What is a Quality Counts Humboldt Rating?
Participation in Quality Counts Humboldt is voluntary. All programs and providers rated by Quality Counts Humboldt have demonstrated a commitment to quality and compliance with California’s Child Care Licensing (CCL) requirements. The following is a brief summary of what each quality level indicates. Programs and providers mastering or exceeding high quality standards receive recognition through Quality Counts Humboldt.
How are the Quality Counts Ratings Calculated?
An Early Childhood Program's overall quality rating is the result of the program’s demonstrated ability to meet Quality Counts Humboldt’s criteria at the time of rating. This criteria was established by the California Department of Education and the rating is a measurement of quality that is based on a program’s combined score in each of the areas outlined below:
• Licensing Compliance: In good standing with CA Community Care Licensing and related regulations
• Child Observation & Assessment: Evidence-based child growth and development assessment are
used to provide appropriate and individualized learning and care.
• Child Health & Developmental Screening: Works to ensure that all children are healthy and meeting
developmental milestones through the use of valid and reliable screening tools.
• Teacher-Child Interactions: Addresses the quality of teacher-child interactions and classroom experiences.
• Program Environment: Assesses the appropriateness of the materials, activates, care giving routines, and
Ratings provide parents with an inside look at a program’s overall performance within the Quality Counts Humboldt rating criteria.There are five possible ratings that a Quality Counts Humboldt participating program can receive:
Participating Programs in Quality Counts Humboldt
Name Type City Rating
Alice Birney State Preschool Center Eureka Mastering Quality
Arcata Preschool & Head Start Center Arcata Mastering Quality
Blue Lake Preschool Center Blue Lake Exceeding Quality
CR Child Development Center Center Eureka Exceeding Quality
Fortuna Preschool & Head Start Center Fortuna Mastering Quality
Lafayette Preschool Center Eureka Mastering Quality
Morris State Preschool Center McKinleyville Mastering Quality
Winzler Children’s Center Center Eureka Mastering Quality
Family Child Care Home
Ana Tejeda Family Child Care Home FCCH Eureka Mastering Quality
Bertha Maldonado Family Child Care Home FCCH Fortuna Mastering Quality
Leovigilda Lopez Family Child Care Home FCCH Fortuna Mastering Quality
Maria Herrera Family Child Care Home FCCH Fortuna Implementing Quality
Morgan Kelley Family Child Care Home FCCH Willow Creek Exceeding Quality
Nina Surbaugh Family Child Care Home FCCH McKinleyville Mastering Quality
Rosa Sanchez Family Child Care Home FCCH Eureka Mastering Quality
Tami Evans Family Child Care Home FCCH McKinleyville Exceeding Quality