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Providers - please visit our Facebook page

for the latest updates, information, and resources.

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

is a high-quality early care and education program to improve a child's readiness for school and prepares them for success in kindergarten and beyond.


Amador Quality for Kids is for licensed early care and education providers

and is based upon well-defined high-quality standards. It offers support and incentives to assist early care providers in reaching higher levels of quality.

If you are a licensed family child care provider or a preschool center staff/director in Amador County it's easy to sign up!

Give us a call at First 5 Amador to get started, (209) 257-1092.

To learn more about this statewide initiative, visit Quality Counts California.

Relevant Forms and Information

Sign up here!

Participation Form - providers

Participation Form - Family/Friends/Neighbors


Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)

Learning Goals - Family/Friends/Neighbors



Incentive Guidelines - providers

Incentive Guidelines - Family/Friends/Neighbors

Professional Development Tracking

PEER Support


Don't forget that if you are a licensed family child care provider and a participant of 'Quality for Kids,' you will have access to our P.E.E.R. Shannon Puente, who can provide you with additional support and resources... including weekly Zoom peer support meetings! Click HERE for more info.

To get connected with Shannon, please email her at -

To join her private Facebook peer support group for providers, click here -

Upcoming Events

Professional Growth

Messy Play Campaign

Based on the Messy Morning concept, you are invited into a year-long Messy Play campaign! See the attached for more information.

Print the LOG here.

Please follow us on our Facebook page for all the latest updates as well!

More workshops at:

The Resource Connection 

Participating Providers 

Amador State Preschool

Jackson, Ione, Plymouth, Pioneer

A-TCAA Head Start & Early Head Start

Bree Bree's Daycare

Brianne Pendley

The Cat and the Fiddle Daycare

Amanda Radel

Community Christian Preschool

Cottage in the Woods

Aimee Breazeal


Firefly Family Daycare

Christina Blum

First 5 Amador Playgroups   

Heather Hall 

Gold Star Preschool 

Michelle Loffswold 

Grow from the STEM       

Alyshia Drake         

Happy Little Hands

Kristin Smith

Lee Family Daycare

Anna Lee

Little Oak Learning Center

McQuiston Family Child Care     

Sheri McQuiston


Monarch Montessori      

Munchkin Mountain Daycare

Jennifer Uselton


Nexus Youth & Family Services  

Camanche & Upcountry School Readiness Program 


Ray of Sunshine Childcare

Josefina Quezada

Rose Garden Daycare

May Rose


Sunny Hill Daycare

Jamie Wedge  


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