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Quality Start San Bernardino (QSSB) is a county-wide program that supports licensed child care programs, family child care programs, and preschools. Beyond the scope of these more traditional environments, QSSB has extended its work to partner with alternative settings, or license-exempt providers and community based programs, like family resource centers, home-visiting programs, libraries and more. Programs that participate in QSSB will receive variations of the following:

  • 1 Quality improvement support in the form of coaching, a customized plan to guide quality improvement efforts, and professional development and training opportunities.
  • 2 Access to peer support networks, or communities of practice, of early childhood educators who are committed to providing quality early learning.
  • 3 Program recognition on the QSSB website and other outreach efforts.
  • 4 Some participating programs will receive a quality rating according to state defined standards.

QUALITY RATING AND IMPROVEMENT SUPPORTS ARE BASED ON THE QUALITY COUNTS CALIFORNIA RATING MATRIX FOR BOTH CENTER-BASED AND FAMILY CHILD CARE PROGRAMS. THE MATRIX 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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