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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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20th Annual Early Years Conference

Join us for the 20th Annual Early Years Conference where we will celebrate your personal learning journey and commitment to continuous improvement in early childhood education. 

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SOUL infant and toddler center

SOUL Infant and Toddler Center offers state-subsidized child care from birth to 3 years old. Learn more about eligibility requirements and fees for 2021-22 and 2022-23.

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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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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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Learn Well Stipend

The Learn Well stipend is intended to promote the investments of additional time outside of the typical workday, made to improve quality, and promote professional growth, by offering a stipend for additional time investments.

Visit the Learn Well Stipend webpage to apply

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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contact us

Stay up to date on events, notices, and announcements within the field of Early Education by subscribing to our bi-monthly newsletter, SDQPI Updates. Email Kelly Slocum to be added to our mailing list.

Kelly Slocum

Administrative Assistant III
Linda Vista Campus