Scope of Work

Quality Statement

The Early Childhood Council of Kern believes that a high quality early care and education setting promotes:

Child Development

  • Enhancement of the whole child through physical, social, emotional, intellectual and creative development with respect to a child’s ability and culture;
  • Frequent, positive, warm interactions appropriate to a child’s age and development;
  • Varied learning activities appropriate to a child’s age and development;

Health and Safety

  • Healthy, safe and nurturing environments;
  • Nutritious meals and snacks;
  • Knowledgeable and skilled providers to respond to the needs of each child;

Effective Program Administration

  • On-going communication with families and opportunities for meaningful family involvement;
  • Opportunities for training and support for providers;
  • Implementation of an on-going, systematic evaluation process.



Bylaws 8-17

Public Policy Platform

Platform 2017

Early Childhood Education

Kern Early Stars Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)

Transitional Kindergarten/California State Preschool Program Reimbursement Program

Retention Project AB 212


Kern Council for Social Emotional Learning