By Richard Bammer
Early childhood education recently got a financial boost late last month, good news for educators who teach infants and toddlers.
The California Department of Education awarded a $146,000 block grant to Solano County Office of Education and the Infant/Toddler Quality Rating and Improvement System, or QRIS.
The money will be used to provide training, technical assistance and resources to help infant and toddler early care and learning providers meet high quality standards, Lisette Estrella-Henderson, SCOC associate superintendent, wrote in a press release.
She said the QRIS Consortium is a collaboration between various early learning partners including, but not limited to, the Solano First 5 Commission, the Children’s Network, the Solano Family and Children’s Services, Solano Community College, and Child Development Centers Inc.