Desired Results System

The Desired Results (DR) system is designed to improve the quality of programs and services provided to all children, birth through 12 years of age, who are enrolled in early care and education programs and before- and after-school programs, and their families. Desired Results are defined as conditions of well-being for children and families. Each desired result represents an overall outcome. The DR system was developed based on six Desired Results—four for children and two for their families.