Raising Quality! is a quality rating and improvement system
for early care and education programs in San Joaquin County.
Raising Quality! is funded by quality initiatives
and coordinated by First 5 San Joaquin.


Research shows that children who attend high quality care and
education programs are better prepared — academically, emotionally,
and developmentally — to enter school, ready to learn. Early care and
education programs give children the foundation for future success!


Programs participating in Raising Quality! are evaluated based on
factors that influence children's healthy development...


For Partners

Raising Quality! partners (participants) have shown that they are dedicated to providing quality child care and education. They are committed to making their programs even better by seeking continuing education and professional development.  Find out more about Raising Quality! partners in our community.

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For Caregivers
     & Educators

Raising Quality! is open to licensed child care programs serving children ages 0 to 5 that are committed to making their programs even better. Participants (partners) are eligible for:

  • Training
  • Scholarships for professional development
  • Quality awards
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For Parents

The first five years of a child’s life are critical, laying the foundation for future success in school and life. Raising Quality! helps San Joaquin County parents find high quality child care and early learning opportunities that will unlock a lifetime of learning for their young children. Raising Quality! empowers parents to make well informed decisions about the quality of care their children receive.

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