Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
County Program Profile: Siskiyou
Time Period: 2018–2019
QRIS :: Quality Counts Siskiyou
Early childhood programs in Siskiyou County are primarily served by either the Siskiyou Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) (administered jointly by First 5 Siskiyou and Siskiyou County Office of Education) or North State QRIS (via the California State Preschool Program [CSPP] QRIS and Infant/Toddler QRIS block grants administered by Shasta County Office of Education). Since 2016, approximately 31 Siskiyou sites have received mentor coaching, training, technical assistance, classroom materials, program assessments, and other supports to improve program quality.
County Contact Information
- First 5 Siskiyou/First 5 Commission
- Siskiyou County Office of Education/COE
- Siskiyou County LPC
- College of the Siskiyous/Community College
- Siskiyou Child Care Council
- Siskiyou Family Resource
- Center Network/FRCs
- Center for Healthy Communities at CSU
- Siskiyou County Health & Human Services
- Karuk Tribal Head Start & Shasta Head Start
- Siskiyou Early Head Start
Process to Outreach/Onboard Programs and Providers
As a frontier county, we have capitalized on existing relationships and have onboarded all California State Preschool Programs (CSPPs), all Head Start programs, and nearly all licensed child care centers. In addition, we have onboarded several family child care homes and alternative sites based on our current capacity. Eligibility is based on first come, first served basis and current capacity. Our most effective strategies are word of mouth and existing relationships. Programs can start as soon as there is an opening and begin to participate fully.
Quality Improvement Program Support Strategies
All sites are provided coaching, technical assistance, local and regional trainings, and incentivized trainings.
Local Approach to Offering Financial Incentives and Stipends
Based on individualized program goals, each site receives financial and technical assistance incentives and stipends.