Introducing a new Quality Counts California dashboard for families!
Quality Counts California (QCC) provides resources for families in identifying and finding relationship-based nurturing environments for their children. QCC supports early learning and care settings in providing high-quality environments through locally operated quality activities.
If you are seeking support outside of child care, please visit 211.org for assistance.
Search by county or ZIP code to display your county’s child care resource and referral agency.
Quality early learning experiences are your child’s key to the future. Quality early learning and care experiences build the foundation for skills your child needs in school, work, and life. …
Fact: Children who attend a quality early learning and care program are more likely to do well in school and less likely to drop out or need remedial support later in their education. To help …
Choosing a quality early learning and care environment is critical to your child’s future. To help you choose the best program for your family, below are the different types of programs available …
The Child Care Licensing Program provides oversight and enforcement for licensed child care centers and family child care homes throughout California. The core mission of the Child Care Licensing Program is to ensure the health and safety of children in care.
Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) is an umbrella term that includes the California State Preschool Program (CSPP), Transitional Kindergarten (TK) at the California Department of Education, as well as Head Start, district, and local community-based preschool programs, early learning services for students with disabilities, private-pay preschool, and expanded learning options to support access to a full day of services.
Parents will continue to have the choice to enroll their child, depending on eligibility requirements, in programs including TK, CSPP, and Head Start as well as subsidized programs administered by the California Department of Social Services that offer a preschool learning experience. Families may also choose to enroll their children in private-pay preschool programs or keep their children at home.
All About Young Children: Information for Families on Children’s Early Development is a website that provides resources for families based on the California Infant/Toddler Learning & …