Quality Counts California (QCC) is a statewide effort to strengthen California’s early learning and care system to support young children and their families. QCC uses an equity approach to close the education gap:
Prioritizing communities where we can make the greatest impact
Providing access to tools and resources for quality partners, including QIS administrators, coaches, trainers, and higher education faculty
Linking early educators to resources and support to advance their commitment to quality early learning and care
Informing parents and families about the importance of quality early learning and helping them identify quality early learning and care environments
Offering information and research to help policymakers communicate the value and importance of quality early learning and care
Locally in Butte County program is called Steps to Quality.
Steps to Quality is led by a consortium committed to enhancing and sustaining a quality early learning and care system for the County. The Consortium priorities provides input, and offers direction and feedback to the implementation team. That team then strategizes a plan that aligns with Quality Counts California’s comprehensive quality improvement system standards.
Ultimately, transforming system-wide quality ensures that all young children have access to high quality learning experiences where they can grow and thrive.