on our servers, with full attention paid to disk capacity, redundancy, and business continuity.