QUALITY EARLY LEARNING
The goal of the Quality Early Learning program of the Home Run is to ensure every child in West Sacramento has access to affordable, quality, early learning. Home Run Early Learning Specialists assess local preschools using a modified version of the California Quality Rating and Improvement System (Home Run QRIS). Early Learning Specialists also provide training and coaching to improve classroom instruction, and the Home Run offers funding to purchase educational materials.
Find a Certified Program Near You
2700 Linden Rd., West Sacramento, CA 95691
Busy Little Hands
2824 Roven Ct., West Sacramento, CA, 95691
Learning Together / Aprendiendo Juntos
3785 Topaz Rd., West Sacramento, CA 95691
Shining Star Early Learning
1453 Vine Hill Ct., West Sacramento, CA 95691
Early Learning and Child Care Provider Resources
Click here to access resources and information about Resilient Yolo’s ACEs Aware Yolo County Trauma Informed Network of Care.
Click here to access the information and forms included in the West Sacramento Home Run Provider Resource Binder. These resources are used by the Home Run's Early Learning Specialists to support providers in implementing California's Quality Continuum Framework as they progress toward and maintain Home Run Certified High-Quality Preschool status.
Additional resources and information can be found on the Yolo County Childcare Planning Council’s website.
Meet our Early Learning Specialists
Joyce has been working in the field of early learning for 32 years as a community developer, infant toddler and preschool teacher, college instructor, trainer, assessor, and coach. Joyce started her work as an undergrad at UC Davis in communication and Education and continued graduate studies in Educational Psychology and Human Development. While being a part of the West Sacramento Home Run since the beginning, Joyce values the relationships that she has been able to build with diverse providers as well as the opportunity for community collaboration. Providers' creativity, dedication, and resilience inspire Joyce to continue to reflect, grow and connect professionally and personally.
Lana has always been passionate about allowing EVERYONE to feel and experience a sense of belonging and inclusion. She began her career working with toddler and preschool age children and their families in private and public child care and preschool programs in classrooms and home settings. Additionally, she has worked in program administration in public programs. Away from her profession, she is lucky to spend time with her family and dog, and enjoys reading historical fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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