The purpose of Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is to create a system that partners with licensed early learning providers in LA County, centers and family child care homes, to build upon and improve the quality of care and learning they provide to children ages birth to five.
QSLA supports early learning providers through two quality improvement (coaching) models:
- Fundamental Model
- Comprehensive Model
QSLA’s coaching takes a strengths-based approach and is built upon Practice-Based Coaching, Reflective Practice, and Servant Leadership strategies that support early learning professionals in their program and career development.
There are a variety of early care and education programs and settings in which teachers and early childhood educators work. QSLA believes that no two sites, nor any coaching relationships, are alike. Each early childhood educator and coach create a unique relationship that builds upon their strengths. Coaches work with early educators and program leaders to identify and support their individual quality improvement goals to help them take the next step in their early education journey.
All sites participate voluntarily in one of the two models and eligibility is based on the site’s funding.