The Marin County Office of Education is committed to supporting quality early care and education in Marin County. It offers several different programs as part of this effort. For detailed info: ECE Programs and Services Guide 2015-2016
As part of an effort to close the academic achievement gap, MCOE is administering the Early Success Initiative funded by the Marin Community Foundation and the Haas Fund.
This Initiative supports ten elementary school sites in four districts across the county. Working with their preschool, afterschool, and community partners, school sites are developing innovative programs that support:
1) A shared vision of high quality early education
2) A positive school climate that is culturally competent
3) High quality teaching
4) Alignment across standards, curricula, and assessments
5) Strong family engagement practices
6) Expanded learning opportunities.
The ECE Quality Improvement Project supports preschool programs whose children feed into the ten Pre K-3 elementary schools.
Key elements of the Early Childhood Education Quality Improvement Project are:
Social Emotional Development and Cultural Proficiency
Parent Engagement and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
PreK Alignment Activities
Early Care and Education staff are encouraged to continue their education and professional development through AB212 - a teacher stipend program. AB212 Enrollment Period is May - September 30.
The Marin County Child Care Commission serves as the state-mandated local child care and development planning council. The Commission is responsible for leading the community in planning and establishing a comprehensive, high quality child care system in Marin.