Early childhood education succeeds when the people and agencies that work with children and families succeed. This is not easy work, but it is rewarding. LACOE supports the work of early childhood education providers through Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA), California Preschool Instructional Network, and Inclusive Early Childhood Education, and more.
Quality Start Los Angeles is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) that assists providers with ongoing program enhancements. QSLA also helps parents choose the best early childhood education program for their family. https://qualitystartla.org/
California Preschool Instructional Network provides outcomes-focused support to preschool educators based on the California Department of Education’s (CDE) Early Learning and Development System of resources and tools. CPIN uses California’s Preschool Learning Foundations & Preschool Curriculum Framework to offer training, technical assistance, and coaching activities to early educators. https://cpin.us/regions/11
The Dual Language Learner Initiative assists families, educators, and community members through professional development for educators, workshops for families, and age-appropriate books and resources in many languages. This initiative also has a public awareness campaign to educate the community about the long-term benefits for young dual language learners. https://qualitystartla.org/dual-language-learner-initiative/
The Birth to Kindergarten Transition Systems Alignment Framework helps families, teachers, and schools achieve sustained, effective birth to kindergarten transitions through the Three C’s of Transition—Coordination, Cooperation, and Collaboration. https://www.lacoe.edu/Early-Learning/Kindergarten-Transition-Framework