Quality Counts is the Quality Improvement and Rating System (QIRS) for early care and education programs in Sonoma County.

 

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Applying

1.  Read the Quality Counts Participant Guidelines (English)|Participant Guidelines (Spanish)


2. QIRS QUALITY COUNTS ONLINE ENGLISH APPLICATION or Download the English QIRS QUALITY COUNTS DOWNLOAD APPLICATION | Application Online (Spanish) or Download the Application in Spanish


Quality Counts is the Quality Improvement and Rating System (QIRS) for early care and education programs in Sonoma County. Funded by First 5 California, First 5 Sonoma County, and the California Department of Education, Quality Counts will help improve early care and education in our community by:

- Establishing uniform standards of excellence in early care
- Assisting parents to make well-informed decisions about the quality of care their children receive
- Improving outcomes for children who attend higher quality care throughout Sonoma County
- Quality is rated using the California Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) Quality Continuum Framework rating matrix and the following local rating guidelines for achieving Tier 5


1. Local Family Child Care Rating Matrix (English)
2. Local Family Child Care Rating Matrix (Spanish)
3. Local Center Rating Matrix (English)
4. Local Center Rating Matrix (Spanish)

Quality Counts now accepting applications for participation in 2017.  
Completed applications are due January 31, 2017.

Quality Counts Contact Information:
First 5 Sonoma County
ATTN: Quality Counts
490 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 203
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 565-6614

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