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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

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How To Prepare Your Child For Preschool | Quality Start

How To Prepare 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

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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

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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

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Working With Challenging Behaviors- Quality Start

Working With Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Children naturally engage in challenging behaviors in early childhood, it is a part of their proper development. In their early years, toddlers experience a growing desire to separate from parents and caregivers and to initiate new-found independence. They test imposed limits, and yet have limited skills to communicate

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How To Use Powerful Interactions

Using Powerful Interactions Quality relationships between children and the adults in their lives create a Powerful Interactions framework, which has a strong effect on a child’s brain development and ongoing learning. These interactions can occur between parents, caregivers and other adults in a child’s life. What is the Powerful Interactions Framework? The Powerful Interactions framework

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What Are The California ECE Competencies?

What Are The California ECE Competencies? The California Early Childhood Education (ECE) Competencies provide a solid structure to grow the professional development of our state’s early childhood workforce. What is the purpose of the ECE Competencies? The ECE Competencies were established for the following primary purposes: Provide a coherent structure and content to foster the

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