Mono County Child Care Council
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Child Care Quality System

Child Care Quality System

Child Care Quality System

The goal of the Childcare Quality System is to increase the quality of child care and support family engagement throughout Mono and Alpine Counties by building a skilled and stable childcare workforce. The Childcare Quality System works directly with licensed family and center-based childcare providers who provide much of the available child care in Mono and Alpine Counties.

The Childcare Quality System rewards the pursuit of early child development training among child care professionals; promotes retention of committed, qualified early child care teachers and providers; and encourages advancement on the Child Development Training Consortium’s Child Development Permit Matrix.

The emphasis of the Childcare Quality System is to:

  1. Support providers’ knowledge of, or assessment in, standard assessment tools such as: CLASS–an interaction-based assessment and ERS–the Environmental Rating Scale.
  2. Support providers’ use of Ages and Stages Questionnaires to assess students’ development
  3. Provide professional development
  4. Support the creation and implementation of an annual site plan

To see the Mono Alpine Childcare Quality System Plan, click here. To learn about the federal Quality Rating Improvement System, which the Mono Alpine Childcare Quality System Plan is modeled after, please follow these links:
Harvard QRIS Forum
CA Department of Education
EdSource QRIS article

Eligibility
The Childcare Quality System is open to all licensed sites in Mono and Alpine Counties serving children ages birth to five. Depending on the funding source for the site, different agencies may offer quality support.

  • For California State Preschool sites: Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, Child Development Division (funded by the California Department of Education-Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS)), & Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA) (funded by the California Department of Education-Professional Development & Staff Retention Program (AB-212)).
  • For all other sites: First 5 Mono & First 5 Alpine (funded by First 5 California- Improve and Maximize all Programs so Children Thrive (IMPACT)), & Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA) (funded by the California Department of Education-Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)).
    • For sites served through First 5 Mono or Alpine, Stipends are awarded to participating sites based on 3 factors:
      • The number of children served
      • The level of work in the system the site chooses to accomplish (Step 1, 2, or 3) find out more about the Steps here.
      • The number of points earned in the California Quality Continuum Framework Rating Matrix (click here for the matrix). For detailed information about how every point is earned, refer to the Consortia Implementation Guide found here.
 
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2017 Childcare Quality System Sites:
A star indicates a site that is a Step 3 and implements all elements of quality. To learn about the Steps click here. The number of stars is the site’s rating using the California Quality Continuum Framework Rating Matrix found here. For more information about the Childcare Quality System, please visit First 5 Mono's website

Child Care Centers:
Bridgeport Elementary Preschool

Edna Beaman Elementary Preschool

IMACA Head Start/State Preschool–Mammoth Lakes (rated by Inyo County Superintendent of Schools using their Quality Counts Matrix found here)

IMACA State Preschool–Coleville

IMACA Head Start/State Preschool–Lee Vining (rating anticipated June 2017)

Mammoth Kids Corner

Mammoth Lutheran Preschool

Mountain Warfare Training Child Development Center (Coleville)

Family Child Care Homes:
Carmen Garcia Day Care – Carmen Garcia

Chavez Family Day Care – Patricia Chavez

Cherubs Academy – Etelvina Rios

Courtney Singer Day Care – Courtney Singer

Flores Family Day Care – Josefina Flores

Garcia Family Day Care – Oralia Garcia

Garcia Maria Day Care – Maria Martinez de Garcia

Kindred Spirits School – Caitlin Wellwood

Maria Garcia Family Day Care – Maria Guadalupe Barajas de Garcia

Vasquez Family Day Care – Guillermina Vasquez