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Food For Thought
Food For Thought is a nutrition education curriculum designed to teach preschool children good nutrition and healthy food choices. Nutrition education experiences, recipes, and hands-on activities help children learn concepts in science, math, ...

Raising Quality Together Pathways: Elements 1 - 7
The Raising Quality Together Pathways are a centralized source of all the resources, incentives, and supports aligned with the RQT Matrix to improve and maintain program quality.

Sacramento County Early Learning Roadmap: Prenatal Through Age Eight
"Sacramento County Early Learning Roadmap: Prenatal Through Age Eight" is a guide to help ensure that ALL children in Sacramento County have the same chance to live, learn, and lead healthy lives. The Roadmap is intended to build ...

SCOE Early Head Start Home Based Referral Form
Use this referral form to refer families to the Sacramento County Office of Education Early Head Start Home Based program.

To reach a point level 5 of Child Observation, programs should be using the DRDP 2010 and DRDP Tech at least twice per year to inform curriculum planning.
DRDPtech(c) is CDE’s software system which is designed to allow teachers, program administrators, and other designated staff to access DRDP(c) instruments and conduct DRDP assessments online via the Internet. DRDPtech stores the data entered ...

Core 1: Child Development & School Readiness Resources Element 1: Child Observation
This handout provides information about QRIS Matrix Element 1: Child Observation which includes point levels, guidance and resources that will support programs working to improve their quality in this element. For this element, programs programs ...

Core 1: Child Development and School Readiness Element 2: Developmental and Health Screenings
This handout provides information about QRIS Matrix Element 2: Developmental and Health Screenings which includes point levels, guidance and resources that will support programs working to improve their quality in this element. For this element, ...

Core 2: Teachers and Teaching Element 3: Minimum Qualifications for Lead Teacher/Family Child Care Home
This handout provides information about QRIS Matrix Element 3: Minimum Qualifications for Lead Teacher/Family Child Care Home, which includes point levels, guidance and resources that will support programs working to improve their quality in this ...

Core 3: Program and Environment Element 5: Ratios and Group Size (Centers Only)
This handout provides information about QRIS Matrix Element 5: Ratios and Group Size which includes point levels, guidance and resources that will support programs working to improve their quality in this element. For this element, programs offer ...

Core 3: Program and Environment Element 6: Program Environment Rating Scale
This handout provides information about QRIS Matrix Element 6: Program Environment Rating Scales which includes point levels, guidance and resources that will support programs working to improve their quality in this element. For this element, ...

Core 3: Program and Environment Element 7: DIrector Qualifications (Centers Only)
This handout provides information about QRIS Matrix Element 7: Director Qualifications which includes point levels, guidance and resources that will support programs working to improve their quality in this element. For this element, programs ...

Preschool Bridging Model Plus (PBM Plus) Brochure
The Preschool Bridging Model Plus (PBM Plus) brochure describes the supports and services provided by the PBM Plus program.

Raising Quailty Together QRIS Matrix with Elements and Points
RQT uses the QRIS Matrix to measure seven elements of program quality.

Raising Quality Together College Tuition and Textbook Reimbursements
Program staff who work directly with children on a daily basis at a Step 2 or Step 3 RQT site can enroll in approved, ECE/CD degree pathway college courses and be reimbursed for up to $500 of tuition and/or textbook costs. Students must obtain ...

Raising Quality Together Professional Development Hours Handout
This handout provides guidance related to the professional development requirements identified in Element 3: Early Childhood Educator Qualifications.

Raising Quality Together Professional Learning Calendar 2017-2018
Raising Quality Together coordinates a robust PL calendar with in-person sessions that are scheduled on Saturdays, specially selected to support program staff‘s on-going knowledge and skill acquisition. The session topics are based on the ...

Raising Quality Together Program Steps and Support Descriptions
This document outlines the three Steps of Raising Quality Together participation and describes the program supports available within each Step level.

Raising Quality Together QRIS Matrix Element Handouts
This handout provides guidance about the seven Elements within the QRIS Matrix and includes Element goals, point levels, and resources that support programs working to improve their quality.

Raising Quality Together Quality Improvement Plan
Each program participating in RQT develops a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) to support continuous quality improvement. The QIP is developed by selecting goals based on the seven Elements of quality within the QRIS Matrix. The plan is the ...

Raising Quality Together: Sacramento County's Quality Rating and Improvement System 2017 Tier Ratings
Raising Quality Together (RQT): Sacramento County's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is a systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early learning programs. Over 200 centers and family child care ...