Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
County Program Profile: Amador
Time Period: 2018–2019
QRIS :: Amador Quality for Kids
Amador County is specifically administered by First 5 Amador and local partners (Q4K). Since 2017, three sites have been rated. Q4K is focusing on universal developmental screenings, adult-child interactions, nutrition and fitness, et cetera. Incentives are available for professional development, program and environment assessments, et cetera.
County Contact Information
- First 5
- Head Start – ATCAA
- The Resource Connection
- Child Care Planning Council
- State Preschool
- Monarch Montessori
- Amador County Public Health
- Nexus Youth and Family Services
Process to Outreach/Onboard Programs and Providers
We promote through our First 5 website, Facebook, monthly newsletter, and ongoing meetings. We recruit whenever and wherever possible. Word of mouth, provider to provider, is very effective.
Quality Improvement Program Support Strategies
We work with our Hub, regional resources (California Preschool Instructional Network), Family Resource Network, resource and referral agencies, and others to bring training opportunities to our county. We do not currently have coaches and have recently recruited a former family child care provider with extensive education and background in the field.
Local Approach to Offering Financial Incentives and Stipends
To date, we have not offered incentives based on rating scores. We do offer incentives/stipends for continuing education, training, and self and outside evaluations (i.e., ERS). We also provide support such as playground stencils, on-site literacy coaching, et cetera.
How Children Are Served by QCC
Children Served by Setting
Overall Child Characteristics and Services Provided
Children’s Races and Ethnicities
QCC Tier Rating Distribution
Language Spoken with Children
Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) Goals
I found the coaching via technology to be more helpful than most college classes I took for ECE.Pre-K Teacher
A Family Child Care Provider shared: Having opportunities to share ideas with others through our local consortium helps with my day-to-day challenges.