Alameda County Professional Development

The primary goal of the Quality Counts Project is to support Alameda County child care agencies in continuous improvement. Quality Counts is a partnership between the Alameda County Early Care and Education Planning CouncilFirst 5 of Alameda County and CalSAC. The AB212 Project is a component of the Quality Counts Project and will continue to provide funding to eligible agencies for professional development.


FY17 Quality Counts Project Management Meeting Dates:
  • Project Management Orientation Meeting: 9:30-4:30pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Redwood Conference Room, 1100 San Leandro Boulevard, San Leandro
  • Project Management Meeting: 9:30-12:30pm, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - ACOE, Room L-2, 313 W. Winton Ave, Hayward
  • Project Management Meeting: 9:30-12:30pm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - First 5 Alameda County, Conference Room A, 1115 Atlantic Ave, Alameda
  • Project Management Closing Meeting: 9:30-4:30pm, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - ACOE, Room 142, 313 W. Winton Ave, Hayward
Quality Counts Conference - October 8, 2016 at Chabot College, Hayward, CA

The AB212/Quality Counts Project is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Quality Counts Conference: Equity in Education: Activating Educators' Hearts and Minds.

The continual progression and advancement of people from all walks of life is alive and well. Alameda County’s early childhood workforce prides itself on being ahead of the trend and forecasting what is needed to ensure children and families thrive. Our aim, therefore, for this year’s Quality Counts conference is to align practices with the current realities of what teachers and administrators face daily in their programs. We want Alameda County’s early childhood workforce to be well prepared, skilled, competent, and responsive to our diverse community. This calls for culturally, ethnically, linguistically and gender relevant approaches that are equitable, respectful and supportive of children and families.

The conference will take place at Chabot Community College on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 7:00am to 5:00pm. Please review the workshop request for proposals and complete your proposal(s) by Friday, September 9, 2016. Presenters will receive a $250 stipend per 2-hour workshop. We are able to offer this honorarium for up to two presenters.

Quality Counts Staff Contact Information  

LaWanda Wesley
 Quality Improvement Navigator
(510) 208-9651

Zakir Parpia
CalSAC Director of Programs
(510) 444-4622 x103

Hannah Davidman 
CalSAC Program Assistant
(510) 444-4622 x110