Childcare Quality System

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The goal of the Childcare Quality System is to increase the quality of childcare and support family engagement by building a skilled and stable workforce. The Childcare Quality System is open to all licensed childcare sites in Mono and Alpine Counties serving children ages birth to five.

Through the Childcare Quality System and a one-on-one advisor,  a center or family-based childcare provider completes the following annually:

1. 21 hours professional development

2. Creates and implements a Quality Improvement Plan

3. Developmental screenings using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire

4. Maintains knowledge of, or assessment in, standard classroom assessment tools (CLASS–an interaction-based assessment and ERS–the Environmental Rating Scale)

5. Is supported in advancement in the Quality Counts California matrix.

6. Is part of a local support network

Providers: click here if you would like to participate in the Childcare Quality System.

Parents: click here to see the list of participating sites and ratings.

Click here for the Mono Alpine Childcare Quality System Plan,

♦ Information about the federal and state Quality Rating Improvement System, can be found on the links below:

Quality Counts California     Harvard QRIS Forum     CA Department of Education     EdSource QRIS article

This project also assists with becoming a licensed provider. The first step is to take the required online orientations found at the links below:
Family Home Child Care Online Orientation
Child Care Center Online Orientation
Obtaining a Child Development Permit

For more information, please contact:
Annaliesa Calhoun, Childcare Quality System Coordinator, email
PO Box 130, 365 Sierra Park Road, Building M
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
PH: 760-924-7626
FAX: 760-934-8443

To find care with a childcare provider, please contact Mono County’s Resource and Referral agency, Community Connections for Children, through IMACA, at 760-934-3343.