Resources for Providers
Early Care and Education
Resources for Parents
Why is Quality Important?
more confident, more successful, and better prepared for the future. These children often enter Kindergarten more focused, more comfortable in a school setting, and with skills to grow as learners.
It is often easier for them to form friendships, cooperate, resolve conflict and express themselves
clearly and effectively. In addition, they are more likely to graduate from high school,
avoid juvenile delinquency, and earn higher salaries.
Quality Counts Siskiyou?
Quality Counts Siskiyou (QCS) is a locally-implemented quality rating and improvement system (QRIS). It supports FFNs (family, friends, and neighbors that provide child care), playgroups, family child care homes, early childhood centers, and preschools that voluntarily commit to continuous quality improvement.
Center ratings (based on state and nationally recognized standards) provide an additional tool for families as they find the best setting for their child.
Are you a Siskiyou Early Childhood Care Provider and/or Educator interested in participating in Quality Counts Siskiyou?
Quality Counts Siskiyou
Rated Sites ~ Current as of July 1, 2023
Rating Expiration Date
Child Care Center
|Fort Jones Elementary
|McCloud Elementary State Preschool
|SCCC (Siskiyou Child Care Council)
|SCOE (Siskiyou County
Office of Education)
How does the
rating system work?
Ratings are determined by calculating the number of points a site has earned for implementing quality practices in three core areas:
- Child Development and School Readiness
- Teachers and Teaching
- Program and Environment
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