How to Participate

The Childcare Quality System is open to all licensed or license exempt sites in Mono and Alpine Counties serving children ages birth to five. If you are a childcare provider interested in participating, please call 760-924-7626 for English or 760-914-3995 for Spanish.

Depending on the funding source for the site, quality support is offered by the following agencies:

  • For California State Preschool sites, support is offered by:
    • First 5 Mono – funded by the California Department of Education-Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS)
    • Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA) – funded by the California Department of Education AB-212 program
  • For all other Childcare Sites, support is offered by:
    • First 5 Mono & First 5 Alpine – funded by First 5 CA-Improve and Maximize all Programs so Children Thrive (IMPACT)
      • For sites served through First 5 Mono or Alpine, stipends are awarded to participating sites based on 3 factors:
        • The number of children served
        • The level of work in the system the site chooses to accomplish (Step 1, 2, or 3). Find out more about the Steps here.
        • The number of points earned in the California Quality Continuum Framework Rating Matrix (click here for the matrix). For detailed information about how every point is earned, refer to the Consortia Implementation Guide found here.