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Family Child Care Program’s Innovation and Excellence | Quality Start

Highlighting QSSB Family Child Care Programs In 2023, over 100 family child care programs voluntarily committed to personal growth and specialized skills building by participating in QSSB’s coaching and training opportunities. Their partnership with the program and individual innovation led them to above-and-beyond lesson planning and environment updates. Ruballos Family Child Care, Victorville California In […]

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Family Engagement for Child Care Environments – Quality Start

Family Engagement is Important for Child Care Environments When a child is enrolled in a care environment, parents and caretakers enter a partnership with the educators there. This partnership is built on the common goal to further the development and success of the child. A parent’s job is to thoroughly assess a potential environment to […]

Black History Month for Young Children – Quality Start SB

Celebrate Black History Month with songs and stories This February marks the 48th annual Black History Month. It is an extra opportunity to celebrate and highlight black stories, experiences, and perspectives. We think the “Let’s Celebrate Black History Song!” From Sesame Street is a great way to introduce young children to what this month is […]

Keep you Classroom Germ Free | Quality Start SB

Prevent Germs in Your Classroom There’s nothing quite like the excitement of a new school year and its possibilities! There is one possibility, however, that is not so fun, and that is the genuine threat of germs. Seasoned providers and parents know that school can bring colds, coughs, and stomach flu that spread quickly in […]

Types Of Child Care – Quality Start SB

Types of Child Care There are many factors to consider when choosing child care, and parents will be looking for a program that suits their family’s needs, location, hours, and budget. Finding the right one can feel like a daunting task, but thankfully, several child care types are available to help tick off these boxes. […]

QSSB Provider Appreciation 2023

Provider Appreciation Quality Start San Bernardino County (QSSB) was honored to celebrate participating early childhood providers at two recent appreciation events in San Bernardino and Victorville. Over 80 providers enrolled in QSSB gathered for a time of much-deserved recognition and long-awaited, in-person peer-to-peer networking. Early childhood providers are essential to the development and future success […]

Universal PreKindergarten – Quality Start SB

QSSB’s Universal PreKindergarten Forums In May, QSSB hosted two virtual forums focused on Universal PreKindergarten (UPK), one for providers and the other for families and caretakers. Both events aimed to bring an understanding of what UPK will mean for child care environments and parent choice. What is Universal PreKindergarten? Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) will bring all […]

Mindful Activities for Small Children

Mindful Activities for Small Children May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it is never too early to start teaching the young children in your life how to check in with and care for themselves. Below are a couple of simple exercises to implement throughout the day to help toddlers regulate and understand the big […]

Child Abuse Prevention in Early Education – Quality Start SB

Child Abuse Prevention in Early Education April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, an essential reminder that the collective work of communities can make a positive difference in keeping children safe. Child care providers are a vital part of the work of prevention. High quality early child care environments foster connection, safety and promote positive […]

Strategies to Help Children Cope with Stress

Strategies to Help Children Cope with Stress Stress can seem like a very ‘adult’ concern, but the truth is stress is felt at every age and stage, even early childhood. The difference between adults and children is the ability to address and cope with stress. As we know, young children lack the developmental skills to […]

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