Providers - please visit our Facebook page

for the latest updates, information, and resources for COVID-19.

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

Participation Form - Sign up here!


Quality Improvement Plan


Incentive Guidelines

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 Growith

Caring Conversations

Friday, May 6

Celebrate Provider Appreciation Day! Make a shift in how we care for ourselves and others. Dinner provided.


It Might Get Messy

Provider Workshop

Thursday, May 19


Family, Friend & Neighbor 'Busy Bags' Curbside Pick-up

Wednesday, May 25

Dual Language Learner Professional Development Opportunity for Child Care Providers

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


Bloom EduCare

Sara Dentone

Community Christian Preschool


Firefly Family Daycare

Christina Blum

Gold Star Preschool 

Michelle Loffswold 

Grow from the STEM       

Alyshia Drake        


Irma's Daycare   

Little Oak Learning Center


Literacy on the Move                

Tassie Earnest

McQuiston Family Child Care     

Sheri McQuiston


Monarch Montessori      

The Cat and the Fiddle Daycare


Nexus Youth & Family Services  

Camanche & Upcountry School Readiness Program 


Ray of Sunshine Childcare


Sunny Hill Daycare

Jamie Wedge  


Toddler Playgroups   

Heather Hall