Our impact doesn’t stop in the classroom! Unique collaborations allow the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Head Start and Early Learning Division to offer additional programs that deliver meaningful services to help children and families. These collaborations also provide resources to improve recruiting and outreach, increase teacher support, and enhance the services we offer.
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211 LA County is a nonprofit agency that connects individuals and families with health and human services. Just by dialing 2-1-1, LA County residents will be directly connecteEditd to a Community Resource Advisor who will provide the right resources based on the caller’s unique needs. Our partnership with 211 LA County makes it easier for children and families who are eligible for LACOE services to connect to the right programs, resources, and early childhood education providers.
Los Angeles County Office of Education-Multi-tiered System of Supports (LACOE-MTSS)
The LACOE-MTSS framework began in 2010 to make sure children who need extra support get the help they need. The three-tiered process includes increasing intensity of services, more frequent assessments, and ongoing monitoring to prepare these children for kindergarten.
- Tier 1: All children receive instruction from Creative Curriculum and Second Step Curriculum.
- Tier 2: Children needing additional support because of challenging behaviors take part in intensive small groups. There, they receive more opportunities to learn and practice social skills.
- Tier 3: Evidence-based strategies and/or curriculum support generate individualized plans for children who need the most help.
Agencies have program wide expectations that promote a culture of wellness and social and emotional well-being for children, families and staff. Agency staff and parents work together to share resources and ideas that support children at school and home. LACOE also offers agency leadership, teachers, and staff individualized training, coaching, and mentoring to support the success of this framework.
Quality Start Los Angeles
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early learning providers in Los Angeles County. QSLA is part of a larger state and national movement to acknowledge and support early learning providers as they continuously elevate the quality of care for children birth to five and their families.
QSLA aims to improve the program quality of participating centers and family childcare homes by offering instructional supports and incentives for programs, teachers and administrators to reach higher levels of quality.
QSLA is a joint effort of the Los Angeles County Office of Education, First 5 LA, Child360, Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education, PEACH and the Local Planning Council. QSLA is also part of Quality Counts California, which helps to connect parents and families to high-quality early learning and care programs, and ensures that infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children have quality early learning experiences in their local communities. To find out more about how a particular program scores on each element of quality, click here: http://qualitystartla.org/qsla-ratings/