• Program Vision 

    The Kings County Cares about Quality (KCCAQ) program is committed to developing, educating and supporting professionals in the Early Childhood Education field throughout Kings County.

  • What is CARES?
    The CARES program will focus on providing professional development, support, encouragement, incentives, and rewards to early education programs and individual providers who understand the importance of further educating themselves on the best developmental practices for young children.

    CARES Program Goals?
    The ultimate aim of the Cares 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. 


  • 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 staff must participate in a minimum of 10 hours of Professional Development through KCCAQ program
    • Must be located in Kings County


  • 2023-2024 KCCAQ Program Application

    This year, the program application will be a two-step process:
    1. Fill out the application above (This will provide us with your contact information)
    2. A designated consultant will email you a link to the handbook quiz to complete. 

    2023-2024 Aplicación del Programa KCCAQ

    Este ano, la solicitud del programa sera un procesco de dos pasos:
    1. Complete la solicitud anterior (esto nos proporcionará su información de contacto)
    2. Un consultor designado le enviará por correo electrónico un enlace al cuestionario del manual para que lo complete.

    Comments (-1)


  • Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)



Join ParentSquare! You will receive an invitation to accept the ParentSquare app through your phone and once you accept it we will be notified and you will begin receiving our texts soon after. We are moving away from Remind and towards ParentSquare. Here you will be able to access anything CARES related. We encourage you to download the app today!

Contact Us

  • Phone: 
    (559) 589-2668

    (559) 589-7006


    876 East D Street

    Lemoore, CA 93245

Kings County CARES About Quality Program

Kings County Cares About Quality Program logo