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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.

Provider Profile

Hi! I'm Sara Dentone and I'm a family child care provider in Plymouth. I've provided care in the Plymouth area for over 12 years. I started studying early childhood education years ago through a program called CARES that was similar to the new program, Amador Quality for Kids. I have 40 units of childhood education and many workshop learning hours in my knowledge base.


As a  provider having the knowledge of early childhood development is important not only for providing quality care for kids, but also a valuable tool in helping parents and families to raise their children. 

I appreciate the support of the Quality for Kids program and the resources it 

provides for  child care  providers . 


A few months ago, Sara agreed to allow local FCCERS (Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale) trainees observe and assess her family child care home. As a result of this partnership, these trainees were able to observe Sara's program and important aspects of maintaining a FCCERS-friendly program, and Sara earned a stipend through Amador Quality for Kids. To check out Sara's Facebook page for her family child care business, click the link below...

Bloom EduCare

Upcoming Events

Please stay tuned as we begin planning either on-line or in-person workshops in the near future. Thank you for your patience as we all try to figure out how to best move forward!

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

More workshops at:

The Resource Connection 

Participating Providers 

Amador County Public Health                                         Amador State Preschool

Baby Welcome Wagon                                                          Jackson, Ione, Plymouth, Pioneer

A-TCAA Head Start & Early Head Start                          Bloom EduCare

                                                                                                   Sara Dentone

Community Christian Preschool                                      Firefly Family Daycare

                                                                                                    Christina Blum

Gold Star Preschool                                                            Grow from the STEM

                                                                                                 Alyshia Drake


Irma's Daycare                                                                          Little Oak Learning Center

Michelle Loffswold 


Literacy on the Move                                                              Monarch Montessori

Tassie Earnest

McQuiston Family Child Care                                              Nancy's Lullaby Nursery

Sheri McQuiston                                                                      Nancy Butow

Motherlode Preschool                                                          The Cat and the Fiddle Daycare


Nanna's Night Owls                                                                 Ray of Sunshine Childcare

Diana Tadla

Nexus Youth & Family Services                                         Sunny Hill Daycare

Toddler Playgroups and                                                        Jamie Wedge                                           

Camanche School Readiness Program                                 


Toddler Playgroups                                                               

Ione & Jackson, Heather Hall 

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Mail:  PO Box 815, Jackson, CA 95642

Location:  975 Broadway, Jackson, California

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