FIRST 5 Santa Clara County uses an integrated comprehensive systems approach to create a pathway to high quality early care and education settings. Early education programs operate within interconnected social systems. Collectively, they impact the healthy development of children, their families, educators, and our community partners.
Quality Matters…a Strong START for kids
is Santa Clara County’s local quality rating and improvement system committed to giving early educators access to information, resources, and opportunities to provide the best care to children and families in Santa Clara County.
Universal Access Pilot/Project/Program
In April 2018, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved the launch of the Universal Access Pilot, now the Universal Access Project/Program (UAP), through the Santa Clara County Office of Cultural Competency, Office of the County Executive.