Quality Improvement Planning Community of Practice (QIP CoP)
Each month early educators at sites rated through Quality Matters meet to focus on an element of California’s QRIS matrix (PDF). There are speakers and opportunities for early educators to discuss promising practices that their sites are using. Meetings include group discussions and one-on-one technical assistance to support sites in developing plans for quality improvement.
Upcoming FCC QIP CoP meetings
All QIP CoPs are held at the following location:
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Community room (1st floor)
4000 Moorpark Ave. #200
San Jose, CA 95127
- Wednesday, March 13th, 6:30-8:30pm
- Wednesday, April 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
- Wednesday, May 15th, 6:30-8:30pm
- Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30-8:30pm
Past FCC QIP CoP meetings
- Jan 16, 2019 QIP CoP PowerPoint
- Dec 13, 2018 Spanish QIP CoP PowerPoint, SMART Goal Worksheet Spanish
- Dec 12, 2018 QIP CoP PowerPoint, SMART Goal Worksheet
- Nov 14, 2018 QIP CoP PowerPoint
- Oct 17, 2018 QIP CoP PowerPoint
- Sept 19, 2018 QIP CoP PowerPoint
QUALITY COUNTS CA RATING ELEMENTS
For more information on Quality Counts California (formerly CA-QRIS), QRIS in California, Quality Counts CA Rating Matrix, Quality Counts CA Implementation Guide, and Quality Counts CA Continuous Quality Improvement Pathways, please visit Quality Counts California
Click on any of the Elements to expand and learn about additional resources. Note: Element 5 and Element 7 are not applicable for family child care homes.
Element 1: Child Observation
FREE ONLINE DRDP TRAININGS and TUTORIALS
California Early Childhood Online (CECO)
This website provides free online learning modules on the DRDP. Creating an account is necessary to access the learning modules.
This website provides free DRDP Tutorials.
This website provides free upcoming DRDP webinars.
ONLINE DRDP DATA COLLECTION SYSTEMS
DRDP Online (formerly DRDP Tech)
The California Department of Education Early Learning and Care Division is pleased to announce DRDP Online, the new online platform for the Desired Results Developmental Profile. Click on this link for tutorials for DRDP Online Tip Sheets for Teachers and Administrators.
The Learning Genie
This is a popular app that documents developmental portfolios (DRDP) in one place for teachers and parents to access. Learning Genie can be imported into DRDP Online to meet the requirements of the QRIS matrix. If the program has under 28 students, then the account is free.
The Desired Results Access Project
This supports special educators, administrators and families in implementing the DRDP for infants and toddlers with IFSPs, and preschoolers with IEPs.
Other DRDP Resources
ALL ABOUT YOUNG CHILDREN
Information for Families on Children’s Early Development
2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. find the local resources they need.
Element 2: Developmental and Health Screenings
PHYSICIAN’S REPORT FORMS
The Physician’s Report Form can be used as the health screening form for Element 2. For Santa Clara County’s Quality Matters rated sites, only Part A and Part B (excluding Immunization and TB information) need to be completed to receive credit.
FREE VISION AND HEARING SCREENING
Healthier Kids Foundation
To schedule an on-site vision and hearing screening, contact Mark Lopez at (408) 564-5114 ext. 210.
FREE ASQ and ASQ-SE TRAININGS
ASQ and ASQ-SE trainings at FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Free trainings including ASQ and ASQ-SE are offered at FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. Participants will receive a free ASQ and ASQ-SE Starter Kit for their organization.
Family Resource Centers offers assistance with completing ASQs with families. Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage for FRC flyers/brochures offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Based on the results of the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE, as well as the concerns of parents/caregivers, teachers, and/or service providers, children are referred to the KidConnections Network of Providers for further assessment and early prevention and intervention services as needed at NO COST.
Inclusion Collaborative Warm Line
Inclusion Support Warm Line offers free support, information and referrals for including children with special needs or disabilities in Santa Clara County. Inclusion Support Warm Line Resources may include: E-packets of information, Developmental Screening, Inclusion Coach Referral, On-site inclusion Coach Support.
California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Network
The CIBC Network is designed to deliver technical support to early care and education programs.
California MAP to Inclusion & Belonging
The mission of the MAP to Inclusion & Belonging… Making Access Possible, is to create a statewide system of support, training and resources that gives all families and providers barrier-free access to inclusive child care.
OTHER FREE RESOURCES
ASQ-SE Social-Emotional Development Guide
Ask Dr. Jane Squires—ASQ’s Lead Developer
Element 3: Minimum Qualifications for Lead Teacher / Family Child Care Home
Colleges offering CD/ECE Courses
This is a list of colleges in Santa Clara County for early educators looking to increase their educational qualifications (i.e. Degree, California Child Development Permit or meeting the requirements of the QRIS matrix).
CALIFORNIA CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT
To learn more about the different levels of the child development permit and the requirements for each, refer to the permit matrix:
To apply for a permit: The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing CTC issues Child Development Permits for the State of California.
To find a Professional Growth Advisor: To find out who is qualified to serve as a Professional Growth Advisor, please see page 5 of the Professional Growth Manual.
REIMBURSEMENT FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERMITS
The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) pays the permit application fee and Live Scan fingerprint processing reimbursement for application for, renewals of, or upgrading to Assistant, Associate Teacher, and Teacher Permit. Download your form to apply for this permit stipend at CDTC’s website.
This is a list of available and approved trainings accepted by Santa Clara County Quality Matters.
Quality Matters Stipend Program
This stipend program is a financial incentive program for early educators working at Quality Matters (QRIS) sites who wish to pursue training or educational opportunities. All of the trainings listed under the stipend program also count for the 21 hours of professional development under Elements 3 and 7.
Element 4: Effective Teacher-Child Interactions
Why is CLASS important?
What to Expect When You Are Observed?
Learn How the CLASS Dimensions and Domains Support One Another
For more videos on CLASS click here
For free teacher resources, click here
Element 6: Program Environment Rating Scale(s)
PROGRAM ENVIRONMENT IDEAS
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ENVIRONMENT RATING SCALES TOOLS
Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS-R)
The Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale-Revised: A thorough revision of the FDCRS, designed to assess family child care programs. It is used for all children of all ages in family child care settings. Total scale consists of 38 items. (Also available in Spanish).
Updated Notes for Clarification page for FCCERS-R (Available in Spanish)
Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-R)
The Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised: A thorough revision of the ITERS, designed to assess group programs for children from birth to 30 months of age.
Updated Notes for Clarification page for ITERS-R (Available in Spanish)
ENVIRONMENT RATING SCALES INSTITUTE
Environment Rating Scales Institute (ERSI)
ERSI offers information about Environment Rating Scales tools, including ECERS-R, ITERS-R, FCCERS-R. They also offer online trainings for $149.00 and discounts for groups as few as five participants.
OTHER FREE RESOURCES
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