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Start the Quality Journey Process

When you join SDQPI you will receive resources, educational support and continually improve by learning best practices.

Also, when you join, you:

  • Gain access to local and state resources and supports
  • Continuously improve the quality of your early learning and care program
  • Provide positive outcomes for children and families

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and YMCA Childcare Resource Service (YMCA CRS) have teamed up to create a SDQPI Quality Journey to help you integrate key quality practices into your work, in alignment with guidance from the California Department of Education and Quality Counts California .

Quality Journey Supports Include:

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 No-Cost Quality Journey Orientation [ English ] [ Spanish ]: Learn more about the elements of quality and opportunities to improve in areas that matter most to you and the families you serve.

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 No-Cost Initial One-on-One Consultation: After you've completed an orientation, receive a personal consultation to help you plan quality improvement next steps that work for you.

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 Low-Cost Professional Development Workshops: Register for low-cost workshops on all the key elements of quality using the links on this page. Providers who formally join SDQPI, may attend professional development activities at no charge.

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 No-Cost Individualized Coaching for the Site Leader: As you implement new strategies, an SDQPI coach will come to your program to help you develop or strengthen processes and apply new knowledge. SDQPI coaches also provide longer-term, relationship-based support focused on setting and achieving goals over time, like a sports coach or physical trainer.

Find your path to becoming a high-quality early learning and care provider by contacting us at