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RAISING THE LEVEL
of Quality Early Learning
and Care Programs




High quality in early learning and care gives
children the building blocks for success in life

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FIND RATED PROGRAMS

Find participating preschools, infant/toddler centers and family child care homes in your community. These programs work to maintain best practices to offer high-quality early learning and care.

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JOIN SDQPI

Sign up to become an SDQPI provider and start your journey with our individualized support that maximizes each child’s potential. Also, get access to resources to assist you in your commitment to quality early learning and care.

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RECOGNIZE QUALITY

Watch this short video to learn what early learning and care looks like, where to find it and how SDQPI can help.




THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF HIGH-QUALITY EARLY LEARNING AND CARE
The path to life success is dependent on learning, relationships, physical abiliity, cognitive, behavioral and social emotional learning. The foundation for all these developmental areas start from birth and 90% of a child's brain is developed by age 5. Young children learn wherever they are—home or early learning and care settings—so the quality of those environments matter a great deal.

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WHY QUALITY MATTERS
Young children exposed and who participate in quality early learning and care programs exhibit better language, social emotional interaction skills, behavioral skills, pre-academic skills, cognitive skills and better relationships within society.

SDQPI SUPPORTS YOUNG CHILDREN
AND FAMILIES

SDQPI is a multifaceted resource for families to identify and access early learning and care programs. SDQPI helps providers develop their skills and programs through personalized support from the SDQPI team as well as learn and maintain best practices to offer high-quality learning experiences for children birth to 5.

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Learn about the Quality Preschool Initiative

See a short video to learn about SDQPI:

  • What does early education and care look like?
  • Where do you find it?
  • What is the Quality Preschool Initiative?