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Interested in taking your program to the next level?

Join Quality Start LA Today!

 Quality Start Los Angeles is enrolling NOW!

NOTE: If you have already submitted an application, you are currently on the waitlist. Please do not submit a new application. Existing QSLA providers DO NOT need to submit a new application to continue participating.

 QSLA coaching and professional development services are being offered virtually, in-person, or through a hybrid approach.

Click here for the NEW Family Child Care Application User Guide!

Have Questions?

Click here for the FCC / Non-CSSP Centers FAQ

Do you already have sites in Quality Start LA and want to enroll more? Click here

Contact QSLA at 855-507-4443 or

Equity and Transparency in Enrollment

Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) has made a commitment to ensure equity across the LA County early learning system. As a result, QSLA has analyzed available data to identify high priority communities in Los Angeles County where QSLA will focus its enrollment efforts. QSLA’s goal is to ensure that its resources and services are focused on the early learning programs and communities that have traditionally received an uneven distribution of, or limited access to, programmatic supports and services.

Although providers in communities not identified as highest priority will have the potential to enroll in QSLA, we are offering priority access to providers in the designated areas first. Remaining slots will be offered to applicants based on the other identified enrollment criteria. To learn more about the criteria we use for enrolling new sites to QSLA, click here*.

Why Enroll in QSLA's NEW Quality Improvement Model?​

One-on-one support from a highly trained program coach. Together, you will develop a customized Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) which maps out your goals for the year, with built-in accountability to help you achieve these goals!

  • Unlimited access to cutting-edge professional development opportunities–offered in English, Spanish, and Chinese!
  • Access to QSLA’s self-paced training series, which includes topics such as:
    • Developmental Screenings
    • Professional Development
    • Effective Teacher-Child Interactions
    • Program Environment
    • Program Leadership
    • Family Engagement
    • Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
    • Mindfulness and Self-care
  • Peer-to-peer learning opportunities, so you can learn alongside and share successes and solutions with fellow early learning providers.
  • Access to resources from our experts, including family and early educator tips and toolkits.
  • Financial incentives, ($600/site, annually), based on grant funding availability
  • A self-assessment to guide the services you’ll receive from QSLA. No formal assessment required.

Click the images below to download the PDF version of these flyers!