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Showcasing the importance and impact of early education

Our mission is to provide early intervention, professional development, and foster leadership to ensure every child has equitable access to high-quality early education by supporting the individual needs of children, families, and early learning and care settings that result in sustainable changes.

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hope infant family support

The HOPE Infant Family Support Program partners with families of infants and toddlers, birth to 3 years old, with disabilities, to design individualized, innovative, and responsive services that embrace each family's culture, strengths and priorities.

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san diego quality preschool initiative

The San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (SDQPI) is a measurable, quality improvement system that provides support to early learning and care providers working with children from birth to age 5 in a variety of settings.

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Home Visitor Support Program

The Home Visitor Support Program supports educators who visit the home to assist families and other primary caregivers in bonding, learning about community resources, encouraging healthy child development, and positive parenting.

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Little Schoolhouse Child Development Center

Little School Child Development Center offers state-subsidized child care from birth to 4 years old.

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Early Education Stipends

Learn about the various stipends offered, eligibility requirements, and application information.

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Early Years Conference

Join us for the 21st Annual Early Years Conference to be held on March 15 and 16, where we will celebrate your personal learning journey and commitment to continuous improvement in early childhood education. 

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Community College Tuition Partnership Program

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) has partnered with community colleges across San Diego County to offer funding to cover costs associated with tuition, technology, books, advisement, and other resources necessary for ECE workforce members to complete coursework leading to permit and/or degree attainment.

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Local Planning COuncil

The San Diego County Child Care and Development Local Planning Council (LPC) plans, advises, and collaborates to strengthen early learning and care programs and services. The LPC's highest priority is to promote equitable access to high-quality early learning and care.

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Early Childhood Inclusive Practices Certificate Course

The Early Childhood Inclusive Practices Certificate was designed and built by experts in the field to prepare early learning and care professionals working in centers, family child care, and special education programs to address the complexities of caring for and educating young children with a variety of physical, learning, and social needs including those children with identified disabilities.

ECIP Stipend Eligibility Criteria

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Kelly Slocum

Administrative Assistant III
Linda Vista Campus