By Times Herald Staff
A rating system designed to monitor and improve the early education of Solano County children is now in effect.
The program, known as the Solano Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), was created by The Solano County Office of Education, First 5 Solano and additional community partners, according to a news release.
The system assists pre-kindergarten care providers with implementing standards of quality and informing parents of the elements and outcomes of quality education.
This is achieved through on-site coaching, technical assistance, professional development and observation.
The Solano QRIS also enables providers to offer program incentives and ongoing support to families.
Source: Pre-K education rating system enacted in Solano County
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.
Source: County’s early childhood ed programs get financial boost