QualityStart OC

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Join the QualityStart OC Network!

QualityStart OC
is a collaborative county-wide effort to support and advocate for quality early care and education in Orange County.  All Orange County early care and education professionals are encouraged to join the QualityStart OC Network. Network members receive information about free trainings, updates on ECE legislation, and invitations to QualityStart OC events. 

If you would like to join the QualityStart OC Network, please contact

Rose Cote at rcote@ocde.us.


 QualityStart OC Projects

QSOC Leadership Academy Series 2015-2016 The Leadership Academy is designed specifically for Pre-K program directors and coordinators.This five session series will enhance both leadership and managerial skills.  Through the series you will increase your understanding of effective leadership strategies, communication, and team-building.

Child Signature Program (CSP), funded by the Children and Families Commission of Orange County and California First 5. CSP provides 34 Orange County preschool classrooms with comprehensive quality improvement support. Teachers, children, and families in participating classrooms receive services from instructional coaches, family support specialists, mental health consultats, health and nutrtition consultats, training, and materials to support high quality early education.

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Pilot Project is funded by California's Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant. The Quality Stars QRIS serves over 200 public, private, and home-based early care and education programs in Orange County. Programs receive annual quality assessments, site ratings on a tiered scale of quality, and  teachers and directors receive resource materials, training, and instructional coaching.



 Contact Us
                                                     Krista Murphy, QRIS & CSP Coordinator