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.
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/