Models

Fundamental

The Fundamental Model serves any licensed family child care or center-based program that does not have California State Preschool Program (CSPP) funding.  Below are a variety of resources specific to supporting your participation in Quality Start LA’s Fundamental Model.

Why Quality?: A Closer Look at the ECE Competencies

As an early childhood educator, you know there are countless variables that go into operating a successful ECE program. In this self-paced course, we will help you explore and learn more about each of the 12 California ECE Competencies. Whether you are an experienced early childhood educator, or you are new to the field, this course will provide you with valuable information to guide you on your early education journey, encourage you to reflect on your practices, and help you discover how to more effectively support children and families.   Click here to access your Key Competencies from Why Quality resource!

Course Set-up:
This course is designed to be taken at your own pace, and is best if spaced out over the course of several days. You can expect to cover all twelve competencies, with each module lasting approximately 30-minutes. Upon completing the entire Why Quality? course, you will receive six (6) professional development hours through the California ECE Workforce Registry.

Getting Started:

  • Click this link to access the Why Quality? Training Series on QSLA Connect.
  • If you are already a QSLA Connect user, log in and you’ll be taken straight to the course to get started.
  • If you’re NEW to QSLA Connect:
    • Create a username and password and complete your profile.
    • You’ll be sent a verification e-mail. Click the link in the e-mail to go to the QSLA Dashboard.
    • Click on the Catalog and then click on the Why Quality? course to get started.

What are Peer2Peer Connections?

  • Opportunities for QSLA participants to learn from one another by sharing similar knowledge and experience
  • Safe, open spaces to share ideas and strategies to implement
  • Access to a professional network of early childhood educators
  • A support system of early learning peers and colleagues

What is the format of a Peer2Peer Connection?Peer2Peer Connections are offered in a Cafe style. This is group meeting where people come to share experiences and discuss their thoughts with one another. Cafes are different from trainings in that the Providers are the experts in the room and QSLA coaches are there only to help facilitate conversations.

The 4Cs of Peer2Peer Connections

  • Connection: Opportunities to engage in fun activities for you and other providers to get to know each other.
  • Celebration: Opportunities for you to shine and share your program’s successes.
  • Conversation: Opportunities to discuss topics that matter to you and hear ideas and perspectives from other providers.
  • Community: Opportunities to brainstorm ways to keep in contact with each other outside of the Peer2Peer.

Click here for 4Cs document and Peer2Peer Note-Taking form.

Have Questions? Contact your QSLA Coach for more details on the next Peer2Peer Connection.

If your program does receive California State Preschool Program (CSPP) funding, click here to learn about the Comprehensive Model.