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San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative

The San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI) is a measurable, large-scale, quality improvement system that provides customized support to professionals working with children from birth to age 5 who are interested in creating optimal learning experiences for children. All sites receive a Quality Tier Rating from 1 to 5. Tiers 4 and 5 are considered High Quality.

QPI aligns with the California Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and is primarily funded by First 5 San Diego with priority participation focused on high-needs preschool settings. Additional grants from the California Department of Education (CDE) and local foundations provide financial support for the expansion of QPI to sites serving infants and toddlers, and family child-care homes. Private early-care and education centers may access QPI for a fee.

Visit for additional information about QPI; and to find participating preschools, infant/toddler centers, and family child care homes near you.

For information about professional development opportunities being offered by QPI, visit our Professional Development page.

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