Sonoma County Office of Education

Child Care Planning Council

CARES Quality Counts Program Participant Information

Sonoma CARES Quality Counts is a professional development program designed to improve the quality of early learning programs. Check out the What's New section for updated information on the CARES program.


CARES Quality Counts is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 program year on a first-come, first-served basis.

CARES Quality Counts will be limited to the first 140 applicants! Priority will be given to educators working in sites that are participating in the QIRS Quality Counts Program. In order to be considered for the program follow the steps below.

  1. To apply: Submit the required CARES Quality Counts Online Application: English | Spanish
  2. Submit a completed W-9 form: English | Spanish
  3. Information Releases: SRJC | SSU
  4. After we receive each application, we will be contacting participants who have been identified as working for a state subsidized program letting them know that they must register for a workforce ID*

* If you are identified as needing to register for a workforce ID, you must do so before you will be admitted into the program.

Applications will not be considered for enrollment until a completed W-9 form and CDE Confidential Profile has been submitted. Completed documents can be emailed to kmoore@scoe.org, faxed to 707-524-2666 or mailed to 5340 Skylane Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403.


What's New

The stipend structure for the 2017-2018 Program have changed as follows:

  • $100 per unit for all ECE units
  • $200 per unit for GE, ESL, or Basic Skills units
  • $300 per unit for BA level classes completed when enrolled in a BA program
  • $500 degree attainment bonus
  • $2,000 stipend maximum

Participants will only be required to meet with an advisor ONCE per program year anytime during Summer, Fall and Springs semesters between 7/1/17 and 6/30/18

Resources

CARES Program Booklet English | Spanish

Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) | Link

Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) | Link

Tips for Accessing Tutoring Services | English & Spanish

Tobacco Cessation Resources | English | Spanish


Contacts

Sonoma CARES Quality Counts Staff
Susy Marrón, Child Care Planning Council Coordinator | (707) 524-2639
Kaye Moore, CCPC Program Assistant | 707-524-2658


The Sonoma CARES Quality Counts program incorporates funding from First 5 Sonoma County and the California Department of Education’s Staff Retention Program (AB 212).