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First 5 IMPACT (Improve and Maximize Programs so All Children Thrive)

California Department of Education

QRIS National Learning Network

Quality Rating & Improvement System Resource Guide

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)

Help Me Grow

Covered San Joaquin

2-1-1 San Joaquin

Head Start


Family Resource and Referral Center (FRRC) 1-800-526-1555
FRRC provides information on child care, child development, and family well-being, including referrals, advocacy, training , and direct services.

Family Resource Network (FRN) 1-800-847-3030
FRN serves families whose children have any type of special need, medical diagnosis, or learning difference. FRN also serves the professionals who work with special needs children.

San Joaquin County Office of Education (209) 468-4800
San Joaquin County Office of Education provides educational leadership, resources, and services to support schools in Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, Manteca, Ripon, Linden, and the rest of the county.

California Early Childhood Online (CECO)
The CECO site provides online training in topics such as Environment Rating Scales (ERS), Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP), Center for the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) and the California Early Learning Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks.  See the tutorial at this site for assistance in registering for training modules.

San Joaquin Delta Community College (209) 954-5151
San Joaquin Delta College is a community college in Stockton, California. It is an accredited two year college that provides undergraduate studies.

University of the Pacific (209) 946-2285
The University of the Pacific ( UOP or Pacific ) is a private university in Stockton, California. In addition to its liberal arts college, and its schools of education, engineering, business, international studies and music, it has three professional graduate schools: the School of Dentistry, the School of Law, and the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Humphreys College (209) 478-0800
Humphreys College is an independent, non-profit Liberal Arts college of higher education with campuses in Modesto and Stockton. It awards certificates, and associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Its Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law awards the juris doctor degree.

The Stockton Scholars and First 5 San Joaquin Scholarship

This reimbursement scholarship is designed for those who are not yet working with children but have recently entered college or returned to college with the intention of working in the early care and education (ECE)  field and choosing ECE as their major or program of study.  This flyer gives more information or you can contact First 5 San Joaquin.

How do I learn more?

Contact First 5 San Joaquin at (209) 953-5437 or email

The Raising Quality! Seal

Raising Quality! Participant Seal

All Raising Quality! participants are able to display the Raising Quality! seal, which demonstrates their commitment to providing quality services.  Ask your child care provider if he or she is participating in Raising Quality!, or look for the Raising Quality! seal.