Your partner in the early years.

When done right, early learning impacts children’s future success.

San Francisco Quality Connections provides a framework, standards, and quality improvement supports for early learning programs. It creates a powerful professional development path for early educators, helping them continually assess and improve the quality of their services so they have the knowledge and skills to give children high quality early learning experiences.

Quality Connections supports high quality early learning that prepares children for all future learning

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Early Childhood Educators

 participate in professional development activities

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Children birth to 5

are served in classrooms participating in Quality Connections

About Quality Connections

We support the extraordinary passion, skill, and expertise of early educators to give children the right mix of early academic and social skills to do well throughout their education.

San Francisco Quality Connections is committed to supporting all children, families, and schools to succeed. Quality Connections supports educators to reflect on strengths and challenges and to focus on areas that will systematically improve quality and correct inequities.

The Quality Connections Coaching Process

By providing a framework, standards, and quality improvement supports for early learning programs, Quality Connections creates a powerful professional development path for early educators. We provide targeted coaching and training to help participating providers continually assess and improve the quality of their services.

Initial Stage
Receive orientation to services, review and sign coaching agreement, and plan observation and reflection visits.
Planning Stage
Develop a strength and needs assessment, review assessment reports, and create a Quality Improvement Plan.
Implementation
Implement the Quality Improvement Plan, conduct observation and reflection, provide feedback, document progress, and outline next steps.
Closing Stage
Reflect on progress, summarize major accomplishments, and provide feedback on services received.

More Information for
Families and Educators

Visit the Quality Connections website for more details on the initiative and resources for early educators.