Childcare Quality System


COVID Guidance on Reopening Childcare  in Mono County

Orientación sobre COVID-19 para Centros de Cuidado de Niños


Childcare Provider Site Ratings 2019

The Childcare Quality System helps childcare programs identify how they are already providing quality early learning and ways they can keep improving. See what Mono County & Alpine County sites rate on the quality scale.

Calificación de Proveedor de Cuidado de Niños de 2019

La Sistema para Mantener en Alta Calidad las Guarderías ayudan a los programas a identificar la forma en que ya están proporcionando un aprendizaje temprano de calidad y las formas en que pueden seguir mejorando. Vea lo que los sitios del Condado de Mono & Alpine en la escala de calidad.


The goal of the Childcare Quality System is to increase the quality of childcare and support family engagement by building a skilled and stable workforce. The Childcare Quality System is open to all licensed childcare sites in Mono and Alpine Counties serving children ages birth to five.

Through the Childcare Quality System and a one-on-one advisor,  a center or family-based childcare provider completes the following annually:

1. 21 hours professional development

2. Creates and implements a Quality Improvement Plan

3. Developmental screenings using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire

4. Maintains knowledge of, or assessment in, standard classroom assessment tools (CLASS–an interaction-based assessment and ERS–the Environmental Rating Scale)

5. Is supported in advancement in the Quality Counts California matrix.

6. Is part of a local support network

Participating programs can choose to receive a public rating. For a description of what ratings mean and a list of ratings and participating sites,  click here for English and here for Spanish.

Providers: click here if you would like to participate in the Childcare Quality System.

Click here for the Mono Alpine Childcare Quality System Plan

♦ Information about the federal and state Quality Rating Improvement System, can be found on the links below:

Quality Counts California     Harvard QRIS Forum     CA Department of Education     EdSource QRIS

This project also assists with becoming a licensed provider. The first step is to take the required online orientations found at the links below:
Family Home Child Care Online Orientation
Child Care Center Online Orientation
Obtaining a Child Development Permit

For more information, please contact:
Annaliesa Calhoun, Childcare Quality System Coordinator, email
PO Box 130, 365 Sierra Park Road, Building M
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
PH: 760-924-7626
FAX: 760-934-8443

To find care with a childcare provider, please contact Mono County’s Resource and Referral agency, Community Connections for Children, through IMACA, at 760-934-3343.