Quality Counts Alameda Workforce Pathways Program
Funded by the California Department of Social Services and administered in partnership with First 5 Alameda and CalSAC, this QCC Workforce Pathways, represents the first phase in building a more effective statewide Quality Improvement System (QIS) and Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). As the state invests more in quality improvements, including workforce development, it will continue to align and build a stronger system.
A child’s early years are the most critical for forming a strong foundation for their future development and learning. Research demonstrates that professionals working with children from birth through age eight (8) play a crucial role in helping young children develop physically, socially, and emotionally and their work should be grounded in shared knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The purpose of the QCC Workforce Pathways Grant is to support increased learning and healthy development of California’s young children by increasing the number of qualified ELC professionals and increasing the educational credentials, knowledge, and competencies of existing ELC professionals across the state.
Additionally, this grant supports local, regional, or local and regional quality improvement partnerships, consistent with the QCC local consortia, to expand the number of qualified ELC professionals and increase the educational credentials of existing ELC professionals across the state.