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Quality Start Los Angeles

Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) designed to help parents of children birth to five choose the best early childhood education for their family.  QSLA also supports centers and family child care providers with ongoing program enhancements.

This initiative is a collaborative effort between Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education, LAUP, First 5 LA, and the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles (CCALA) of which Options for Learning is a member organization.  QSLA is dedicated to supporting early learning providers and empowering parents. 

QSLA is actively recruiting family child care providers and centers to participate!

Learn more and apply for QSLA HERE.

Find QSLA professional development training calendars HERE.


Our Resource & Referral Quality Coaches are here to help - email or call us!

Kenya Ruiz

R&R Specialist Supervisor 

626-449-8221 ext. 8137

Cynthia Rodriguez

Quality/Career Coach 

626-449-8221 ext. 8097

Estefania Melendez

Quality/Career Coach 

626-449-8221 ext. 8104 

Jocelyn Barboza

Quality/Career Coach 

626-449-8221 ext. 8128



Additional educational workshops, group training and assistance provided by Options for Learning staff

  • Ongoing and up-to-date training and workshops to educate child care providers on child development, legal requirements, health, nutrition and safety issues.
  • Pre-licensing visits to help providers establish a high quality, safe environment.
  • Workforce development services and support for early childhood educators
  • Check out our event calendar for topics and dates.