Resources for parents

Evaluation Tools 

1.) www.healthychildcare.org

This is the Academy of Pediatrics website that discusses issues surrounding childcare initiatives and parent education.

2.) ecers.sdcoe.net/overview.html

This is a website that explains the ECERS evaluation tool. This is what tests the quality of the early childhood environment.

3.) www.teachstone.com

This is the website that explains the CLASS evaluation tool. We are tested in each classroom using this tool. It measures the personal interactions between the child and the teacher in several categories.

In preschool, more effective teacher-child interactions are associated with higher scores in vocabulary and math, key skills for children about to enter kindergarten (Mashburn et al., 2008).

First 5 and Quality Preschool Initiative


1.) www.first5sandiego.org

First 5 is the parent organization of the Quality Preschool Initiative. They were given $50 Million to invest into high quality preschools (Like ours!) with the goal of reducing the school readiness gap in San Diego. What may this mean for you if you qualify? Free preschool at the best preschool in San Diego! 

2.) www.first5sandiego.org/quality-preschool-initiative

All Quality Preschool Initiative preschool programs are selected based on their ability to meet many key components of high-quality which are evaluated through a comprehensive review process. Only the best quality preschools qualify (That's us)!

Financial Aid & Scholarship Programs


1.) www.childcaresandiego.com

This is a website that helps connect you as a parent to resources if you need help paying for childcare.

2.) Children's Paradise Scholarships

Children's Paradise scholarships - You can apply for a scholarship at any Children's Paradise Preschool location.

3.) www.cdss.ca.gov/calworks/

CalWORKs" is a welfare program that gives cash aid and services to eligible needy California families. The program serves all 58 counties in the state and is operated locally by county welfare departments.

3.) CDA

Info coming soon!

3.) YMCA

Info coming soon!

Other Resources

1.) www.pitc.org

The Program for Infant / Toddler Care Organization's website has really great resources and information for parents about their younglings (From ages 0-3).

2.) www.lovetalkplay.org

The "Love, Talk, Play Campaign" website is a great resource for parents of young babies and toddlers. Quoted from their website, "Parents and experts agree that babies and toddlers need lots of love, talk and play to grow and learn. Use this site to learn more about why love, talk and play are important and get ideas for how you can add more love, talk and play into your daily routine with your child."

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