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: San Luis Obispo
Time Period: 2019–2020
QRIS :: Quality Counts San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo County’s voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), Quality Counts, serves programs in San Luis Obispo County and is administered by our Local Child Care Planning Council. Since 2014, more than 70 QRIS/Quality Improvement System (QIS) sites have been rated and/or received support to improve quality. Quality Counts has three core quality standards, and measures the elements of program quality of:
- Child Development and School Readiness
- Teachers and Teaching
- Program and Environment
Programs fully enrolled in Quality Counts may be eligible to receive free coaching, program materials, professional development trainings, and much more.
County Contact Information
- CSPP QRIS Block Grant
- Infant/Toddler QRIS
- First 5 San Luis Obispo County
- CAPLSO Child Care Resource Connection
- San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
- Cuesta College
- CAPSLO – Child Care Planning Council
Process to Outreach/Onboard Programs and Providers
Outreach efforts include word-of-mouth referrals from current Quality Counts participants and email and postcard distributions of open enrollment in partnership with the local resource and referral agency to all licensed programs (center-based and family child care homes).
Quality Improvement Program Support Strategies
Strategies include in-person and virtual coaching, traditional trainings, pocket/on-site trainings, professional learning communities, and provision of resources and materials.
Local Approach to Offering Financial Incentives and Stipends
Our stipend program is aligned through AB 212, QCC QRIS Block Grant, and IMPACT. There is one application process for programs and funding streams. Participants have the option to earn a $500 stipend for completing 21 hours of professional development, a $700 stipend for completing 3 Early Childhood Education (ECE) units, or a $1,200 stipend for completing 6+ ECE units.
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
Learn more from the video below.