Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
County Program Profile: Madera
Time Period: 2018–2019
QRIS :: Madera County Quality Counts: Early Stars
The Madera County Quality Counts: Early Stars program serves the communities of Madera County. It is administered by First 5 Madera County in coordination with the Madera County Superintendent of Schools.
Since June 2016, more than 16 Quality Rating and Improvement (QRIS)/Quality Improvement System (QIS) sites have been rated and/or received support to improve quality. The Quality Counts: Early Stars QRIS has five levels and measures several elements of program quality, including (1) Child Development and School Readiness, (2) Teachers and Teaching, and (3) Program and Environment.
County Contact Information
- I/T & CMIG Block Grants
- First 5 Madera County
- Madera County
- Superintendent of Schools
- Madera County LPC
- Community Action Partnership of Madera County – Resource & Referral
- Community Action Partnership of Madera County – Head Start Programs
- Madera Unified School
- District – State Preschool
- First 5 Madera County Family Resource Centers
Process to Outreach/Onboard Programs and Providers
We have already successfully recruited all California State Preschool Program (CSPP)/CMIG providers in Madera County. We visit private centers and family child care providers to help them become aware of the benefits of participating in the QRIS.
Quality Improvement Program Support Strategies
We provide coaching, training, block grants, and incentives/materials according to the individual needs (as well as the tier rating) of our participating sites.
Local Approach to Offering Financial Incentives and Stipends
California State Preschool Program/CMIG sites rated at Tier 4 or 5 qualify for block grants. Private centers and family child care providers not yet rated, or rated below a Tier 3, receive support materials (based on ERS or coaches’ recommendations).
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
I have found the coaching and all of the resources provided by QRIS to be extremely valuable. The coach always responds quickly and is very thorough; she is encouraging and willing to help us in any way she can; she has provided guidance with everything from introducing us to different resources on the computer to helping us set up Google Docs. The trainings that have been provided through the QRIS and the coach have been very helpful. I believe the support provided through QRIS was instrumental in the Tier 4 rating we received this year.Center Director