Program Resources

Quality Start San Bernardino is a county wide program that supports licensed child care programs, family child care programs and preschools serving children ages 0-5 with resources to improve their quality. Programs that participate in Quality Start will receive:

  • 1 Guidance in conducting a self-rating to understand where you would likely fall on the QSSB matrix.
  • 2 Quality improvement supports, in the form of professional development and training opportunities, which you can tailor to fit your needs.
  • 3 Access to a peer support network of early childhood educators who are committed to providing quality early learning.
  • 4 Promotion of your commitment to quality on the Quality Start website and as part of other outreach efforts.
  • 5 Additionally, some participating early childhood programs will receive a quality rating, along with a quality improvement plan to guide ongoing quality improvement efforts.

Quality ratings and improvement supports are based on the QRIS matrix, which evaluates early learning programs in the following areas:

  • Child development and school readiness, including appropriate learning activities and use of child observation tools and developmental and health screenings
  • Teachers and teaching, including lead teacher/family child care home provider qualifications and effectiveness of teacher-child interactions
  • Program and environment, including ratios and group size, assessment of the classroom environment, and center director qualifications

How to get involved:

Quality Start San Bernardino is not currently taking applications. Watch the information video to learn more about what it means to participate in the program and we will contact you when it is time to apply!

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Your Quality Start Journey Begins Here

Watch the orientation video below in its entirety to learn more.