Quality Counts, Sonoma County’s Quality Improvement Rating System, is a 5-Tier rating system that rates the quality of your child’s program.
Participating programs receive onsite coaching, external assessments, and professional development.
Quality Counts is an emerging program and services are limited and due to cost, not all early education programs are able to participate.
Quality Counts is about continuous quality improvement. The standards are high, and reaching the quality levels is often a long-term process for child care and preschool programs. Those achieving ratings in the quality levels have met these standards, and all programs enrolled in Quality Counts are committed to making improvements that help prepare kids for school and life.It’s also important to keep in mind that ratings are just one of several factors to consider in finding the right child care or preschool program for your family’s needs. Choosing the best program is a personal decision based on a family's unique needs. What is right for one may not be the best choice for another.
If you would like to find out more about Quality Counts, visit https://www.scoe.org/pub/htdocs/quality-counts.html or call First 5 Sonoma County at 707.522.2022.
|Tier 5||Demonstrates quality across all elements|
|Tier 4||Demonstrates quality across almost all elements|
|Tier 3||Demonstrates quality across several elements|
|Tier 2||Demonstrates quality across some elements|
|Tier 1||Meets state licensing and is participating in Quality Counts|
|No Rating||Meets state licensing and has applied to Quality Counts|