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 early childhood centers, preschools, and family child care homes that voluntarily commit to continuous quality improvement based on state and nationally recognized quality standards.
Ratings can provide an additional tool for families as they find the best setting for their child.
Quality Counts Siskiyou
|Fort Jones Elementary State Preschool||Fort Jones||5|
|Karuk Head Start||Happy Camp||4|
|Karuk Head Start||Yreka||4|
|McCloud Elementary State Preschool||McCloud||4|
|SCOE (Siskiyou County Office of Education) State Preschool||Yreka||5|
|Shasta Head Start||Mount Shasta||5|
|Shasta Head Start||Weed||5|
|Shasta Head Start||Yreka||5|
|Siskiyou Early Head Start||Yreka||4|
How does the
rating system work?
Tier ratings are based on the Quality Counts CA state rating matrix. Sites are rated on a scale of 1 – 5, with 5 as the highest quality level. Quality Counts Siskiyou early care and education sites are assessed by independent observers who are experts in early childhood education.
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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Quality Counts Siskiyou Participants
Who are the Participants?
Quality Counts Siskiyou (QCS) participants include all Siskiyou County state preschool programs and all Siskiyou Head Start and Early Head Start center-based programs. In addition, several family child care homes and private centers have chosen to participate.
We hope to expand as both interest and capacity allow.
All QCS programs voluntarily commit to a continuous quality improvement process based on state and nationally recognized quality standards. QCS programs have access to coaching support, trainings, technical assistance, classroom materials and equipment to help them realize their site’s ongoing quality improvement goals.
Quality Counts Siskiyou offers incentives, classroom equipment and materials, coaching, professional development trainings, and peer learning opportunities. To learn more, contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org