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 childcare and support family engagement by building a skilled and stable workforce. The Childcare Quality System is open to all licensed childcare sites in Mono and Alpine Counties serving children ages birth to five.

Through the Childcare Quality System and a one-on-one advisor, a center or family-based childcare provider completes the following annually:

1. 21 hours professional development

2. Creates and implements a Quality Improvement Plan

3. Developmental screenings using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire

4. Maintains knowledge of, or assessment in, standard classroom assessment tools (CLASS–an interaction-based assessment and ERS–the Environmental Rating Scale)

5. Is supported in advancement in the Quality Counts California matrix.

6. Is part of a local support network

Participating programs can choose to receive a public rating. For a description of what ratings mean and a list of ratings and participating sites, click here.

Providers: click here if you would like to participate in the Childcare Quality System.

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:
Quality Counts California
Harvard QRIS Forum
CA Department of Education
EdSource QRIS article