RAISING THE LEVEL of Quality Early Learning and Care 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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the Quality Preschool Initiative
See a short video to learn about SDQPI: