Project Overview

  • Through the PreK-3 Early School Success Initiative, the MCOE ECE Department supports quality improvement activities as part of an effort to close the academic achievement and opportunity gap at 23 preschool sites (39 classrooms) which feed into the 14 participating elementary schools. With the support of the Marin Community Foundation we are approaching a decade long commitment to meeting the needs of our Early Care and Education community.

    High quality professional development activities and expert coaching are grounded in current brain development research, child development and place an emphasis on reflective practice. 

    Quality Improvement Plans are organized around and aligned with:

    • The California Early Learning and Development System
      • Preschool Early Learning Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks
      • CA Preschool Program Guidelines
      • CA ECE Educator Competencies
      • Anti-Bias in Early Childhood Education
      • CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid Framework
      • Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS) 
      • Desired Results Developmental Profile (2015)
    • The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) framework


    For more information about this project, please contact Carol Barton, Early Childhood Education Project Coordinator at or (415) 499-5889