First 5 Fresno County - Bay Area Early Childhood Funders

Report
Bay Area Regional QRIS
Partnership
Bay Area First 5
February 27, 2013
Race to The Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant
• 9 States Received a total of
$500 million Funding
• Increase the number of lowincome and disadvantaged
children in high quality early
learning programs
• Design and implement systems
integrating early education,
developmental screening, early
mental health, health insurance,
etc.
Quality Rating & Improvement Systems (QRIS)
• A tiered rating system based on programs meeting
specific standards with requirements that increase as
programs move up.
• Training and support for programs to assess and
improve the quality of their program.
• Information for parents to help make early learning
program choices.
Race to The Top in California
• CA received $52.6 million
• Jan 2012-Dec 2015
• 75% of funds to 17 local
consortia*
• 16 counties with 1.9 million
children under 5
• Focus on local QRISs
*2 in Los Angeles
Quality Rating and Improvement
Five-tier rating system based on 7 elements:
• Child assessment and observation
• Developmental and health screening
• Teacher qualifications
• Teacher-child interactions
• Ratios and group size
• Program environment
• Director qualifications
RTT in the Bay Area
• Alameda
• Contra Costa
• San Francisco
• Santa Clara
• Santa Cruz
• Future participating counties: Marin,
Sonoma, Napa, Solano, San Mateo,
Monterey, San Benito
Vision for a Regional Approach
A Bay Area approach to developing and implementing an
early childhood Quality Rating and Improvement System
(QRIS) will allow for efficient use of resources, consistent
communication and a common framework for bringing the
QRIS to scale region-wide.
Young Children in the Bay Area RTT Pilot
Counties
406,859 children birth through
age 5 live in the BAQRIS
counties
49,526 are considered to be
high need according to county
RTT action plans
Bay Area Diversity in the Child Population
Targeted Bay Area Reach
through RTT-ELC
By December 2015-16,751 children will be served
in RTT sites
433 programs will be
supported to improve their
quality
Projected Programs by Type
Title I & Head Start 1
Title 5 & Title I 1
State-funded Migrant Licensed Sites 1
Title I & First 5
8
Combination of any 3 sources
21
General Child Care Licensed Sites
23
Head Start & First 5
34
Head Start & Title 5
39
Head Start Licensed Sites Only
42
Licensed Center-based Sites (Private Funding)
48
Title 5 & First 5
56
State-funded Preschool Licensed Sites
74
Licensed Family Child Care Homes
85
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10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
Bay Area QRIS
• Not just rating, but quality
improvement
• Children of highest need receive highquality early learning.
• Early learning 0-5, including infants,
toddlers and preschoolers
The Opportunity
• Build a foundation for a
regional QRIS that that will
raise the bar on quality for
early learning programs
throughout the Bay Area
• Provide pathways for
professional development
• Use QRIS as a framework for
systems change and reform
• Bring on partners for longterm, high impact change
Bay Area QRIS
Help us to ensure that children with high needs are
receiving high quality early care and education.
Contact:
Laurel Kloomok, F5 San Francisco, [email protected]
Sean Casey, F5 Contra Costa, [email protected]
Mark Friedman, F5 Alameda, [email protected]
Jolene Smith, F5 Santa Clara, [email protected]
Angela Cline, F5 Santa Cruz, [email protected]

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