Choosing A High Quality Preschool

California Child Care Resource & Referral Network
Child care resource and referral organizations (R&Rs), located throughout the country, help parents take the guesswork out of choosing care – arming them with referrals and information about the elements of quality care and state licensing requirements, as well as the availability of child care subsidies.

Choosing High-Quality Pre-K: The 3 P’s (PDF)
Assistance in choosing preschool for your child.

RAND’s California Preschool Study
A new study by the RAND Corporation finds that a majority of California’s children are in preschools that fall short on key measures

San Luis Obispo County’s Quality Rating and improvement System (QRIS)
Quality Counts is a collective effort to support quality early learning for all children. It is part of a larger State and National movement, called Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), aimed at recognizing the need for and establishing a common definition of quality in the early learning field that are important for preparing kids for kindergarten.

What is High-Quality Preschool? (PDF)
This policy brief identifies important elements of high-quality early childhood education programs as indicated by research and professional standards.