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Quality Start OC

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Quality Start OC is Orange County's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS): A systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the importance of quality in early learning programs. Quality Start OC is operated by the Orange County Department of Education, Early Learning Services, and is funded through grants from the California Department of Education, First 5 CA, and First 5 OC. Find out more at www.qualitystartoc.com​​

Who Participates in Quality Start OC?

Over 500 early learning programs in Orange County participate in Quality Start OC, including school district, non-profit, faith-based, and private centers, family child care homes, and community partners that serve young children. Participants receive free coaching, training, and incentives to support continuous quality improvement. Interested in joining? Email us at qualitystartoc@ocde.us

Quality Start OC provides no-cost professional learning opportunities that are open to all Orange County early educators. Click here for our Professional Learning Catalog​.


 

   Program Contacts

Jannell Violi​, Coordinator  (714) 327-8195

Catherine Da​rker, Coordinator  (714) 327-1040

Jami Eyre, Program Specialist  (714) 708-5883

Victoria Johnson, Program Specialist  (714) 966-4348

Melissa Wheelahan, Program Specialist  (714) 327-8185

Roderic West, Program Data Technician  (714) 966-4419   ​