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Quality Counts AB212
Eligibility Requirements
Track Requirements


To become eligible for working toward an Associate or Bachelor's Degree through the CARES program you must:

  • Provide a college transcript(s)
  • Enroll/pass a minimum of three (3) ECE/CD/GE units (from academic plan) with a grade of "C" or better or be enrolled in an ECE/CD Bachelor program at an accredited college or university
  • Provide the current year's FAFSA application
  • Provide college Math and English assessment scores (Applies to Associate Degree Track only)
  • Attend all required trainings
  • Complete a professional growth plan with annual
  • Complete an academic plan (Applies to Associate Degree Track only)
  • Complete environmental rating scale self-
    assessment and agree to an inter-rater assessment
  • Work cooperatively with Early Childhood Education (ECE) Specialists and Leadership Track
  • Have or be willing to apply for appropriate Child Development Permit upon eligibility

To participate in the Leadership Track you must:

  • Have obtained a Bachelor's Degree
  • Assist ECE Specialists with participants' professional growth plans, academic plans, and environmental rating scale training and assessments
  • Complete Child Development Professional Growth Advisor Training
  • Assist and maintain weekly contact with assigned participants

For more information about the Quality Counts AB212 program, please contact 
Gabriela Maher at (559) 662-3825 or