Quality Matters

Quality Matters is Contra Costa County’s site-based program that supports child care providers to offer the best quality early care and education possible to children 0-5 years of age.

Any child care provider in the county–from large centers to license-exempt providers to family child care providers–can join the program to receive training, coaching, support and advice at no-cost to them. Each early learning program will work with coaches and other experts to develop quality improvement goals specifically for their program. Programs can receive no-cost assessments of their program quality to help inform their quality improvement planning.

Currently, more than 150 child care programs in the county actively participate in Quality Matters.  Most of these programs are located in low-income communities or serve children with high needs, although any program is encouraged to participate.

Quality Matters is a collaboration between First 5 Contra Costa, the Contra Costa County Office of Education, and CocoKids, and is the county’s Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) program.

How can I learn more?

Early learning educators working in Contra Costa County can learn more about the program by visiting the Quality Matters website.

If you are interested in joining Quality Matters, contact Kimberly Nguyen at kimberly.nguyen@cocokids.org.