Read from the Start

  • Read from the Start

    Read from the Start – Quality Start LA has teamed up with the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) System, the LA County Library System,  the Pasadena Public Library, and Sesame Street in Communities to bring you “Read from the Start.” Each month, QSLA and your local library systems will work together to develop a themed booklist, reading tips, and family activities all designed for […]

  • How Bias Impacts Our Relationships with Children and Families

    Article Table of Contents Key Terms How Biases and Anti-Bias Efforts Show up in the Early Learning World Doing the Inner Work as Humans and Early Educators Planting the Seed: Begining Anti-Bias Practices for Our Programs This is the first article of our new series in partnership with PEACH: “Using Anti-Bias & Anti-Racist Practices to Support […]

  • Read from the Start – October 2022

    Read from the Start – Quality Start LA has teamed up with the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) System, the LA County Library (LACL) System,  the Pasadena Public Library, and Sesame Street in Communities to bring you “Read from the Start.” Each month, QSLA and your local library systems will work together to develop a themed booklist, reading tips, and family activities all designed […]

  • Strengthening Families During Times of Crisis

    Working with children and families means that, at any given time, at least one, usually more, are experiencing a crisis situation. Whether families experience the unexpected loss of employment, a sudden sickness in the family, or have to shift into quarantine during an international pandemic, they are constantly needing to adapt to and navigate these […]

  • Read from the Start Archive

    Read from the Start – Quality Start LA has teamed up with the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) System ,the LA County Library (LACL) System and the Pasadena Public Library (PPL) System to bring you “Read from the Start.” Each month, QSLA and your local library systems will work together to develop a themed booklist, […]

  • QSLA’s Latest Family Engagement Tip

    Did you know that a child with an involved father or father-figure is more likely to do better in their education? Studies show their presence can lead to an increase of nearly ½ a year of academic learning over children with less involved fathers! As our culture shifts perspectives and better recognizes the value of […]

  • Creating more mindful family Engagement Practices

    As we start out this new year, we find ourselves worn out from the emotional toll that 2020 brought. A pandemic, financial challenges, social distancing, a difficult election, a racial reckoning – it was a hard year to say the least. However, in spite of, or possibly as a result of, the challenges, many positive […]

  • Tips to Improve Your Classroom Environment

    Children are always learning and adapting to the world around them. It is no surprise that research suggests that children’s physical environment can greatly impact their health and wellbeing. QSLA helps early childhood education programs structure their daily schedules and classroom environments. Optimizing the environment improves how children interact with the space, furnishings, learning materials, […]

  • Tips for Childcare Providers

    Teaching Differences and Similarities to Children Young children have a lot to learn about the world and every interaction helps them better understand their place in it. As an early learning provider, you are present during critical moments when children are making new friendships and making sense of differences and similarities between people. These experiences […]

  • Child Care Providers’ VERY IMPORTANT Role in Early Intervention

    As an early learning and care provider, you know that all children develop a different rates, but did you know that 1 in 6 children will face a developmental delay? It is important to act early if there are signs of a potential development delay because early treatment is extremely important. Unfortunately, most children with […]