We congratulate these early care and education providers for piloting Contra Costa’s child care Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). These programs are pioneering challenging yet vital work to ensure Contra Costa’s children receive high-quality child care.

There are four ratings a program can receive:

APPROACHING Quality Standards
IMPLEMENTING Quality Standards
MASTERING High Quality Standards
EXCEEDING High Quality Standards

Programs were rated on elements including child observation and curriculum planning, children’s developmental and health screening, teacher education level, teacher-child relationships, and environment. The final ratings represent the average across all elements.

The ratings listed below are each site’s first rating. All programs are participating in professional development trainings, site quality improvements, and educational advancements designed to improve quality. These sites will be re-rated in 2017. Click on a site’s name to see their rating for each element.

QRIS cohort II

Site Program Name Program Rating
Angels Montessori Preschool Exceeding High Quality Standards
Busy Bees Childcare Implementing Quality Standards
CSB – Balboa Mastering High Quality Standards
CSB – Crescent Park Children’s Center Mastering High Quality Standards
CSB – Las Deltas Mastering High Quality Standards
CSB – Los Arboles Exceeding High Quality Standards
De Colores FCC & PreK Mastering High Quality Standards
First Baptist Head Start – East Leland Implementing Quality Standards
First Baptist Head Start – Lido Square Mastering High Quality Standards
First Baptist Head Start – Odessa Implementing Quality Standards
First Baptist Head Start – Woods Manor Mastering High Quality Standards
Gigi’s Precious Hearts Daycare Approaching Quality Standards
Home Away From Home Implementing Quality Standards
Hummingbird Preschool Academy Approaching Quality Standards
Kinder College Preschool-Childcare Approaching Quality Standards
King’s Kids Academy Implementing Quality Standards
Little Darling Angels Academy Implementing Quality Standards
Martinez Early Childhood Center Mastering High Quality Standards
MDUSD – Hidden Valley PreK Mastering High Quality Standards
MDUSD – Shores Acres School Readiness PreK Mastering High Quality Standards
New Beginnings Childcare Approaching Quality Standards
Pearlite Montessori House of Children Mastering High Quality Standards
Precious Babies Approaching Quality Standards
Sonja’s Quality Day Care Approaching Quality Standards
Tiny Toes Mastering High Quality Standards
Unity Council – Ceasar Chavez Head Start Mastering High Quality Standards
WCCUSD – Bayview Implementing Quality Standards
WCCUSD – Chavez Implementing Quality Standards
WCCUSD – Grant Mastering High‐Quality Standards
WCCUSD – Highland Mastering High Quality Standards
WCCUSD – King Mastering High Quality Standards
WCCUSD – Lincoln Mastering High Quality Standards
WCCUSD – Nystrom Mastering High Quality Standards
WCCUSD – Peres Mastering High Quality Standards
Wiley World, LLC Implementing Quality Standards
YMCAEB – 8th Street CDC Implementing Quality Standards