Early Educators, Enroll Today | Quality Start

High Quality, County-Wide Enrollment is now open for Quality Start San Bernardino County (QSSB) for the 2023/2024 program year! QSSB is a countywide Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) built to support the high quality efforts of those providing care, education, and school readiness programs for children ages zero to five. Early childhood educators understand […]

Preparing Your Child For Preschool

Preparing Your Child For Preschool: Tips to Support the Transition A new school year can be an exciting thing for children and their families, but with it comes a new environment, expectations, experiences, and schedules for all. Big transitions, or changes from one stage to another, can be especially challenging for young children. We’ve compiled […]

How to Find Child Care Assistance with Child Care Resource Center

About CCRC QSSB partner Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) is San Bernardino County’s largest resource and referral agency (R&R). They support parents and caretakers looking for child care by providing professional assistance and information tailored to families’ specific needs including location, hours, and type of care environment. Get Help Paying for Child Care We all […]

Physical Development: Supporting Children Ages Zero to Three

Physical Development In Early Childhood: Supporting Children Ages Zero to Three From the moment they’re born, children are discovering the physical world around them, how they fit into it and move in it. One day they make the connection that they have limbs that move and fingers and toes that wiggle, and soon they’re figuring […]

Creating a Routine To Care For Infants / Quality Start

How To Build A Successful Infant Caregiver Routine Caregiving routines are built-in opportunities for connection between a child and a caregiver. Multiple times throughout the day an infant will be fed, changed, settled in for naps, and cleaned up and it is in these everyday occurrences that caregivers can build a nurturing relationship founded in […]

Resource and Referral Agencies Help Parents and Providers

What is a resource and referral agency? At their core, resource and referral agencies (R&Rs) are structured to support parents and caretakers looking for child care and for child care providers looking for various supports, from building a business to education. Each county or region has its own specified R&R agency; for San Bernardino County […]

Provider Appreciation Day

What is Provider Appreciation Day May 6th is National Provider Appreciation Day, a specific day in which we recognize and celebrate child care providers and their incredible commitment to children and families. The work of caring for and educating little learners requires keen focus, commitment, creativity, and compassion. Providers in QSSB 2022 marks six years […]

Supporting Language Development In Early Childhood – Quality Start

What is Language Development in Early Childhood Language development in early childhood is the process of detecting, comprehending and expressing language. There are a variety of stages in language development, and these phases are interconnected with social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development. It is also the foundation for emerging literacy. Supporting Language Development They may not […]

About Reading is Fundamental

What is Reading is Fundamental? Young children go through a methodical journey when learning how to read. First comes the introduction to language through the sounds of parents and caregivers and then eventually children start to speak their first words and later, sentences. This is called emerging literacy and it is the foundation of all […]

Creating a Lesson Plan

How to Create a Lesson Plan Lesson planning is essential to creating a classroom that is organized, developmentally appropriate, and supportive. For some, lesson planning can feel like a stressful or intimidating task considering the time and focus it takes. Here, we’ve broken the elements of planning down into manageable steps so that you can […]

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