QUALITY MATTERS…a STRONG START for kids works to ensure equitable access to professional development opportunities to early childhood educators in Santa Clara County. We bring together groups of invested stakeholders in our three consortium groups: Executive Cabinet, Center-Based Administrators, and Family Child Care Home Educators. We also offer training opportunities for a wide variety of early learning tools:
Environmental Rating Scales (ITERS, FCCERS, ECERS)
Classroom Assessment Observation Scoring System (CLASS) for Pre-K, Toddler, Infant
(CLASS Intro, CLASS Primer, and CLASS observer trainings)
Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3, ASQ:SE 2)
California Collaborative for Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL) Teaching Pyramid
Beginning Together: Inclusion of Children with Disabilities
Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP)
Early Childhood Education Workforce Registry
The Early Childhood Education Workforce Registry is a great resource to access a wide variety of early learning trainings across the county and beyond. Educators can also align their profiles with professional development requirements for the QUALITY MATTERS stipend program or their reporting for their QRIS rating matrix assessment.
Kindergarten Materials Order Form
We are currently accepting orders for the following materials:
Registering for Kindergarten Brochure - This is a quick guide for parents on how to sign their child up for Kindergarten. It is printed in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Potter the Otter Gets Ready for Kindergarten - This story book can be shared with families and in the classroom to help children feel more comfortable about the transition to Kindergarten. It is printed in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Are You Ready for Kindergarten? Booklet in English and Spanish - This resource is targeted toward families with children entering Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten.