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 EARLY QUALITY MATTERS



 Welcome

Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) ​is a systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early and school-age care and education programs. Similar to rating systems for restaurants and hotels, QRIS award quality ratings to early and school-age care and education programs that meet a set of defined program standards. By participating in California's QRIS, early and school-age care providers embark on a path of continuous quality improvement. 

 Information

 Overview

​​​Our Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) is a voluntary program focused on providing information, resources and support to early care and education programs, including family child care homes, serving children birth through age 5.​​
 
The goal is to enhance the quality of early learning programs and recognize the wonderful work that is being done in our region.
 
The quality rating and improvement system program in Placer, Nevada and Sierra counties is called, Early Quality Matters and provides support in the following areas:
  • Child Development and School Readiness
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Health, Nutrition, and Physical Activity
  • Effective Teacher-Child Interactions
  • Professional Development
  • Environment
  • Program Administration Family Engagement
If you would like more information about this program please contact Darcy Roenspie, Program Administrator at: 916.740.1641 or Email​.

 Documents

Below you will find many important resources and documents to assist you in learning more about our programs. ​If you find any broken links, or you feel like a certain resource should be included here, please let us know​.

Placer County Documents 2018-2019

 FAQ's

WHAT AGE DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE TO ATTEND STATE PRESCHOOL?

Placer County Office of Education, Early Childhood Education offers preschool programs for three and four year old children that prepare children for school success.​​​

WHERE ARE STATE PRESCHOOL​ PROGRAMS OFFERED? 

Placer County Preschool Programs are available in Auburn, Colfax, Kings Beach, Lincoln, Rocklin and Roseville.​

WHAT WILL MY CHILD BE LEARNING?

State Preschools have structured preschool programs that include areas of learning for Math, Literacy and Letters, Science, Music, Art, Outdoor play and more.​​



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Off to a Good Start!
The year prior to kindergarten is an excellent opportunity to set the foundation for a child’s transition to kindergarten. Join Gail as she shares tips, tools and resources that will help children start out strong. Giveaways to include take home bags, children’s books, resource books for teachers and manipulatives. Don’t ​miss this opportunity!​​

 Quotations

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“The best education is not given to students; it is drawn out of them." 

― Gerald Belcher