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Thank you QSSB participants – All 300 of you!

This last year QSSB participants across San Bernardino County, along with child care providers across the country, have faced enormous challenges, created incredible successes, learned new skills and adapted quickly to best serve children and families. We admire the dedication and sacrifices made by each and every one. Listed here are the 300 early education …

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Autumn is Here! Time for Pumpkins, Crafts and Fun

There are many things children get excited about during this festive time of year. Along with the promise of costumes and candy of course, are the craft projects. We’ve gathered a few ideas for those parents, caretakers, and educators with young children. Make sure to warm up some cider or hot chocolate and settle in …

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Early Educators Discuss the Growing Improvement in Quality Child Care

Quality Start San Bernardino County (QSSB) hosted its first annual Early Education Forum on February 27th, 2019. Members of San Bernardino’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) community gathered to discuss the importance, success, and future of QSSB. For the first time, every facet of the ECE community as well as a representative from the medical field …

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From the Perspective of a QSSB Participant: Back to Nature Prep

Jennifer Pierson is the proud owner of Back to Nature Prep (Pierson Family Child Care), a home-based preschool program in Barstow, California. Her program currently serves twenty preschoolers in morning and afternoon sessions, including four children that stay for a full day of Transitional Kinder (TK) program. Ms. Jenn has been an early educator for …

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High Quality Early Education is a Team Effort for San Bernardino County

Meet the Quality Start Consortium Quality Start San Bernardino County’s Consortium Workgroup is made up of local education agencies, early childhood educators, and community members who are passionate about the importance of high quality early care and education. The collaborative group meets on a quarterly basis to discuss program updates and pertinent topics related to …

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Introducing Organization Teaches Young Kids About Responsibilities and Being Helpful

Looking for a super easy and educational activity that’ll help keep your home or educational center clean — and the kids in your care entertained? Try introducing organization! It’s a great way to get children involved in everyday tasks and make them feel helpful. Here’s how it’s done: Just ask kids where certain items go, …

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Quality Counts California

What is Quality Counts California? Quality Counts California is a statewide system that works with local leadership to implement defined standards of quality in early care and education environments. Started in 2011 and led by the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division and First 5 California, the program engages with local consortia …

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Parents Are Their Kids’ First Teachers

Your child will spend tons of time with their first teacher before they ever step foot in a classroom: you. With that amazing role comes big responsibility. QSSB offers invaluable resources to help you provide high quality early education experiences while your kid is home — from ways to make playtime more educational to tips …

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