All of Napa County’s children deserve high-quality early learning opportunities.

There are many factors that parents and caregivers should consider when looking for childcare, including availability, cost and location. Time and time again studies show that quality is the most important consideration because children grow and develop rapidly in their first years of life and learn best in stimulating environments with experienced and well-educated teachers.

California is part of a nationwide effort engaged in improving the quality of early education programs utilizing the Quality Improvement and Rating System (QIRS), which is designed to continually improve the overall quality of early care and education available. Napa County is participating in the statewide QIRS to improve the quality of early education programs in our community.

Quality Counts Napa County enhances early care and education of children from birth to age 5. Early education providers who participate receive support and recognition for implementing research-based practices to provide high-quality environments and experiences for our community’s children.

Please contact Community Resources for Children for more information about Quality Counts.

Judy Nielsen
707-253-0376 ext. 128

Quality Counts Brochure for Providers: English | Spanish
Quality Counts FAQ for Providers: English | Spanish