Sonoma County Office of Education

Quality Counts

What is Quality Counts for California State Preschool Program (CSPP)?

Quality Counts for CSPP is the Quality Improvement and Rating System (QIRS) for state-funded preschool programs in Sonoma County. Funded by First 5 California and the California Department of Education, Quality Counts for CSPP sites will help improve early care and education in our community by:

All Quality Counts CSPP participants receive the following:

  • Technical assistance from a trained expert in quality early education for sites rated at Tiers 4 and 5
  • One-on-one coaching for unrated sites or sites rated at Tier 3 or below.
  • Access to training and numerous professional development opportunities.
  • Financial support to enhance and maintain high levels of quality.

Who is eligible?

Quality Counts for CSPP is open to licensed CSPP child care programs, serving children 0-5 in Sonoma County. Priority is given to programs that serve at promise children (low-income families, dual-language learners, and/or children with special needs).

*California State Preschool Programs (CSPP) are automatically enrolled in Quality Counts for CSPP and do not need to apply to Quality Counts. Click here if you are not a CSPP site and are interested in other Quality Counts supports such as coaching and professional development.

To view the most Current CSPP Rating, click here.

Contact Quality Counts for CSPP:
Liz DePrimo,, (707) 524-2792

If you are not a CSPP site, contact:

Jerri Leighton,, (707) 544-3077 or

Kathleen Kelley,, (707) 591-0170

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Acronym & Terminology:
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