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Kings County Cares About Quality



Program Overview


​The ultimate aim of the Kings County Cares About Quality program is to promote high-quality standards within the early care and education field; to work with child care agencies and community partners to determine the best course of action to leverage knowledge and resources and eliminate duplication of services; and to inform the public on what high-quality programming includes. 

The program will provide training and technical assistance to ECE staff, rate and monitor the quality of Early Childhood Education programs, provide ECE quality improvement interventions, and provide incentives to programs and teachers to improve quality.

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​Please click here to see the updated KCCAQ/CARES calendar.

Por favor presione aqui para el calendario modificado de KCCAQ/CARES.

Program Eligibility



​-Site must be in good standing with Community Care Licensing​

​-Children must be 0-5 years of age
-Must provide service and/or care for more than one child that is not your own

-Site must participate in a minimum of 10 hours of Professional Development through KCCAQ program

-Must be located in Kings County

Community Participants:
-Must work in a licensed center, licensed family child care home or non-licensed home, or work at alternate  setting such as Family Resource Center or UCP Parent and Me program

-Must work for a minimum of 15 hour per week and for at least 9 consecutive months during one program year

-Must participate in a minimum of 10 hours of Professional Development through the KCCAQ program

-Must Work in Kings County

2017 - 2018 Applications


Applications for the 2017-2018 year will be accepted June 12th - July 14th by 4:00 p.m. Please click on the Applications Box Link that will take you to our online application. No paper applications will be given and/or accepted for this 2017-18 program year. If you would like more information you may contact KCCAQ/CARES Department (559) 589-2668 

2017-2018 KCCAQ Program Application ​

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Alice Patterson
Director, Curriculum
876 E. D St.
Lemoore, CA 93245
(559) 589-7075
Brenda Naranjo
QRIS Lead/ECE Consultant
876 E. D St.
Lemoore, CA 93245
(559) 589-2676
Juan Tafolla
ECE Bilingual Consultant
876 E. D St.
Lemoore, CA 93245
(559) 589-7054
Melissa Underwood
ECE Consultant
876 E. D St.
Lemoore, CA 93245
(559) 589-7084
Zulema Zavala
Early Learning Training and Development Technician
876 E. D St.
Lemoore, CA 93245
(559) 589-7072