Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
Contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency using the website information here to access the child care search tool or call 1-800-KIDS-793 (1-800-543-7793) for more information and support.
County Program Profile: Imperial
Time Period: 2018–2019
QRIS :: Quality Start Imperial
Imperial County’s voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), First 5 IMPACT Strategic Partnership, serves programs in Imperial County and is administered by First 5 Imperial. Since the latter part of 2015–2016, more than 23 sites are at various levels of rating and are currently receiving support to improve quality. First 5 IMPACT Strategic Partnership measures several elements of the program quality that include:
- Child Development and School Readiness
- Teachers and Teaching
- Program and Environment
All our sites are eligible for this support, and a solid relationship with our partners and sites makes it easier to provide targeted services.
County Contact Information
Gustavo R Galindo
- First 5
- Imperial County Office of Education
- Imperial Valley College
- Riverside County Office of Education – Migrant Head Start
- Court Appointed Special Advocates- CASA
- Claudia Valladares Family Child Care
Process to Outreach/Onboard Programs and Providers
We are very active in our communities. We conduct health fairs on elementary schools’ campuses that help us with disseminating information. We reach out to pediatricians to participate by visiting them and introducing our work.
Quality Improvement Program Support Strategies
We support and encourage educators to attend trainings and return to school for a bachelor’s degree. Coaching staff meet on a regular basis to review work, work load, and services needed.
Local Approach to Offering Financial Incentives and Stipends
We provide three types of incentives: (1) materials for the family child care homes and center-based care, (2) a tuition stipend of $500.00 for 9 units earned at an accredited university, and (3) a stipend of $30.00 for each training attended, up to 10 trainings for a total of $300.00
How Children Are Served by QCC
Children Served by Setting
Children’s Races and Ethnicities
QCC Tier Rating Distribution
Language Spoken with Children
By being part of Quality Start Imperial, it has helped me realize that we can make a difference by providing high-quality child care.Site Supervisor