Resources for Early Educators/Recursos para educadores de la primera infancia

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NEW! Vaccination Information for Los Angeles County Education and Childcare: Early education providers, including all staff that work at early education centers (i.e. educators and administrators, office, janitorial, kitchen staff, etc.), Family Child Care owners and staff,  and license exempt providers are now eligible for the COVID 19 Vaccine.  Click here for details on who is eligible to get vaccinated and what documentation is required.  

Coronavirus Resources for Early Educators: View the list of resources available for early educators to support on-going learning during Coronavirus closures.


Child Care Heroes website:  This website has information on the LA County COVID-19 guidance for safe operations during COVID-19. It also shows best practices for using the guidance and photos from early education programs like yours.

Héroes del Cuidado Infantil (Child Care Heroes):  Este sitio web tiene información sobre la guía y orientación del condado de Los Ángeles para el funcionamiento seguro durante COVID-19. También muestra las mejores prácticas para utilizar la guía y fotografías de programas de educación infantil como el suyo.

Public Counsel and QSLA Webinar Recording:” Providing Child Care in the COVID Era”: Did you miss our incredible webinar with Public Counsel?  If so, you can now check out the recording to learn more about creating COVID related policies for your child care center or family child care program to keep your staff and families safe.  Click the resource links below to access the Parent-Provider Contract referenced during the webinar.

Sample English Parent Provider Contract with COVID Provisions  by Public Counsel (Updated Jan. 2021):

The contract at the link above is a sample, not a model; it may contain provisions that are not appropriate for certain providers, and it may not contain others that your program requires.  You should modify it and/or adapt it for your own use after a review of your specific program and methods of operation.  For example, if any parents of children in your care are enrolled in any type of subsidy program, you may need to include additional provisions.  When you settle on the version that seems best for you, you should ask a lawyer to review your contract before using it with any parents.  For qualifying providers, Public Counsel’s ECE Law Unit’s attorneys can either review your contract for you, or find an attorney to do so for you at no charge.

Please contact Public Counsel at 213-385-2977, ext.300.

Muestra de contrato de proveedor de padres en español con disposiciones de COVID: Public Counsel (actualizado enero 2021):

El contrato que sigue es una muestra, no un modelo; puede tener provisiones que no son apropiadas por ciertas proveedoras, y puede ser que no contenga otras las cuales su programa requiere. Usted debe de modificarlo y/o adaptarlo para su propio uso después de revisar su programa particular y sus métodos de operación. Por ejemplo, si los padres de un niño bajo su cuidado están inscritos en un programa de subsidio gubermental, tal vez usted necesite incluir provisiones adicionales. Cuando llegue a una versión que le convenga más, usted debe de pedirle a un abogado que le revise su contrato antes de utilizarlo con cualesquiera padres. Para proveedoras que califican, Public Counsel puede revisar su contrato o encontrarle un abogado que lo pueda hacer sin ningún cobro. 

Por favor llame al ECE Law Project Unit Intake line a: 213-385-2977 ext. 300.

Introduction to Ratings: A brief introduction to the QRIS Matrix, CLASS, and ERS to help you understand QSLA assessments

Professional Development Overview: Introduces the trainings available for providers

QSLA Fact Sheet: Provides simple information about QSLA

QSLA’s Diversity and Equity Statement

Declaración de Diversidad y Equidad 

Gender Identity

Classroom Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dual Language Learners

QSLA Talking Points for Families: Provides common messaging for providers to use while communicating with families about QSLA

Virtual Storytime from your Local Libraries / Tiempo de cuentos virtual para programas de aprendizaje temprano: QSLA and our LA Public Library (LAPL) and Pasadena Public Library partners are excited to announce our new collaboration: Virtual Storytime, hosted just for YOU by your local LA Public and Pasadena Public Library systems! Click the link for more info and to set up your Virtual Storytime today!

Family Education Flyer: An overview of QSLA’s trainings dedicated to parent engagement

QSLA’s Monthly Family Engagement Tip: Learn strategies to enhance family engagement at your program, and view previous months’ tips.

Consejo de compromiso familiar en español: Aprenda estrategias para mejorar la participación familiar en su programa y vea los consejos de los meses anteriores.

QSLA’s Lunch & Learn Webinars: At these 1 hour webinars, providers discuss and share ideas around our monthly Family Engagement Tip articles. 

Almuerzo y aprendizaje seminarios web de QSLA: En estos seminarios web de 1 hora, proveedores discuten y comparten ideas sobre nuestros consejos mensuales de compromiso familiar.

Talk. Read. Sing (First 5 CA):  First 5 CA has a variety of resources focused on early language, reading, brain, and motor development.  Resources include activities, downloads, videos and more!

Strengthening Families Protective Factors On-line Trainings (Children’s Trust Fund Alliance): When families have the resources and supports they need, it increases the likelihood that children will grow up to be successful in school and in life.  The Strengthening Families Protective Factors trainings help those working with families to learn about the proactive ways they can support children and families.  

Family Information Brochure: Share this resource with families in your program to orient families to QSLA and get them engaged in the great work you are doing!

Quality Start LA Resources for Families: A collection of tools and useful information for families of young children.

Competencies and Foundations:

California Early Childhood Educator Competencies: The California Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Competencies describe the knowledge, skills and dispositions that early childhood educators need in order to provide high quality care and education to young children and their families. Don’t forget to check out the ECE Competencies video series as well!

California Preschool Learning Foundations: The California Preschool Learning Foundations outline key knowledge and skills that most children can achieve when provided with the kinds of interactions, instruction, and environments that research has shown to promote early learning and development. 

California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations :The purpose of the California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations is to describe research and evidence-based expectations for the way most infants and toddlers make progress in the major domains of social-emotional, language, cognitive, and perceptual and motor development. 

Dual Language Learner Resources:

Dual Language Learner Professional Development (CDE): The California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division (CDE/ELCD) offers the Dual Language Learners Professional Development Program (DLL-PD). State-funded early learning and care programs have access to this opportunity focused on DLL-PD. (PD providers include SEAL, GLAD, Language Learner Project, CPIN, and CSU Channel Islands)

Other Resources

Child Care Providers’ VERY IMPORTANT Role in Early Intervention: Learn how to identify children who might need services and help their families get it for them as early as possible.

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist: Use this checklist to identify the skills you can help children develop in order to prepare them for lifelong learning.

Tips to Improve Your Classroom Environment: Optimizing the environment improves how children interact with the space, furnishings, learning materials, and even their educators.

NEWWorkforce Pathways LA Stipend Program:The Workforce Pathways LA Stipend Program (formerly known as AB212) provides financial incentives to LA County early educators, who work in centers or FCCs where most of the children are subsidized by CDE/ELCD funding, for achieving professional development milestones (i.e. Child Development permit, college coursework/degree, etc.). Deadline for Applications with supporting documents: Friday, December 4th, 2020.

QSLA Provider Discounts: (English/Spanish) Learn about the numerous discounts from our generous early learning vendor partners to help your site maximize its QSLA incentive funds.

NEW: #Childcareheroes Resource Toolkit: This toolkit supports and honors our incredible QSLA #childcareheroes by providing tips and ideas for showcasing the incredible work they to support children and families in pictures, newsletters, social media, and more!  

NUEVO: Kit de Recursos y Herramientas #ChildCareHeroes: ¡Esta caja de herramientas apoya y honra a nuestros increíbles QSLA #heroesdecuidadodeniños por medio de consejos e ideas para mostrar el trabajo increíble que ellos hacen para apoyar a niños y familias en fotos, boletines, redes sociales, y más!”

Social Media Guide: How to use social media to showcase your participation in QSLA, including ideas and tips for posting about QSLA

QSLA Branding Guidelines:

Welcome to Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA)! We are proud of the work your early learning program is doing on behalf of children and families in L.A. County. It is our mission to support you in all your efforts, which also includes aiding in your outreach and communications as a provider enrolled in QSLA.

The QSLA Brand and Messaging Guide gives you information so that all internal and external messaging related to your participation in QSLA are consistent and an outstanding reflection of the work you are doing at your site. In this guide, you will learn

  1. How and when to use the QSLA logo
  2. Messages to support your communication about QSLA and the benefits of quality early learning

QSLA Logos: click the links below to download a .png version of the logo

  1. Color Logo – English tagline
  2. Color Logo – Spanish tagline
  3. Greyscale Logo
  4. Transparent White Logo