Introduction

As a parent, you want what is best for your child and work hard to give them all the support they need as they grow. Research shows that your child’s brain develops more rapidly in the first few years of life than at any other point in time; therefore, providing them with rich, stimulating experiences is crucial in preparing them for a life of learning and success. When considering child care options, it is important to seek high-quality programs that will support your child’s development in a safe, nurturing environment.

Quality Counts is a voluntary quality improvement initiative. We are committed to providing responsive, culturally sensitive, and strength-based services to improve the early care and education system for children and families in Miami-Dade County.  Providers participating in Quality Counts receive coaching, career advising, scholarships, financial supports, and a multitude of other resources to strengthen their programs. Through these services and resources, we help early care and education providers become more proficient and experienced professionals. As a result of a knowledgeable, skilled workforce, children enter school better prepared and ready to learn.