Ventura County Quality Rating and Improvement System QRIS. Picture here. “ Commitment to Quality Education for All ”. Early Learning Quality Initiatives. CARES & AB212 Stipend Projects. 2000. 2004. Preschool for All ( PfA ) Planning. 2005.
Ventura County Quality Rating and Improvement SystemQRIS
“Commitment to Quality Education for All”
CARES & AB212 Stipend Projects
Preschool for All (PfA) Planning
PfA Implementation begins in 9 counties with funding from First 5
PfA Implementation begins in Hueneme School District
Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) Planning begins
Blending of CARES/AB212 Stipend Project
QRIS delivered to Governor
PfA Expands to Ocean View School District
Countywide Environment Rating Scale (ERS)
Race to the Top (RTT) funding awarded to CA
F5 CA extends PfA funding for 3 years as Child Signature Program (CSP)
QRIS Pilot begins in Ventura County
CARES Plus expanded
State & Local QRIS Implementation
California Race to the Top Vision
All Children will thrive in early learning programs, be ready for kindergarten, and be proficient in third grade.
The California Early Childhood Educator Competencies describe the knowledge, skills and dispositions that early childhood educators need in order to provide high quality early care and education to young children and their families.
First 5 Ventura, First 5 CA, US Department of Education
Environmental Rating Scale (ERS)
VCOE Technical Assistance Specialist Protocol
Family Engagement & Family Strengthening
Five Protective Factors
Triple P & Teaching Pyramid
Community and multi-system leaders act to build sustainable infrastructure through key levers for change:
Community programs and worker practice consistently:
Families and communities build protective factors that also promote positive outcomes:
Why Birth to 3rd Grade?
WHY IT MATTERS
During a child’s ﬁrst three years of life, their brains are being wired for future success.
Brain development is more rapid during this period than at any other, with more than 700 neural connections created each second.
Children are born with an innate love of learning and learn everything from smiling, walking and speaking, to making choices, exploring and developing relationships.
The Alignment of the California Preschool
Learning Foundations with Key Early
“Children in strong early education programs are better prepared for school and reap some real beneﬁts that last them their whole lives”
Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
August 23, 2013