The Marin Quality Counts Awards and Incentive programs are designed to increase workforce retention, and academic and professional preparedness of early learning practitioners working with children, birth to 3rd grade, and their families in Marin County. Participants are awarded monetary awards in recognition of advancement towards higher education degrees and child development permits or completion of approved professional learning opportunities. The program supports development and leadership skills of the early learning workforce, in order to maintain high quality early learning programs.