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 […]

QSSB is Improving the Quality of, and Access to, Early Care Environments in San Bernardino County

What is Quality Start in San Bernardino County? At the start of 2017, over 120 early childhood educators attended orientation sessions to learn more about what it means to be a participant in San Bernardino County’s first Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), Quality Start San Bernardino (QSSB). The educators represented licensed family child care […]

QSSB Operational Partners Share a Vision to Increase the Availability of Quality Early Learning Environments

Counties throughout the state of California manage their own Quality Rating and Improvement Systems. Four partners, Child Care Resource Center (CCRC), First 5 San Bernardino, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS) and California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), are responsible for the design, development and implementation of the Quality Rating and Improvement System here […]

Quality Start San Bernardino County Acknowledges and Celebrates Exceptional Early Educators

Last month Quality Start San Bernardino County (QSSB) had the great privilege of honoring early childhood educators from across the county! QSSB participants were recognized for completing their first year in the program as well as their overall commitment to providing high quality care and education for children zero to five. Over 250 educators were […]

The QSSB Conference Empowers Early Educators for a 2nd Year

Quality Start San Bernardino County (QSSB) presented the 2nd Annual QSSB Early Childhood Conference on July 13th and 14th, at Cal State San Bernardino. This sold out conference brought together nearly 300 early childhood educators from around the county to grow their skills, network with their peers, and receive much deserved encouragement and support. The […]

Try This At Home! Crafts to Benefit Your Child’s Development

Playing music with your child not only helps strengthen the bonds between the two of you, but builds connections in their brain to creativity and imagination. In fact, the benefits of incorporating music into your daily routine are far reaching, helping develop a child’s physical skills, language, and even self-confidence. Help them create their very […]

Use Books to Help Prepare Your Little Learner for Preschool

So your child is about to start preschool? Prepare them for the adventure. There are many things you can do as a parent or caregiver to prepare your little one for preschool! Whether you reinforce self-help skills, work on the art of give and take conversations, or make play dates with other children to encourage […]

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