FIRST 5 is working locally to increase the number of low-income children in high-quality preschool programs, through the use of CSPP QRIS Block Grant funds.
The block grant is aimed at raising the quality of California State Preschool Programs (CSPP) in Santa Clara County by providing additional quality improvement supports and incentives which include:
- Quality improvement grants and awards
- Funding for staff release time to attend professional development classes
- Participating in the CARES Program
- Coaching and mentoring
- Training, and onsite support for comprehensive behavioral and developmental screenings