Welcome to the California Early Learning Quality Improvement System (CAEL QIS)
Please join California’s efforts to improve outcomes for children and reduce California’s school readiness gap by addressing the quality of our early learning and care programs. A broad partnership created the legislation (Senate Bill 1629 Steinberg (PDF) – Chapter 307, Statutes of 2008) that established the Early Learning Quality Improvement System Advisory Committee. Over the next two years, we look forward to working with the Committee members and stakeholders across the State to redesign California’s framework so we are improving the quality of early learning and care programs for children from birth to five years old. Development of the quality improvement system will consider research, policies, program information, and best practices at the national, state, and local levels.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
California Department of Education
Undersecretary of Education
Office of the Secretary of Education
In 2007, Superintendent Jack O'Connell's P-16 council recommended reforming existing preschools to create the type of quality experience that will prepare children to read and learn. SB 1629, co-sponsored by Superintendent O'Connell, created the Early Learning Quality Improvement System Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is a new State advisory body that will develop the policy and implementation plan for an Early Learning Quality Improvement System to improve the quality of early education programs. It is also charged with developing an early learning rating scale that includes features that most directly contribute to high quality care and a funding model aligned with the quality rating scale.
Advisory Committee Members
- SB 1629 - California Early Learning Quality Improvement System Advisory Committee members.