→ We’re now accepting NEW participants for Quality Matters 2017-2018.
More than 110 licensed child care programs in Contra Costa County are participating in Quality Matters, our rating and improvement system that supports and incentivizes early learning programs to offer the best care possible. Programs are rated every two years on their level of quality and receive training, coaching, and incentives to raise or maintain their ratings. Family child care, private centers, and publicly funded centers participate.
Quality Matters builds on our 15-year history of improving early learning quality, particularly for the county’s most vulnerable children. Our partners on Quality Matters include the Contra Costa County Office of Education, the Local Planning & Advisory Council for Early Care and Education (LPC), CocoKids, and Contra Costa, Diablo Valley, and Los Medanos Community Colleges.