Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
County Program Profile: Stanislaus
Time Period: 2019–2020
QRIS :: Quality Counts California, Stanislaus
Quality Counts California, Stanislaus is a voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and Quality Improvement System (QIS) serving programs in Stanislaus County and is administered by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Child Development Training Consortium – Yosemite Community College District. Since July 1, 2014, more than 100 QRIS/QIS sites have been rated and/or receive support to improve quality care. Through the QRIS/QIS model some programs are eligible to receive monthly coaching, resources, and materials. The QCC Workforce Pathways program provides services to staff funded in part with state-subsidized dollars or caring for children receiving a state-subsidized voucher. Through the QCC Workforce Pathways participants have access to a variety of college cohort classes and professional development opportunities. Some participants are eligible for monetary stipends. First 5 IMPACT participating sites receive coaching, resources, materials, training, and professional development at all levels. At this time, monetary stipends are not available.
County Contact Information
- First 5 California
- Quality Improvement Funding-Early Education Support Division/California Department of Education.
- Stanislaus County Office of Education
- First 5 Stanislaus
- Yosemite Community College District – Modesto Junior College
- Stanislaus County Child Care Resource and Referral
- Stanislaus Child Development Local Planning Council
- California Department of Social Services – Community Care Licensing Regional Office (Fresno)
- Stanislaus County Alternative Payment Program
Process to Outreach/Onboard Programs and Providers
Outreach is conducted through community events, flyer distribution, and website postings. Interested parties are then invited to attend an orientation for further information. After attending orientation, participants are invited to complete an application and indicate their preferred level of involvement.
Quality Improvement Program Support Strategies
Quality improvement is offered through various professional development activities, professional growth advising, and monthly coaching, depending on the program’s desired level of involvement.
Local Approach to Offering Financial Incentives and Stipends
Participants have the option to earn a stipend for completing 21 hours or more of professional development activities, to participate in a tuition-free college coursework cohort, or to earn a stipend for completing an educational milestone. Participation incentives/awards are available for non–California State Preschool sites, while the California State Preschool sites are eligible for Block Grants based on their Rating Tier.
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
Mentoring willing teachers brings hope and satisfaction. So many times the stress can get overwhelming. However, with an encouraging, thoughtful, persistent coach, you find new ways, redirect the challenges to successes and build confidence. Thank you for bringing this program to our county.Center Director
A Preschool Teacher shared: Coaching really helped me be more aware of what is going on in the classroom with the videos that were taken. Sometimes the day goes so fast, it’s a real eye-opener to take a snapshot. My coach helped me with how to better handle conflicts and better ways to transition when it’s time to clean up, especially when the children are not ready.