About Reading is Fundamental

What is Reading is Fundamental? Young children go through a methodical journey when learning how to read. First comes the introduction to language through the sounds of parents and caregivers and then eventually children start to speak their first words and later, sentences. This is called emerging literacy and it is the foundation of all …

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Working with Children Who Have Challenging Behaviors

Working with Challenging Behaviors Young children naturally engage in behaviors that challenge, it is a part of their proper development. In these early years, toddlers experience a growing desire to separate from parents and caregivers and to initiate new-found independence. They test imposed limits, and yet have limited skills to communicate their feelings and experiences. …

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How To Use Powerful Interactions

Quality relationships between children and the adults in their lives create a Powerful Interactions framework, which has a strong effect on a child’s brain development and ongoing learning. These interactions can occur between parents, caregivers and other adults in a child’s life. What is the Powerful Interactions Framework? The Powerful Interactions framework was developed by …

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Early Childhood Education Competencies

The California Early Childhood Education (ECE) Competencies provide a solid structure to grow the professional development of our state’s early childhood workforce. What is the purpose of the ECE Competencies? The ECE Competencies were established for the following primary purposes: Provide a coherent structure and content to foster the professional development of California’s early childhood …

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What is EdWeb?

In 2020 and into 2021 we have seen many of life’s activities move to virtual platforms from education to socializing. Thankfully for early educators there are many opportunities to pursue professional development and training opportunities online. The benefit of online learning is that it allows educators to find courses that meet their needs and fit …

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Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) Training

About The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) The Ages and Stages Questionnaire, third addition (ASQ-3) is a screening tool that has been used by child care providers and parents for over 20 years to determine how children are developing, their strengths, and areas where they may need additional support. The questionnaire looks at specific areas …

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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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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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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 …

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