Your child’s early learning experiences are critical
During the first few years of life, young children are developing rapidly. The rate of development is at its highest level. (Reference: Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child).
The early care and education environment you choose can have a major impact on your child’s future. Quality early learning experiences build the foundation for skills your child needs in school, work, and life.
How to choose the best child care setting?
Is it that family child care home in your neighborhood? How about your family, a friend, or a neighbor? Or a larger child care center near your work? How about the church-run program recommended by a friend? Or a preschool program at your neighborhood school?
Through the work of locally tailored and operated quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs) across the state, Quality Counts California offers objective information about the quality of participating early learning and care programs and environments in your geographic area while offering early learning and care providers guidance and support for continuous quality improvement.
Quality Counts California is building a digital resource library to support your child care search in Collaboration in Common. This library will enable you to easily browse, download, and print resources that may be of interest to you, share your insights with other stakeholders, and learn from them what they’re up to. To download a resource, click on a file download link from this website, select the green button that says “view original” then you will see the PDF file in your browser to download or print.
Quality Counts California can help!
Quality Counts California helps families identify early learning and care providers who demonstrate a commitment to quality and provide quality early learning experiences to meet the diverse needs of California families.
Early Childhood Education Matters: Merced County Preschools Earn Top Marks
Because of how the brain develops between zero and five, it’s like the window of opportunity. The sooner that you receive intervention, the better. We like to say in our program, when children attend preschool, we’re putting them on the road to success.