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IMPACT Expansion Funding - Letter of Interest

Are you looking for a program that would encourage and support continued program quality improvement?  Is your staff looking for scholarship support to continue their education?  How about annual quality awards that could be used to purchase new materials and supplies for eligible programs?  If these types of program enhancements and supports sound interesting, First 5 San Joaquin has exciting news!

Raising Quality! and First 5 San Joaquin have the opportunity to expand IMPACT (Improve and Maximize Programs so All Children Thrive) funding and are accepting applications for the program.

IMPACT is the continuation of the Raising Quality! Race to the Top work designed to support the quality improvement in early care and education programs.  The current IMPACT funding supports 87 sites.  The expansion funds application will be relative to new programs interested in applying for participation. If your program is interested, please CLICK HERE to  complete Letter of Interest Form and submit to First 5 San Joaquin at sjckids@sjgov.org .  

If you are a current IMPACT participant and know of a program that might be interested in applying, please feel free to share this opportunity with them.  We appreciate your support and partnership.


NEWSLETTER:  Raising Quality! - August 2016

NEWSLETTER: Raising Quality! - June 2016
NEWSLETTER:  Early Childhood Development - March 2016
ARTICLE:  Bill of Rights Needed for Local Children - February 2016
NEWSLETTER:  Raising Quality! - December 2015
ARTICLE:  First 5 Sets Stage for Learning - November 2015
ARTICLE:  Advocates Will Work for "Clear and Continual Progress" Toward Universal Preschool - October 2015
NEWSLETTER:  Raising Quality! - September 2015
ARTICLE:  Early Investment in Kids Ultimately Pays Dividents - June 2015
PRESS RELEASE:  Local Child Care Provider Races to the Top - August 2014
PRESS RELEASE:  Local Child Care Provider Races to the Top - July 2014


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Additional Training/Workshops

 Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Overviews:  August 22, 2017 | October 17, 2017 | December 5, 2017

 Environment Rating Scale (ERS) Overviews:  September 7, 2017 | November 2, 2017

 Call 953-KIDS for information on these overviews.

First 5 San Joaquin - Community Events
Family Resource and Referral Center - County-wide Training System

How do I learn more?

Contact First 5 San Joaquin at (209) 953-5437 or email sjckids@sjgov.org

Raising Quality! Seal

Raising Quality Seal

All Raising Quality! participants are able to display the Raising Quality! seal, which demonstrates their commitment to providing quality services.  Ask your child care provider if he or she is participating in Raising Quality!, or look for the Raising Quality! seal.

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