The Consortium for Early Learning Services has received over 400 applications for Child Care Relief funding. Any applications received after 5:00 p.m. November 6th will be waitlisted for consideration if any funds remain after the initial review and approval. For more information, please visit www.First5Riverside.org.

Why High Quality Early Learning Matters

Children’s learning experiences during their first 5 years of life are critical to their development. These early experiences have long-lasting effects. Research shows that high quality early learning programs not only prepare children for kindergarten, they can also increase the likelihood of a child graduating from high school and having a successful career.

What Is Quality Start Riverside County?

Quality Start Riverside County raises the quality of early learning programs by using evidence-based quality measures and professional development supports. Quality Start brings together early educators, families, and community partners for the common purpose of giving every child in Riverside County the chance to reach his or her full potential. Learn more.