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2019 Was a Year of Continued Growth for QSSB

As we wrap up our third year, we want to celebrate those doing the daily work to provide young learners with high quality early experiences. In 2019, QSSB partnered with 1,485 early educators. These educators represent 234 early education environments including state preschools, private centers, and family child care homes across the county. Congratulations to […]

Early Educators Let Their Sun Shine

EARLY EDUCATORS LET THEIR SUN SHINE Quality Start San Bernardino County (QSSB) presented the 3rd Annual QSSB Early Childhood Conference, June 28-29th, 2019 at Cal State San Bernardino. Across two days, over 500 early childhood educators from around the county showed up to grow their skills, network with their peers, and receive much deserved encouragement […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Introducing 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 […]

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 […]

QSSB Currently Has Over 100 Participating Early Care and Education Sites Throughout the County

The early childhood educators that work at these participating sites, including family child care homes, private centers and state preschools, are choosing to grow their quality. Working in early care, they understand the importance of the first five years of a child’s life and the long-term impact quality early learning has. Why quality matters Research […]

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