Early Educator Resources to Share /
Recursos para compartir con los 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.
- Ready to Schedule a Vaccination Appointment / Listo/a para programar una cita de vacunación:
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.
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.
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.
- Using Gender Inclusive Language with Children and Families-7 Tips
- Practical Guidance for Teachers: Supporting the Families of Gender Nonconforming Children (NAEYC)
- Trans Awareness Week Blog (McCormick Center)
Cómo apoyar a estudiantes transgénero en el aula: Este guía breve presenta temas importantes para la población transgénero incluyendo: la comprensión de la identidad de género, problemas que manejan en varios ámbitos, y estrategias que se necesitan para desarrollar un ambiente inclusivo.
Early Childhood: Learning About Gender Identity Booklist: This incredible list, from Social Justice Books, provides a wide array of stories to support discussions about gender identity with young children.
Classroom Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- How to Support Young Learners in Racially Diverse Classrooms (Edutopia)
- Talking to Children About Race and Racism (Head Start): Explore these tips and resources, for families and staff, that address how young children learn about race and ways to talk to children to help them have open and healthy conversations, at all ages.
- Teaching Differences and Similarities to Children: Quality Start LA’s Me and My Friends e-book was created to help guide conversations about diversity and inclusion.
- Colours of Us-Multicultural Children’s Booklists: Colours of Us has created booklists for all ages (infant/toddler-high school) that highlight African, Asian, and Hispanic cultures, among others.
- The Culture and Diversity Booklist (SEAL): For children to feel affirmed and visible at school, it is crucial that their identities and experiences be reflected in the stories read in the classroom and made available in the classroom. Books included on this list focus on Culture/Heritage, Multiracial/Mixed Identity, Bilingual and Dual Language Learner Experience, Immigration Experience or Uprooting, Economic Hardship, Family Background and Structure. and Gender Roles.
- Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books: This guide from, Teaching for Change, offers valuable tips for educators to help choose books that authentically represent the lives of the children and families they serve, as well as other communities and cultures.
- Click here for a wide array of Early Childhood Anti-Bias Education Booklists (i.e. Gender Identity, families, disabilities, and more)
Dual Language Learners
Supporting Multilingual Students in the Early Grades : Five ways teachers can celebrate and extend the linguistic expertise of young students who speak two or more languages. (Edutopia)
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 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.
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)
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.
- Click here: Workforce Pathways LA Application Instructions
- Log in to the CA ECE Workforce Registry to complete your application
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
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
- How and when to use the QSLA logo
- 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