Introducing a new Quality Counts California dashboard for all educators!
Quality Counts California (QCC) provides resources for early learning and care educators to support relationship-based nurturing environments for children, support positive family engagement strategies, connect program standards to positive child outcomes, and promote their quality programs. Whether you are part of a school-based, community-based, center-based, family child care, or family, friend, and neighbor setting, you will find content here relevant to you.
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Quality Counts California (QCC) provides resources for early learning and care providers to support relationship-based nurturing environments for children, support positive family engagement …
As an early learning and care provider, you can have a positive, lifelong impact on a child’s life. Research shows that children who attend high-quality, early childhood programs are happier, …
Search by county or ZIP code to display your county’s Quality Improvement System (QIS) website, county contact information, and child care resource and referral agency. Local systems may be branded differently from Quality Counts California but offer the same support.
The Child Care Licensing Program provides oversight and enforcement for licensed child care centers and family child care homes throughout California. The core mission of the Child Care Licensing Program is to ensure the health and safety of children in care. Questions regarding the program can be directed to your local regional office, the Child Care Advocate Program at (916-654-1541), or the Centralized Complaint and Information Bureau.
Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) is an umbrella term that includes the California State Preschool Program and Transitional Kindergarten at the California Department of Education (CDE), as well as Head Start, district and local community-based preschool programs, early learning services for students with disabilities, private-pay preschool, and expanded learning options to support access to a full day of services.
The CDE recognizes the power of a diverse education workforce that reflects the community, including the language and cultural characteristics of the communities they serve. Investments have been made to provide an unprecedented opportunity to build and maintain a diverse pipeline of qualified and effective preschool to grade 3 educators including teachers, teacher aides, and special education teachers. Find more workforce support questions and answers in the Universal Prekindergarten FAQs – Elementary (CDE).
The Family Engagement Toolkit consists of 5 e-learning course modules: The What, Why and How of Family Engagement Build Strengths-based Relationships Respect the Family’s Role in the Child’s …
First 5 California’s Dual Language Learner Resource Guide was designed to provide early learning programs that serve young dual language learners (infants, toddlers, and preschoolers) with …
All About Young Children: Information for Families on Children’s Early Development is a website that provides resources for families based on the California Infant/Toddler Learning & …